From 2011, Doctoral Program applicants do not need to choose their supervisors in the application process. Decisions of supervisors are made after students have passed the comprehensive exams after the first year in the program. Students can apply to eight doctoral degree programs, each affiliated to a department of the School:
– Business Strategy and Policy
– Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour
– Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Management Science and Engineering
Our Doctoral Program aims to train highly competent academic research talents for universities, the government and other research institutions.
The School fully builds on its multi-disciplinary advantage to nurture top academic talents in economics and management. From 2009 on, reforms have been implemented in different aspects of the program: doctoral candidates are required to present their research papers in seminars; year limit has been set for students to pass the doctoral comprehensive exams; the anonymous review to doctoral thesis was implemented; students are required to choose three faculty members as thesis advising committee after passing the comprehensive exams; the School also provides the opportunity for doctoral students to go on international exchanges in world famous research universities for a semester or a year. All of the above changes have been conducive to the quality of the School’s doctoral education.