Organisation of Studies
Phone: +372 665 1318
This page aims to give doctoral students all necessary information related to the organization of studies:
- compiling and implementing your study programme
- evaluation of doctoral students
- regulations and forms
- upcoming courses
Please notify your Study Consultant is something important is missing from here so we could continuously update the page according to your needs.
Compiling and implementing the programme
The successful completion of the doctoral programme in management at EBS is carried out according to the individual study plan compiled by the doctoral student and approved by the supervisor. Individual study plan states the compulsory courses and electives, possible exchange studies, and research activities with a corresponding schedule.
The nominal fulltime study period is 4 years but considering that most doctoral students are also working while studying the individual study plan can also be drafted for a longer period (average 5 years). All doctoral students must go through a yearly evaluation based on their individual study plan. During evaluation the progress of studies and research is evaluated and the evaluation committee might suggest updating the individual study plan according to the real status of doctoral student.
The form on the individual study plan can be found from here. Fulfilled study plans should be submitted to your Study Consultant.
In the beginning of a semester each doctoral student must declare the courses he/she plans to participate through the study information system of EBS (abbreviated as ÕIS). Whilst declaring the courses the doctoral student must keep in mind his/her individual study plan but if interested can also declare other courses (not mentioned in the individual study plan).
How to use ÕIS?
Having successfully entered ÕIS, you will see your personal data (which can be altered if necessary) and also links to your study results etc.
To declare your subjects, choose the link "Declarations". The system automatically offers you a doctoral programme’s standard selection independent from your individual study plan.
If you agree with the list of subjects offered to you, click "confirm declaration".
If you want to change the subjects offered to you follow the steps below:
- to delete subjects, click the link after the subject
- to add subjects you have two alternatives:
- to select additional subjects from your study program, click "declare in addition a subject from my study program",
- to select additional subjects from other study programmes and/or together with other study groups, use the search tools at the bottom of the page – click "add the subject which has not been declared to my group". You can now look for your desired subjects by study group and by subject. Having found the subject, click "add the subject".
- Finalise the declaration by clicking the link "confirm declaration".
Every doctoral student has the right and obligation to present the results of his/her research both nationally and internationally (conferences, seminars, workshops etc.) in order to get feedback and to increase the international circulation of knowledge. These research trips are not covered by the tuition but each doctoral student has the possibility to apply for different scholarships aimed to help to cover these expenses. See more here.
Evaluation of doctoral students and regulations
The evaluation of doctoral students is an evaluation of the progress of doctoral students with their studies and research during the academic year based on the individual study plan of a doctoral student.
Evaluation is performed once per academic year in September by EBS Research Council. The Doctoral students are informed of the time of the evaluation at least one month prior to the evaluation. Doctoral students are evaluated after one nominal academic year from their matriculation or one year after the last evaluation. Doctoral students are not evaluated during their academic leave. Results of the evaluation are reflected in ÕIS in credit points.
Upcoming doctoral courses
Faculty: prof Peeter Lorents
Friday, October 14 at 9:00-12:15
Saturday, October 15 at 13:00-16:15
Friday, November 25 at 9:00-12:15
Saturday, November 26 at 9:00-12:15
GENERAL GOALS OF THE SUBJECT
To give an overview of those concepts, principles and methods that we need in us and in the surrounding world to describe different systems and understand their status and development.
To give an idea of the essence of property and relations.
To give an idea of the system as a complex of certain elements, property of elements and relations between them.
To give an idea of similarity forms and the essence of modelling of systems.
To give an idea of time as a system, the essence of dependence on time, static and dynamic interpretation methods of systems.
To give an idea of evaluating, controlling and analysing systems.
To give an idea of general principles with which construction, condition and development of systems comply regardless of the type of system: either inanimate systems (e.g. houses, cars, computer networks etc) or animate systems (e.g. people) or mixed systems (e.g. business organisations, manufacturing businesses etc).
To give an idea of systems’ animateness and inanimateness, and their death.
To give an idea of the principles of systems’ ethics.
Faculty: Ave Lauren
Monday, November 21 at 9:00-16:15
Tuesday, November 22 at 9:00-16:15
This course provides an overview of and experience with qualitative research methods. You will be introduced to a wide variety of qualitative methods, but due to time constraints in the course, we will focus primarily on two: grounded theory and discourse analysis. Our purpose in choosing these two methods/perspectives is to gain a good understanding of at least two methods so that you can actually begin to develop qualitative research using them. However, the skills you learn will also serve as a foundation to enable you to learn to conduct other types of qualitative research, as well. A relevant and substantial reading list will be provided to introduce you to these methods.
Faculty: Dr. Shiko Ben-Menahem (ETH Zürich)
Tuesday, November 22 at 16:15-17:45
Wednesday, November 23 at 9:00-16:15
Thursday, November 24 at 13:00-16:15
Friday, November 25 at 13:00-16:15
The two main objectives of this course are:
1. To develop a general understanding of (1) the characteristics of good (management) theory and why it is important, (2) the process of theory development in the field of management
research (i.e., how one can construct a theoretical contribution), and (3) the methods to improve students’ theorizing.
2. Learn about the origin of a number of influential management theories and their conceptual assumptions and issues.