Prof. Dr. Helmut Zsifkovits
Chair of Industrial Logistics, Montanuniversität Leoben
Discovering and developing innovative ideas: As a doctoral student at the SMBS, you are working directly with the supervising university professors on your doctoral thesis. The doctoral program supports you scientifically and enables you to network and exchange experience with other doctoral students. The SMBS – University of Salzburg Business School accompanies this doctorate program as an administrative partner in the German-speaking world.
The doctoral program with a focus on management science is divided into seminars, colloquia and doctoral workshops, inter-evaluations, teaching activities, conference participations and publications as well as the Doctoral Thesis (doctoral thesis). In total, the doctoral students complete 11 seminars during the first two academic years. Usually three seminars are offered per semester. Two seminars per semester are offered at the SMBS in Salzburg. One seminar per semester is offered at the University of Latvia, Riga. The seminars have a duration of 2 – 3 days. Conference, workshop and examination dates (in Riga) contribute to the quality requirements of the program and round off it.
This structured doctoral program is a part-time program. The working language of the program is English.
The University of Salzburg Business School – SMBS – is the administrative partner of University of Latvia, Riga, in the German-speaking countries for their doctoral program in Management Science.
The University of Latvia is a long-established, state-run university, entitled to award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees and qualifications. With around 20,000 students, it is the largest university of the country. The University holds an excellent reputation in research and teaching.
Application and transfer-oriented research: Doctorate to Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science ) within a research project with a scientific issue.
Graduation, preferably with an economics degree, with a 5-year regular study period at a state-recognized university or college, e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or graduates of courses with an 8-semester regular study period at German universities of applied sciences or universities, as well as (other) equivalent foreign degrees.
Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science)
Research projects, ongoing evaluations, students are in close contact with the supervising professors from a German-speaking country as well as at the University of Latvia, Riga.
min. 6 semesters
The SMBS – University of Salzburg Business School – cooperates with the University of Latvia, Riga, and is an administrative partner in the German-speaking world. The Doctoral Program in Management Science of the University of Latvia, Riga, enables professionals to complete a part-time doctorate in Dr. sc. Admin. (Doctor of management science). In addition to the research project, the structured doctoral program also includes seminars, interviews, colloquia and doctoral workshops, as well as conference participations and publications.
This seminar introduces students to the philosophy of research, research ethics, approaches to framing questions and designing research, proposal writing, sampling and data collection methods.
This seminar explores the prominent perspectives of international theorists and researchers in HRM and OB literature. Students will work to build a foundation with which they can build their own research agendas regarding business management in a global context.
Graduate-level introduction to organizational theory, and its application to leadership, management, and the design of international and multi-national corporations.
Students learn to analyse data in the performance of business research using advanced statistical methods. Students will formulate models, use software to determine optimal model parameters, and analyse the results for validity.
Graduate-level introduction to social and industrial-organizational psychology. Emphasis on major theories, issues, and literature regarding social psychology and organizational behaviour in domestic and international contexts.
Traditional leadership theory is reviewed and contrasted with more recent models of effective leadership in a global context with a special emphasis on the leadership of organizational change.
Graduate-level introduction to critical issues in research methodology relevant for the social sciences. Special focus will be on theory-driven, qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.
This course explores the complex environmental issues related to international marketing operations, including regional trade agreements, social, cultural, legal, and political dimensions, and market entry strategies. Moreover, the course gives an overview of recent trends in marketing research in international context.
This course provides an overview and in-depth analysis of current issues and theoretical frameworks related to global business leadership.
This course introduces students to linear and non-linear regression models for the analysis of quantitative data and provides in-depth knowledge of advanced statistical methods, including SEM and econometric modelling.
This is an advanced, managerially-oriented course which provides an overview of international strategy and management theory. Topics include the formulation of global strategies as well as the diagnosis of problems and opportunities in international markets.
In the third year, you will complete your dissertation. This is accompanied by doctoral colloquia. The defence of the dissertation takes place after fulfillment of all requirements and the achievement of all credit points of the University of Latvia, Riga.
The doctoral programs are the result of years of partnership in research and teaching with universities around the world.
Chair of Industrial Logistics, Montanuniversität Leoben
Prof. emeritus, Hochschule Augsburg
Doktorvater / Supervisor
Human Resource Management, Social Psychology, Group Processes
Frau Prof. Dr. Tatjana Seibt ist Dozentin und Doktormutter im Doktoratsprogramm in Management Science der Universität Lettlands, Riga, tätig. Im Rahmen dieses Doktoratsprogramms obliegen ihr die studienbegleitenden Seminare Social Psychology and Group Processes sowie Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour.
Für ein aktuelles Forschungsprojekt zu Aspekten des Talent Managements mit Fokus auf Mitarbeiterbindung und -motivation wurde Frau Prof. Dr. Seibt kürzlich ein Bundeskanzler-Stipendium der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung zuerkannt.
Hochschule Augsburg, Fakultät für Wirtschaft, Schwerpunkt: Profilorientiertes Marketing-Management
Associate Dean of Research SMBS
Start a new successful career with a doctorate, like many of our graduates. If you are interested in looking into a scientific question over an extended period of time, in finding something really new and in establishing yourself through publications and lectures of a scientific community, this is the right place for you. do you have any questions about this? We look forward to hearing from you!
Further programs at SMBS
In addition to the doctoral studies we offer also a double degree program for “master of business administration“.
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