Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Management Science for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca. The three year doctoral program is articulated in curricula. The 8 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. The Management Science curriculum is oriented towards managerial decision making in complex organizations based on a quantitative approach to finance, marketing, information systems, operations, organizational behavior, innovation and industrial dynamics. Among the multidisciplinary research units at IMT, the research units LIME (Laboratory of Innovation Management and Economics, and AXES (Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems, will be the main contributors to the curriculum. In particular, during the program students are expected to acquire a solid grasp of underlying principles of information theory, decision sciences, statistics and numerical methods, along with their organizational and economic implications. Students and faculty address research questions raised by the emerging digital economy, the transformation of organizations and markets, and opportunities for new business models. Although the curriculum is primarily designed to prepare candidates for leading academic positions in top business and industrial engineering schools, a number of our graduates also assume high-level consulting or other industry positions. All students are based in the newly restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The campus includes residential facilities, including an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, and outdoor recreational spaces, all serving to add a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program. Eligible students will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,600/year. The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the Institute. To further enhance the internationality of the program, all students have the opportunity to spend anywhere from 2-9 months abroad at a research institute or university, with the possibility of receiving additional financing through the Erasmus+ program. To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see our website. You can also sign up for our free interactive webinar scheduled for June 5th 2014. The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time. Find IMT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for the latest news.
IMT Lucca is a public graduate school fully embedded within the Italian higher education system.