Doctoral degrees at Turku School of Economics

Learning outcomes

Doctoral education of Turku School of Economics aims at training of experts for the needs of business, society and academic community. It offers scientific research training to solve relevant, current and anticipated problems related to business, economy and society.

At Turku School of Economics, doctoral candidates may complete the following doctoral degrees:
Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
Doctor of Social Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy

The degrees can be completed in the following fields:
- Accounting and Finance
- Management and Organisation
- Marketing
- International Business
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Business Law
- Economics
- Economic Geography
- Quantitative Methods in Management
- Information Systems Science
- Futures Studies

The degrees of Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy can be completed in all majors. In addition, the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences can be completed in the major of Economics.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

Doctoral training is organized in so called doctoral programmes. Turku School of Economics is responsible for the Doctoral Programme of Turku School of Economics. Doctoral candidates at TSE may also belong to another multidisciplinary doctoral programme at the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS). The degree is always granted by Turku School of Economics. The majority of doctoral candidates belong to the Doctoral Programme of TSE (all majors). Some of the doctoral candidates in Information Systems Science belong to the Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Computer Sciences (MATTI), coordinated at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. More information on the MATTI-programme is available from the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/sci/Matti.

THE LEARNING GOALS OF DOCTORAL DEGREES

The aims of and requirements for postgraduate studies
Having completed his/her postgraduate degree (according to the aims of postgraduate degrees by the Council of State, 1039/2013) the student:
1. is well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance;
2. has gained knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge;
3. is conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research;
4. has gained such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his/her own field of research as enables him/her to follow developments in them;
5. has gained sufficient communication and language skills and other abilities to work in wide and demanding expert and development tasks and in international cooperation.

The learning goals and objectives of doctoral degrees at TSE (Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Social Sciences) are described in detail in the Study guide (pdf): https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/tse/studying/studies/Pages/Study-Guide.aspx.

Content

According to the degree structure, the doctoral degree consists of at least 240 credits. As a full-time student, the doctoral degree can be completed in four years. Postgraduate studies consist of 60 credits. Advanced studies offered for the Master's degree can also be used to a limited extent as part of postgraduate studies. The most important part of the doctoral degree is the doctoral dissertation. The doctoral degree may be completed after the licentiate degree or without a licentiate phase. Most postgraduate students proceed to the doctoral degree directly from completing the Master's degree.

In order to complete a doctoral degree, the student must:
1) complete the studies required in the degree requirements and more precisely described in the curriculum
2) compose a doctoral thesis which shows his/her ability to produce new scientific information and defend it in a public defence of a doctoral thesis. The thesis must be a presentation which is based on independent research on a subject within one of TSE's scientific fields.

The studies for the degrees of Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Social Sciences comprise of the following:

DOCTORAL DEGREE 240 cr
1. General postgraduate studies 16 cr
2. Postgraduate studies in major subject 32 cr
3. Elective studies 12 cr
4. Doctoral dissertation

If the student has already completed the Licentiate degree (Licentiate of Economics and Business Administration or Licenciate of Social Sciences), he/she does not have to complete 1-3 in the doctoral degree (Doctor of Science in Economis and Business Administration or Doctor of Social Sciences).

More information on doctoral training at Turku School of Economics is available from: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/tse/doctoral-programme/Pages/home.aspx.


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Doctoral degrees at Turku School of Economics

Postgraduate studies in major subject 32 ECTS
Doctoral Studies in Accounting and Finance
Regarding the postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance, see Study Guide and contact your supervisor.
Doctoral Studies in Economics
KT045010 KTJ5 Microeconomics, 8 ECTS
KT045011 KTJ6 Macroeconomics, 8 ECTS
KT045012 KTJ7 Econometrics, 8 ECTS
KT045800 KTL Licentiate Thesis, 90 ECTS
KT045900 KTV Doctoral Dissertation, 180 ECTS
Doctoral Studies in Quantitative Methods in Management
Regarding the postgraduate studies in Quantitative Methods in Management, see Study Guide and contact your supervisor.
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