Economics and Business Administration, PhD programme
The doctoral programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business administration lasts for 4 years and requires a volume of 240 ECTS. The requirements include the completion of a dissertation and its defense.
The dissertation is defined as a scientific research paper with original outstanding results, which have been published in respected journals, and articles of which the candidate is the leading author.
After a successful defense, the candidate will be awarded a Doctor's Degree of Philosophy (PhD).
Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation
The overall objective of the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation is raising analytical skills and administrative capacities for the Estonian public sector which are essential factors for fostering economic development and national competitiveness, and strengthening development of the knowledge-based society.
The main task of the Doctoral School is improving the competitiveness of the universities and PhD students involved in the Doctoral School project through improving the efficiency of the doctoral programmes related to economics and innovation (economics, public administration, human geography and regional planning). The Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation contributes to the quality of education, increasing the rate/amount of PhD graduates and the number of graduates employed in public and private sector. The Doctoral School project also aims at strengthening national and cross-border educational cooperation.
The Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation involves all of the PhD students studying in the fields of economics, geography at the University of Tartu, all of the PhD students studying in the fields of economics and public administration at Tallinn University of Technology, and all of the PhD students studying in the fields of management at Estonian Business School.