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Part-time doctoral program
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Part-time doctoral program
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Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science ) at the University of Latvia, Riga

Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science ) at the University of Latvia, Riga

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.

In 3 years as a doctor in management science

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.

Facts

Aim

Application and transfer-oriented research: Doctorate to Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science ) within a research project with a scientific issue.

Admission

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.

Academic degree

Dr. sc. admin. (Doctor in management science)

Didactics

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.

Duration

min. 6 semesters

Language

English

Aims

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.

  • The doctorate is characterized by practice-oriented research, transfer-oriented research management and competent project management.
  • A scientific network is available to support the knowledge acquisition, support and transfer.
  • From the very beginning, the doctoral students are in close contact with the professors who are supervising their professors both from the German-speaking world as well as at the University of Latvia, Riga.

Content

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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 fee-based program was developed and established at the Faculty of Economics and Management. It is based on a three-year structured concept of intensive seminars, research colloquia, doctoral workshops, evaluations, publications, teaching activities, conference participation and the doctoral thesis. Overall the doctoral students participate in 11 doctoral seminars. The seminars will be offered during the first two years of the program. Usually three seminars will be offered per semester. Generally, two of them will be held at SMBS. One seminar per semester – during the first two years – will be conducted at University of Latvia, Riga. The seminars take two to three days each. Conferences, workshops and examinations (at Riga) support the qualitative approach of the program. The classic dissertation will be developed as a research project. The dissertation forms the core of the program.

Dates and Destinations

  • October 2017 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 1: Philosophy of Research, Scientific Theory and Comprehensive Research Issues
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • December 2017 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 2: Global Management Models in Human Resource / Organizational Behaviour
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • January 2018
    Doctoral Seminar 3: Organizational Theory
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • March 2018 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 4: Advanced Statistical Models
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • May 2018 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 5: Social Psychology & Group Processes
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • July 2018
    Doctoral Seminar 6: Global Leadership and Change
    University of Latvia @ Riga
  • October 2018 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 7: New Technologies, Methods, Data Processing and Presentation
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • December 2018 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 8: Advanced International Marketing Research
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • January 2019
    Doctoral Seminar 9: Current Topics in Leadership
    University of Latvia @ Riga
  • March 2019 (prospective)
    Doctoral Seminar 10: Advanced Research Methods in Management and Economics
    SMBS @ Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg
  • July 2019
    Doctoral Seminar 11: Current Strategy Problems in Project Management
    University of Latvia @ Riga
  • continuous
    Working on Doctoral Thesis
    Theoretical Module / Hypothesis Development, Research Design

Part-time doctoral program

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!

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Alumni
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) DR. Christoph Staita, MBA
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) DR. Christoph Staita, MBA

Head of R&D Filter, TMA, ALD / Deputy Head PD R&D
Kathrein Group Rosenheim, Deutschland
Alumni, Doctoral Program

Contact
Dipl. Europa-Ök. (FH) Markus Spriestersbach, MBA
Dipl. Europa-Ök. (FH) Markus Spriestersbach, MBA

Program Management

+43 676 88 2222 34 markus.spriestersbach@smbs.at

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef Neuert
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef Neuert

Associate Dean of Research

+43 676 88 2221 00 josef.neuert@smbs.at