Overview
Study programme is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). The course is grounded on relevant research in the area of Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management and takes the benefits of the experience gained in the past with the works of master's and doctoral researchers driven from Faculty of Economics. The format of the study cycle, with a curriculum taught in English, offers an added advantage because makes it appealing for foreign students. Doctoral candidates to PhD on Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management will find as hosting the Faculty of Economics with a wide range of interests encompassing a variety of approaches and perspectives related to the program. Mutual appreciation among faculty members with diverse interests and approaches characterizes the intellectual atmosphere. Relations between faculty and graduate students are friendly and informal. We seek for applicants who demonstrate a high interest level to deeply explore the research practices of these doctoral programme specialities, namely, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics and Operational Research. Graduates will be prepared to become both accomplished researchers and outstanding teachers in colleges and universities around the world.

Objectives

The aim of the PQMAEM is to provide students with the ability to perform original scientific research in the field of quantitative methods applied to economics and management. Other objectives of the course are the diffusion of knowledge among the scientific community and the main economic and social organizations alike. It is expected that future doctors will be called to hold positions and to perform tasks requiring high academic and scientific qualifications, in line with the nature and the level of complexity of the course curricula as much as the theses work. In addition to the natural integration of the future doctors in the international scientific community, it is expected the hold by future doctors of top positions in political, economic and social organizations.

PhD Description

The curricular component for the first year consists of the following curricular units:

  • Complements of Statistics: Classical Regression Analysis; Regression with Binary Dependent Variable; Categorical Analysis and STATIS Procedure; BIPLOT Methods; Clusters Analysis; Models with Ordered and Non-ordered Multinomial Dependent Variable; Structural Equation Models with Latent Variables
  • Complements of Econometrics: Time Series Analysis, Panel Data Models; Survival Analysis
  • Complements of Mathematical Economics: Strategic Planning Modelling; Game Theory; Financial Modelling
  • Complements of Operational Research: Efficiency Analysis using Data Envelopment Analysis; Multicriteria Methodologies to Decision Support; Productivity Analysis with Malmquist indices
  • Research Methodologies
  • Thesis Project

The curricular units are part of the study plan as follows:

a) Complements of Statistics, in the first four-months period, of compulsory attendance for all branches, with 30 teaching hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation;

b) Complements of Econometrics, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Econometrics, with 30 teaching hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation;

c) Complements of Mathematical Economics, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Mathematical Economics, with 30 teaching hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation;

d) Complements of Operational Research, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Operational Research with 30 teaching hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation;

e) Research Methodologies, in the third four-months period, of compulsory attendance for a ll branches, with 12 teaching hours and 6 hours of tutorial orientation;

f) Thesis Project, in the third four-months period, o f compulsory attendance for all branches, with 12 teaching hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation, to prepare the project to be evaluated.

In addition to the curricular unit described in (a), PhD students in the branch of Statistics should select only one of the curricular units described in (b), (c) and (d), based on a recommendation of the scientific committee and the course coordination, taking into account the research preferences of each student.

The research process in the other two subsequent years obliges each student to participate in three doctoral days (end of the third semester, end of the fourth semester and end of the fifth semester of enrollment) to show clear evidence of his/her own research progress (literature review, methodology and results) .

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

National Students: 6600 Euros (1st year - 3000 Euros; 2nd year - 1800 Euros; 3rd year - 1800 Euros)

International Students*: 66000 Euros (1st year - 3000 Euros; 2nd year - 1800 Euros; 3rd year - 1800 Euros)

Application Fee: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

The applications are made using the online form