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PhD Program Management

FacultyFaculty of Business and Management
Duration / ECTS-Credits6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 8, EQF/NQF: Level 8
ISCED-F0413 Management and Administration
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 094 xxx | C 794 360 xxx
Curriculum
Information on the Curriculum (2009W) *
Admission Requirements
Relevant diploma or master's degree or equivalent
Application

* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
46.8

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
39.4
 3 SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
11.2
 4 SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
2.6
 5 INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

Source: Academic year 2016/2017

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's or diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the PhD Program Management requires a university (diploma or) master's degree in a thematically relevant field. Master's or diploma degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences ("Fachhochschulen") are considered on an individual basis.

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the doctoral degree programme.

Modules and Dissertation

Compulsory Modules
35 ECTS-Credits

Dissertation
135 ECTS-Credits

Methodology
5 ECTS-Credits

PhD Research Seminar
5 ECTS-Credits

PhD Seminar
5 ECTS-Credits

Professional Development
5 ECTS-Credits

Literature Review
10 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
5 ECTS-Credits

The dissertation is a scientific study, which – in contrast to a diploma or master’s thesis – documents the student's ability to independently master scientific problems.

The dissertation may be submitted as a monograph or may consist of three thematically and/or methodically related articles.

A monograph has to meet international quality standards of double blind reviewed publications in the respective field of research.

Dissertations consisting of a minimum of three thematically and/or methodically related articles. The quality criteria mentioned in the curriculum are valid.

The topic of the dissertation must be from the fields of business administration or business education.

Elective Module
5 ECTS-Credits

Quantitative Methods I
5 ECTS-Credits

Quantitative Methods II
5 ECTS-Credits

Elective Module
5 ECTS-Credits

Qualitative Methods I
5 ECTS-Credits

Qualitative Methods II
5 ECTS-Credits

Modules and Dissertation until summersemester 2015 »

Compulsory Modules
92.5 ECTS-Credits
Dissertation
87.5 ECTS-Credits

Methodology
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Quantitative Research Methods
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Qualitative Research Methods
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Research Seminar I within the Field of Dissertation
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Research Seminar II within the Field of Dissertation
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Research Seminar within a related Field of Research
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Literature Review
15 ECTS-Credits

Research Proposal
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
2.5 ECTS-Credits

Academic Writing
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Generic Skills
7.5 ECTS-Credits

Scientific Communication
7.5 ECTS-Credits

The dissertation is a scientific study, which – in contrast to a diploma or master’s thesis – documents the student's ability to independently master scientific problems.

The dissertation may be submitted as a monograph or may consist of three thematically and/or methodically related articles.

A monograph has to meet international quality standards of double blind reviewed publications in the respective field of research.

Dissertations consisting of a minimum of three thematically and/or methodically related articles. The quality criteria mentioned in the curriculum are valid.

The topic of the dissertation must be from the fields of business administration or business education.

Qualification Profile and Skills

The PhD Program Management serves to further develop abilities to conduct scientific work independently and to promote academic careers following diploma and master's degree programs. Graduates can make original independent contributions to the further development of their field.

The program focuses on the following competences:

  • Knowledge of the state of research and professional judgement skills in the area of the dissertation;
  • The ability to recognize and establish links to related areas of research;
  • The ability to write scientific papers that meet the international quality standards of the relevant field;
  • To reflect on the ethical and societal implications, particularly in term of gender, of the results of one's own research;
  • The ability to present and discuss research findings scientifically with various groups;
  • The ability to organize and conduct research processes and to participate in research teams.

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Doctorate

Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the PhD Program Management may especially be found in

  • Universities
  • Research institutions and other post-secondary educational facilities
  • Research departments of public and private, national and international institutions,
  • Leading positions within organizations.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Forms effective until 11/30/2015 »

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Martin Messner

Information for students with disabilities

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The doctoral thesis agreement „online“

The doctoral thesis agreement is an agreement between a doctoral student and his/her mentors/supervisors.

The doctoral thesis agreement contains courses that the student will have to attend (courses for the module generic skills e.g.) the thesis' title, scope and form and defines the rules to assure state of the art quality standards in the respective field. It also defines the steps and time range to complete the thesis. (Statute of the University of Innsbruck)

„(…) The crucial role of supervision and assessment: in respect of individual doctoral candidates, arrangements for supervision and assessment should be based on a transparent contractual framework of shared responsibilities between doctoral candidates, supervisors and the institution (…)“ Conclusions and Recommendations from the Bologna Seminar on „Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society“, set of ten basic principles (Salzburg, February 2005)

 „(…) As stressed in the fifth Salzburg Principle, supervision plays a crucial role. Supervision must be a collective effort with clearly defined and written responsibilities of the main supervisor, supervisory team, doctoral candidate, doctoral school, research group and the institution, leaving room for the individual development of the doctoral candidate. Providing professional development to supervisors is an institutional responsibility, whether organised though formal training or informal sharing of experience among staff. Developing a common supervision culture shared by supervisors, doctoral school leaders and doctoral candidates must be a priority for doctoral schools. Supervisors must be active researchers (…)“ European Universities‘  Achievements Since 2005 in Implementing the Salzburg Principles, 2.3. Supervision (Berlin, June 2010)

General Informations

>> Function of the doctoral thesis agreement „online“

>> What is ist not?

>> What does the workflow look like in general?

>> Elements and Preferences

>> Instruction Manual


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Function of the doctoral thesis agreement „online“

As an „online-tool“ it is designed

  • to support mentors/supervisors at their tasks
  • to remind mentors/supervisors and students when a deadline has been missed
  • enables to keep track of all steps oft he process (log-file)
  • enables a flexible reaction (and its documentation) to research results and/or changing conditions
  • the doctoral thesis agreement is a quality management instrument

What is ist not?

  • it is not a complete compensation for personal dialouge/contact
  • it is not a „(E-)Portfolio“
  • it is not a „control instrument“

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What does the workflow look like in general?

Start

The online agreement is generated as soon as the student officially acknowledges the start of his / her thesis in the Examinations Office.

Editing

Some elements (meeting, courses, synopsis and schedule) have been created automatically and must be filled with data within four weeks.

The student uses the student portal LFU:online to create elements and to define his / her tasks.

Mentors/Supervisors use VIS:online

Students and supervisors are notified by email as soon as a new element has been created.

End

The online agreement is completed as soon as the thesis grade is available in the system. (Supervisors need not take any further action).


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Elements and Preferences

Elements

You can edit an element only if you have created it.

  • Comments (can be created and modified by mentors/supervisors and student)
  • Courses (can be created and modified by mentors/supervisors)
  • Meetings (can be created and modified by mentors/supervisors)
  • Schedule (can be created and modified by student)
  • Synopsis (can be created and modified by student)
  • Sytem info (reminder etc., the element is created by VIS:online)

Preferences

  • change language
  • change email preferences
  • substitution
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Instruction Manual

An instruction manual for supervisors can be downloaded here (access restricted).

LFU:online  (the student portal hosted by the University of Innsbruck) provides an instruction manual under "my papers" >> "my agreements". Among other helping files the manual can also be downloaded here. 

For further details regarding the doctoral thesis agreement please contact the Examinations Office or Christina Raab (Christina.Raab@uibk.ac.at).


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