The School of Management offers six (6) postgraduate degrees. The major subjects can be chosen among the following subjects:
Licentiate in Administrative Sciences
Doctor of Administrative Sciences
- Regional Studies
- Local Governance
- Administrative Science
- Public Law
- Financial Administration and Public Sector Accounting
- Local Public Economics
- Local Public Law
- Environmental Policy
Licentiate in Science (Econ./Business Adm.)
Doctor of Science (Econ./Business Adm.)
- Management and Organization
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Law
- Tax Law
Licentiate in Social Sciences
Doctor of Social Sciences
- International Relations
- Political Science
For special reasons it is possible to take the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the School of Management in case the graduate student has taken their prior earlier university degree in other than the major subject of their graduate degree.
During the first year the graduate students prepare in consultation with their supervisors a personal curriculum (HOPS).
Doctor’s Degree consists of the following studies:
Orientation to postgraduate studies 5 ECTS
Methodological Studies 15 ECTS
Studies supporting the development of the postgraduate student’s scientific professionalism 30 ECTS
Research seminar for postgraduate studies 10 ECTS
The licentiate thesis 90 ECTS
The doctoral dissertation 180 ECTS
The doctoral dissertation represents scientific research in the field of its major subject based on independent work which is presented for public examination at the public defence.
An appropriate number of scientific publications or manuscripts accepted for publication addressing the same problem area and accompanied by a summary may be accepted as a doctoral dissertation, likewise work which fulfils similar scientific criteria. The publications may include co-authored works if the contribution of the author in question can be demonstrated.
A doctoral dissertation must be written in one of the official languages of Finland or in other international language duly approved by the Board of the School of Management.
Instructions for procedures leading up to the public defence of a doctoral dissertation and the occasion of the public defence.
The licentiate thesis represents scientific research in the field of its major subject based on independent work in which the author demonstrates good knowledge of their research field and the ability to independently and critically apply scientific research methods.
An appropriate number of scientific publications or manuscripts accepted for publication addressing the same problem area and accompanied by a summary may be accepted as a licentiate thesis, likewise work which fulfils similar scientific criteria. The publications may include co-authored works if the independent contribution of the author in question can be demonstrated. Instructions for procedures in the submission of a licentiate thesis