• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Doctoral Program in Information Management from NOVA IMS aims to promote knowledge and innovation in Information Management, particularly in the research of its impact on wealth creation, improving the performance of organizations and the development of new methodologies and decision making tools.
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The Doctoral Program in Information Management from NOVA IMS provides advanced training through research, contributing to the progress of knowledge and the training of researchers, university teachers and highly qualified professionals. The research may follow a more theoretical trend or be developed in an applied context, allowing the knowledge transfer from academia to society.

Who is it for?

This Doctoral Program aims to provide advanced knowledge for highly qualified researchers, teachers, technical staff and managers.

This program has 5 specializations:

  • Information and Decision Systems
  • Marketing Research
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Information Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    January 20th to March 4th, 2021.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      It is desirable not to exceed a period of 4 years.

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Seminar 
  • Advanced Topics Geographic Information Science
  • Experimental Design
  • Machine Learning
  • Scale Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To enter the Doctoral Program, applicants must meet one of the requirements set out in national legislation:

  • Hold a Master's degree or equivalent, or a bachelor's degree, in which the number of credits is at least 240. In this case the final grade average must be at least 16 (out of 20);
  • Hold a degree and a relevant academic or scientific curriculum and which has been recognized and approved by the Academic Board that declares that the applicant is able to carry out this cycle of studies.
  • Applicants must show proficiency in English (spoken and written).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 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.


The Coordinator of the Program encourages and helps doctoral students with applications for scholarships or other financial support. Applicants in the Doctoral Program of NOVA IMS are, historically, highly successful in their applications for scholarships from FCT – the Science and Technology Foundation.

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