Ph.D. Knowledge Technology & OrganizationSkema Business School France
SKEMA Business School is a school created by the merger of two French schools, CERAM Business School and Groupe ESC Lille in 2009
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||€ 10000|
|Start Date||September 2016|
KTO PhD In Management
SKEMA business school proposes a strong international standard base PhD in Management called KTO (Knowledge, Technology and Organization) PhD.
This PhD in Management combines disciplinary breadth and methodological depth. It prepares candidates for research and teaching careers at leading educational institutions where advanced research capabilities are required. The KTO PhD is a full-time programme. It is intensive, with high expectations on independent inquiry, on competences in research methods and on collaboration. Our goal is to place students in top institutions in Europe and in the US.
Why choose the SKEMA Business School PhD programme in Management?
The KTO PhD programme offers:
Unique Research capabilities:
The PhD programme is mostly supported by the Knowledge, Technology and Organization (KTO) research centre. The KTO research centre seeks to contribute to academic and policy debates about management challenges in a global knowledge based economy. The topics covered by the KTO centre include strategy or organization in relation with innovation and knowledge.The KTO centre also investigates various issues in international business, business ethics and emerging countries. The KTO centre organises international research workshops and seminars on a regular basis with the participation of professors from the world's leading universities.
Professors from the KTO centre have a strong record of publications in recognised international journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, etc. The KTO centre organizes international research workshops and seminars on a regular basis with participation of professors from the world’s leading universities. Visiting professors from top institutions also teach in the KTO PhD programme. It also supports doctoral seminars where SKEMA PhD students and invited students are invited to present their research work.
The KTO PhD also benefits from the expertise and competencies from other SKEMA business school research centres (e.g., the European Centre for Corporate Control Studies, Innovation and Competition Research Centre). Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty from other centres in methodological courses and during regular common seminars.
A truly international PhD:
The KTO PhD in Management is a truly international programme. All courses and seminars are held in English and students come from all over the world. KTO faculty has demonstrated an enduring endeavour to create opportunities for students to meet, discuss and work with world-class researchers in their field of specialisation.
PhD students are encouraged to visit foreign universities and to develop research collaboration abroad in their third and fourth years of study.
SKEMA Business School is a multi-campus international business school located in France (Sophia Antipolis, Lille and Paris), North America (Raleigh, North Carolina) and China (Suzhou). Students will have opportunities to visit other SKEMA campuses when useful for their research project or teaching experience.
Excellent working conditions:
Assistantships are awarded every year through a financial aid package that fully covers tuition and provides an attractive stipend that can continue for up to four years in the programme. This assistantship is yearly evaluated based on the overall student's performance.
Funding for participation in leading international conferences, seminars, or workshops is available.
Students have the possibility to access to a large and rich portfolio of databases (e.g., ORBIS, WRDS, Thomson One, etc.)
The KTO PhD is located in Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera, one of the most popular science parks in Europe with leading innovation clusters in electronic, aerospace, software, telecommunications, perfume and tourism etc.
From the very beginning, students are involved with and participate to the SKEMA KTO research center activities.
Throughout the KTO PhD programme, students are given the opportunity to teach in undergraduate or graduate programmes to get a real teaching experience and practices.
Admission to the KTO PhD programme is highly competitive, with the number of qualified applicants always greatly exceeding the number of available places. Typically 5-6 students are admitted each year and 2-4 are going through the second year. Meeting the requirements listed above does not guarantee admission.
Admission decisions are made by a recruiting committee and rely on a number of factors including academic background (e.g., grades and training in mathematics, statistics and social sciences), research experience, test scores, aspirations, and fit with the research interests of KTO research center and its members.
Pre-selected applicants are interviewed via telephone; local applicants may be invited to visit the campus.
Application must include:
- The application form
- Copy of diplomas and grading
- A photocopy of the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) or of the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) for applicants whose native language is not English (unless the Master was delivered in English)
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) are not compulsory but highly appreciated
- Two (or more) letters of recommendation (preferably academic references)
- Sample of research works such as a Master/Bachelor thesis dissertation.
When processing the enrolment application, the SKEMA administration must check that:
1. The applicant has the necessary academic qualifications to complete the degree programme
2. The student has secured adequate funding
The SKEMA administration cannot be held responsible for the lack of notification resulting from inaccurate or delayed information, or changes regarding permanent and mailing addresses provided by candidates. Nor can SKEMA be held responsible for postal or telegraphic delays not caused by the Business School.
The Knowledge Technology Organization PhD in management is a full time four-year programme.
- There are assistantship/teaching requirements for funded students.
A yearly evaluation of grants is made based on overall student's performance.
- KTO runs a weekly seminar combining presentations from KTO faculty members and world-class guest speakers. Attendance to those seminars is mandatory throughout the KTO PhD programme.
- PhD students are invited to present their research work or project during doctoral workshops.
- During the courses of the programme, students are also invited to attend events such as teaching seminars and publication workshops.
In their two first years students attend basic courses. Each course/module is evaluated separately.
Requirements to move to the second year:
- Attendance at each course
- At least a grade of C in each course of the methods section
- At least a grade of B in each course of the fundamental section
Requirements to move to the third year:
- At least a grade of B in Strategic and Organization Courses
- Pass the final comprehensive examination at the end of the second year, covering all courses content.
- A successful defense of the student's research proposal
The research proposal is presented before a committee by the end of the second year. Together with their advisors and the PhD director, the members of the committee decide whether the student is allowed to continue in the third year. This decision is based on courses performance and examination completion, on the evaluation of the research proposal and, in general, the ability of the student to design and engage in an academic career.
If the requirements for the completion of the second year are not met, an MSc in Research is awarded as long as the student obtains satisfactory results in courses examinations.
- The third and fourth years are dedicated to completing the thesis and developing academic papers that will be presented in conferences, seminars and workshops.
- Finally the PhD is awarded at the end of the fourth year once the thesis is defended before a jury composed of the scientific committee and the student thesis supervisor.
Knowledge Technology & Organization (KTO) PhD required courses
Seminars and workshops
KTO Weekly seminars series:
KTO runs seminars combining presentations from KTO faculty members and world-class guest speakers.
PhD students are invited to present their research work or project.