This PhD programme is no longer available.
For information on PhD programmes of the Universities of Padua, Venice and Verona, please check the institutional websites of each university.
Graduate School of Economics and Management of the Universities of
Padua, Ca' Foscari Venice and Verona is a joint three-year PhD
doctoral program designed to train doctoral candidates in a broad area
of advanced studies in economics, management and finance topics for
careers in teaching and research in universities, in public and private
research organizations, in financial and consulting institutions and in
Students attend common core courses during their first semester, in
either Venice or Verona, while they all have specific courses for
economics or management in Padova during the second semester. The third
semester is dedicated to elective courses in each of the three venues.
Students will be supervised by an advisor, member of the three
universities' faculty, during the period dedicated to the elaboration
the doctoral thesis.
At the end of the program, students are awarded a joint PhD from the
The GSEM is based in the
universities of Padua, Venice and Verona and
offers only courses at a doctoral level.
A typical first
early in September with preparatory courses
in mathematics and probability. Official courses usually begin at the
beginning of October. Courses and participation to department seminars
absorb most of the
students' activity from Monday to Friday. The academic year
three terms. After two terms of core courses, the
third term offers electives intensive courses in each institution. Exam
sessions are scheduled at the end of each term: i.e.: December,
March and June. Students are encouraged to attend summer schools in
their subjects of
election during the summer months.
Second year students attend a first semester of courses in
Usually, second year students leave for a period of research and study
in a foreign institution. The choice of the institution where students
spend their time abroad is made by the School, and it is based on
students' input and on the relative rankings.
Third year students are entirely devoted to their doctoral
under the supervision of their advisors, chosen among the faculty of
the three institutions, and participation in the activities (seminars
etc.) organised by their department of affiliation.
Participation in international workshops and conferences is recommended
and financially supported.
The PhD Program should be completed in three years. Extensions may be
allowed, but no scholarship is provided during the extension