Contents of Study

The standard duration of accredited doctoral programs is 3 years, while the maximum duration is 5 years. Doctoral students follow an individual study plan prepared under the guidance of their supervisors at the beginning of their study.

First part of PhD studies consists mainly of passing successfully at least five subjects in a given area of study. Students must in the first year of their study complete all the required subjects.

FBA offers two fields of study:

Subjects compulsory for both fields:

Branch compulsory subjects: Doctoral student chooses one of the two subjects on recommendation of a supervisor and according to his/her specialisation.

Branch compulsory subjects for the field Business Economics and Management: Doctoral student chooses one of the two subjects on recommendation of a supervisor and according to his/her specialisation.

Branch compulsory subject for the field Economics.

Optional subjects

From the second year of PhD. study, the focus is given on conducting own research under the supervison of appointed dissertation thesis supervisor, presenting at conferences, writing research papers and finally a dissertation. See section Study Requirements for more details.


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