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 PhD Programme in Management


The PhD in Management consists of the new designation, from the academic year 2021/2022onwards. It replaces the previously known PhD in Business Administration.

The Doctoral Programme in Management seeks to develop competent academic researchers at an international standard in the field of Management. The Doctoral Programme in Management, totalling 180 ECTS, is organised in two distinct phases: a first academic year of coursework dedicated to learning and research within compulsory course units (in the areas of Management and Epistemology), a wide range of specialisation course units in the different areas of Management (Accounting, Applied Quantitative Methods, Finance, Marketing and Strategy and Organisation and Business Policy) and various methodological seminars designed to support students in writing their doctoral thesis; this is followed by four semesters exclusively dedicated to research work towards the production of the doctoral thesis.

English is the working language in the Doctoral Programme in Management, which offers excellent conditions for researching, both in terms of facilities and bibliographical, software and databases. Contact with the international academic world is highly encouraged. The Programme organises an annual research conference with guests from other universities and supports student participation in international conferences. It relies on a highly qualified faculty body, trained in reference universities across the world and affiliated to research centres with good research assessments (NIPE - Economic Policies Research Centre, and CEMAPRE - Centre of Mathematics Applied to Economic Forecasting and Decision) and with growing publication rates. Students come from 15 different nationalities, fostering an excellent working and social environment. 

The Programme’ specific objectives are to:

• Promote the advancement of knowledge in Management;

• Prepare students to develop independent and original scientific research in Management;

• Provide students with the necessary support to produce high quality research, by attending a programme of taught courses;

• Contribute to the interdisciplinary discussion of knowledge in Management and its interactions with other areas of knowledge;

• Promote communication within the academic community and to society in general by discussing the results, contributions and implications of research projects;

• Capacitate students to take action in their professional and social contexts within the various domains of Management in a way that contributes to scientific and social progress. 

If you are looking to obtain advanced training of excellence and to develop your research skills in the areas of Management, EEG's Doctoral Programme in Management offers you the necessary resources and support to be successful at such a demanding endeavour.​​

The language of instruction in this programme is English.​

Applications and Vacancies

Tuition fees

Admission Criteria​



Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Management


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380


The broad objectives of this programme are to:
a) Promote the development of advanced research in Management;
b) Promote the development of independent learning capacity skills that are required for accomplishing original scientific research in Management;
c) Provide a programme in Management based on courses that are designed to provide high quality research active skills;
d) Contribute to the discussion on the latest thinking and research in key Management issues and its interactions with other areas of knowledge;
e) Promote the diffusion of scientific knowledge within the academic community and to society in general, by being able to discuss the results, contributions and implications of research projects;
f) Have an active role in preparing students to respond to social and economic challenges both in a national and international corporate context.

Key learning outcomes

1. Identify a research problem in Management and justify its academic and practical importance;
2. Define and critically discuss the relevant theoretical frameworks underlying a specific research topic in Management;
3. Identify and critically discuss gaps, inconsistencies and limitations in Management theory;
4. Select and implement appropriate methods and techniques of data gathering and treatment to the organizational research problem under investigation;
5. Develop innovative knowledge in the specific area of research in which the student is engaged;
6. Discuss and evaluate the contributions of the conducted research to the management literature, assess its impact on the organizational context and its environment, and formulate lines of future research.

Access to higher education

The conclusion of this Doctoral degree enables the participation in post-doctoral level research projects.


This PhD in Management is appropriate for those who wish to pursue or enter an academic career in higher education or wish to pursue advanced management research in public or private institutions, either nationally or internationally. The course also prepares students for assuming high responsibilities in private and public sector organizations.






Access forms

Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.
This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements

Candidates who hold a master's degree in the field of Management or the like can apply for the PhD in Management. Candidates who do not satisfy this condition may still be admitted, provided that they have a school or scientific curriculum that is especially relevant and suitable for holding a PhD in the scientific area of the study cycle.

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Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2392/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: