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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 7 positions, of which 5 with scholarship. One scholarship will be reserved for graduates from foreign universities. In addition, the doctoral programme obtained the funding of a scholarship from INPS, the Italian National Pension Institute, to carry out research on the effects of climate change on the labor market. One position will be reserved to employees of the Cooperative Credit Bank of the Castelli Romani and Tuscolo, for advanced training on banking and finance topics. International research collaborations and visiting periods are favoured by partnerships with the Université Catholique de Lille (France) and with the University of Lincoln (United Kingdom), as well as by a mobility agreement with the University of Reading (United Kingdom). 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.

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

The Ph.D. student from the partner bank 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

  • Theoretical foundations of Economics, Management and Accounting
  • Research methods for social sciences
  • Banking, corporate and finance law
  • Business administration, business economics and entrepreneurship
  • Mathematical tools for economics and business research
  • Econometrics
  • Innovation and technology diffusion
  • Publishing strategies and academic career paths


Choice between specialisations: Economics and Management and Accounting.


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


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 Reading (United Kingdom), School of Law - https://www.reading.ac.uk/law/

Erasmus+ mobility agreement between the Doctoral programme and the PhD in Law of the University of Reading.

Istituto Nazionale per la Previdenza Sociale (INPS) - https://www.inps.it

A doctoral scholarship is funded by INPS after a competitive call. The selected PhD student will carry out a research project on the risks of climate change for workers, partly during a 12-months stay at INPS and during a 3-months visiting period abroad.

Banca di Credito Cooperativo dei Castelli Romani e del Tuscolo - https://www.bcccastellituscolo.it/privati/

The selected doctoral student will attend PhD courses while working for the bank. Research will be developed on the following topics: cooperative credit reforms and their effects on corporate governance and regional inequality; challenges posed by Industry 4.0 in regards to digital transformation and sustainable finance.


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