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Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lisbon, Portugal
As a Nova School of Business and Economics Ph.D. graduate from the Management programme, you will systematically be suited for positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. You will also be prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations.
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By integrating our Ph.D. program, you become an essential link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our Ph.D. candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected.

Five reasons to choose this Management Ph.D. from Nova School of Business and Economics

  • Distinctively International
This Ph.D. follows the best international practices and emphasizes publishing in international outlets. Our faculty is well connected with leading research institutions across the world and will help you place your work into an international context. 
  • Training experience
Our goal is to prepare you as an independent researcher. With this in mind, the first year of the program includes, along with core courses, elective courses from which you can choose your particular field of interest.
  • Research excellence
A series of research workshops get students acquainted with the research agenda of the faculty in the first year. Plus, they will have a supervisor to guide them through the program from day one. From then on, students can present their work and get feedback from faculty members who work in several of our knowledge centers. 
  • International networking
We expect our students to spend the equivalent of a semester abroad in a prestigious international institution, allowing them to interact with other Ph.D. academics in their specific field and other areas of specialization.
  • Effective placement
Our faculty is actively involved in the placement of Ph.D. students. Our recent graduates got positions in prestigious international institutions, as well as Portuguese higher-education and public organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Applications are open from 12 December until 10 February.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics 
  • Exemplary Research
  • Hot Topics in Exemplary Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Social Behavior

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants should hold a Master’s. Your degree can be in any field (e.g., the sciences, arts, and humanities), but if you do not have previous coursework in business studies, your supervisor may require additional coursework (at Nova SBE or elsewhere). If you do not have a Master’s, you can still be admitted to the Ph.D. program as long as you finish a Master’s (or equivalent) en route.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Fees may be reduced depending on the academic merit of the candidate. Academic merit is defined through analysis of performance relative to the program requirements for each year.

You can participate in Nova SBE research projects as Research Assistant, or join the teaching staff of Nova SBE as a Teaching Assistant or Grader. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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