PhD program in Applied Economics and Management (AEM)

The institution

The University of Pavia, founded in 1361, is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. Today almost 24,000 students, from both Italy and overseas, study at our University. Pavia, as a city-campus, offers students a unique experience in Italy and rare in Europe: to stay at one of 20 University colleges. Pavia is a city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants located 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels.

The program

The PhD program in Applied Economics and Management (AEM) is run jointly by University of Pavia (Department of Economics and Management) and University of Bergamo (Department of Management Science, Economics and Quantitative Methods).

The AEM program offers PhD students a wide range of skills, both instrumental and specialized, in the fields of Economics and Management. The program provides acquisition of high competence skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, with a widespread coverage of techniques.

The AEM PhD program qualifies as “Innovative” according to the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) Guidelines since it fulfills the requirement “International PhD”, having a 25% share of the Faculty composed by academics working for international universities. Teaching and research activities will be delivered and develop in English.

The PhD program is based on a three-year research activity. It is coordinated by the Faculty Committee, which is also responsible for selecting each PhD student’s supervisor. The Committee periodically verifies in Research Workshops that the students successfully fulfil all the requirements to achieve the final degree.

Expected employment and professional opportunities:

  • Academic career in Italian and European universities
  • Management career with initial business positions on data analysis, marketing analysis, international business, innovation and start-up of new businesses
  • Positions regarding market analysis, competition, pricing, cost-benefit analysis, in Italian and European agencies and in trade association organization
  • Consultancy companies, with initial position on data analysis, customer behavior analysis, financial performances.

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