Design and Structure of the PhD Course Business for Society

The PhD Program is structured in 3 years and its Teaching Plan includes 20 modules with a total number of 660 hours that equals to 81 credits. The program is developed in traditional lectures, laboratory training and seminars.

Some modules are mandatory (cross-curricular) while others represent chosen activities (depending on the chosen curriculum). The first part of the PhD Course focuses on Mathematics and Statistics and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, modern econometrics for management studies to enable students to understand the underpinnings and methodological aims of the qualitative/quantitative methods, to experiment the use of different approaches for data collection and analysis and to compare different econometric models and interpret empirical analysis.

Economic theory, strategic management and organizational behavior are part of cross-curricular activities for providing students competences on the theoretical foundations of research in economics, strategic management by analyzing the links to strategic and behavioral perspectives.

Other modules analyze models of value creation in terms of intermediaries, corporate finance and management accounting, innovation management and technology, corporate governance models and sustainable practices.








The PhD Business for Society is structured in two curricula:

1. Management of institutions and international organization

2. Strategic management of innovation in companies and no-profit organizations

While the first adopts a macro perspective in the analysis of the impact of economic and business activities on society with a specific focus on institutions and international markets, the second adopts a micro perspective of companies and no-profit organizations.

Teaching Plan