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Course description and objectives

The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Economics, Management and Accounting is to train high-level researchers and business practitioners, potentially able to access the international job market for academic and business research on topics that require a pronounced interdisciplinary approach, integrating the methodologies and cultural contributions from Economics, Management, and Accounting. The proposed framework represents an effective response of academic institutions to the fast and unceasing evolution of the international economic scenario, that requires the use and development and new advanced knowledge to interpret increasingly complex phenomena.

The doctoral programme is a three-year course comprising two curricula: Economics, and Management and Accounting. The doctoral programme includes 8 positions, of which 6 with scholarship. One scholarship is reserved for graduates from foreign universities. Another scholarship is funded by the Université Franco-Italienne (Vinci Programme) to undertake research project “Assessing policies for the transition towards sustainable finance and climate goals” in co-tutelle with Université Côte d’Azur. One position is reserved to employees of Coelmo SpA, for advanced training on accounting issues.

International research collaborations and visiting periods are favoured by partnerships with the Université Catholique de Lille (France), the University of Lincoln (United Kingdom), and the University of Patras (Greece). It is compulsory for PhD students to spend at least 3 months in a foreign university or research institute.

Training plan

Coursework in the Doctoral Programme totals 60 ECTS or 240 hours of frontal teaching, starting from November 2021.

Doctoral students will take 8 core courses on cross-cutting themes, compulsory for all, and at least 10 electives that allow to specialise in Economics or in Management and Accounting.

The Ph.D. student from the partner company defines a customised training plan, in agreement with their academic and industrial co-tutors, and in line with the core business and R&D activities of their company.

More details are available in the tentative list of courses, reported below.

Core courses

  • Research methods for social sciences
  • History of economics and accounting
  • Mathematical tools for economics and business research
  • Probability and statistics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and technology diffusion
  • Banking, corporate and finance law
  • Publishing strategies and academic career paths


Choice between specialisations: Economics and Management and Accounting.


  • Dynamic optimisation
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Banking, finance and institutions
  • Political economy
  • Fiscal systems and welfare economics
  • Labor economics
  • Economic growth and development
  • International economics
  • Economics of climate change
  • Advanced econometrics


Management and Accounting:

  • Business economics
  • Strategic management
  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Groups and network systems
  • Public management
  • Management information systems
  • Human resource management
  • Organisational design
  • Corporate governance

The break-down of the training plan into ECTS is conditional on approval of the Academic Board.

Expected employment and professional opportunities

The new Ph.Ds will be able to compete in the national and international job markets for academic and business careers. Thanks to the emphasis of doctoral training on empirical aspects and methods, the new Ph.Ds will be well prepared to apply new knowledge in support of policy-making, as well as in research institutes and business sections that carry out quantitative analyses of economic, managerial, and accounting phenomena.

Agreements and collaborations

Research and teaching in the Doctoral programme in Economics, Management and Accounting (XXXVI cycle) will be carried out in collaboration with foreign universities, institutes, and companies:

Université Catholique de Lille (France), Faculté de Gestion, Economie et Sciences - https://www.univ-catholille.fr/en/etablissement/faculte-de-gestion-economie-sciences-licences

Exchange of academic staff and PhD students; research collaboration on management research methods, on entrepreneurship and experimental economics.

University of Lincoln (United Kingdon), Lincoln International Business School, Department of Strategy and Enterprise - https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/

Exchange of academic staff and PhD students; research collaboration.

University of Patras (Greece), Department of Economics - https://www.upatras.gr/en/node/146

Exchange of academic staff and PhD students; research collaboration.

Coelmo SpA - https://www.coelmo.it/landing.php

The selected doctoral student will attend PhD courses while working for the company. Research will be developed on the following topics: impacts on governance of reforming the Business crisis and insolvency code, in particular on the organisational model “231”; analysos of opportunities and challenges raised by the Next Generation EU programme, with specific reference to incentive systems and the digital transformation.


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