PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Economics and Enterprise

    General Information

    Number of places: 25

    Languages: Spanish

    Coordination
    • Víctor Iglesias
       
      viglesia@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Víctor Iglesias
    • Ana Cárcaba
    • Holm Kohler
    • Francisco González
    Presentation

    The PhD Programme in Economics and Enterprise is aimed at the formation of researchers in the social-economic field.

    It has the collaboration of the Universities of Strathcly, Gottenburg, Brussels, Hervi, Varsovia, Metropolitan of London, Leuven, Budapest and South Florida, as well as the European Syndical Institute, Consulting Europa, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, the University of Illinois, SAREL (Spatial Analysis and Regional Economics Laboratory), INRS-UCS, Ramón Areces Foundation, FADE, Asturian Association of Family Enterprises (AEFAS) and the Institute of Family Enterprise (IEF).

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    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    The general profile of the applicants who wish to access the PhD Programme in Economics and Enterprise of the University of Oviedo is that of a Graduate/Postgraduate in Social Sciences. More precisely, since it is a PhD Programme that has a wide range of applications in the field of Social Sciences, although it is mainly focused on economics and the enterprise, different specific profiles are possible. These can be summarized into 6 ideal profiles for the 3 lines of research that make up the Programme:

    Profiles related to the line of Business Economics:

    • Profile of Commercialization and Research on Markets: Graduates in Business Administration or similar Degrees, who have completed a Postgraduate Degree in a subject related to Business Administration including contents of marketing, market research or similar.
    • Profile of Financial Economics: Graduates in Business Administration or similar Degrees, who have completed a Postgraduate Degree in a subject related to Business Administration including contents of financial direction, banking or similar.
    • Profile of Business Organization: Graduates in Business Administration, industrial engineers, computer science engineers or similar Degrees who have completed a Postgraduate Degree in a subject related to business administration, including contents of production, organizational design, entrepreneurial strategy, human resource or similar.

    Profile related to the line of Accounting:

    • Profile of accounting: Graduates in Business Administration, Accounting and Finances, or related Degrees, who have completed a Postgraduate Degree that involves systems of accounting information.

    Profiles related to the line of Social-Economic Analysis:

    • Profile of applied economics: Graduates in Economics or related Degrees who have complete a Postgraduate Degree in Applied Techniques of Economic Analysis or similar, with special formation in Spatial Economic Analysis, Labor Markets or Econometrics.
    • Profile of sociology: Graduates in Social and Political Sciences, Labor Relations, Social Work or related Degrees, who have completed a Postgraduate Degree in Techniques of Social Research, Analysis of Social Changes and Social Well-being or similar.

    In addition to these ideal profiles, it is possible to define other profiles that may also have chances of being admitted into the PhD Programme but that would require additional formative complements:

    • Industrial engineers, IT professionals, chemists or similar who have completed a Postgraduate Degree related to Engineering or Computer Science applied to business or to a concrete aspect of Business Administration (for example, management of quality).
    • Graduates in Law who have completed a Postgraduate Degree in the business-entrepreneurial field (Markets, work, regulation of competence, urbanism).
    • Archiquects with formation in Urbanism and basic knowledge of Economics.
    Criteria for Admissions:

    The criteria for admission that will be taken into account are the following:

    • Suitability of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees completed by the candidate, as well as their academic record. The Committee will pay attention to the subjects taken and the grades obtained in relation to the line of research requested by the applicant. The quality of the Postgraduate Degrees taken will also be assessed. (Maximum: 1.5 points for Undergraduate Degrees, 2.5 points for Postgraduate Degrees).
    • Although it is not a compulsory requirement, proven previous experience in research will be evaluated, in order of importance: (1) publications, (2) participation in projects or contracts and grants obtained and (3) attendance to and participation in congresses. In the case of publications, those published in journals of international reference related to each line of research will be prefered (Maximum: 3 points).
    • Furthermore, the Programme will also evaluate the possible professional experience related to the fields of research in which the Thesis of the student will be developed in the Programme. (Maximum: 2 points).
    • Moreover, without being a compulsory requirement, knowledge of languages scientifically relevant will be valued, with a special interest in written and oral mastery of English (Maximum: 1 point).

    In the case that there are more applicants per line of research than places available, the person in charge of each line will make a report to justify the order of the candidates according to the aforementioned criteria, which will be approved, under supervision, by the PhD Committee. The Programme may decline applications that, even if they meet the established general requirements, are considered to lack an appropriate formation for the line of research requested. If the formative deficiences are small enough, the Programme may establish a schedule of formative activities that complement the formative deficiencies that may be identified.

    Part-time Students

    The Programme admits part-time students. The criteria for admission are the same as for full-time students.

    Complementary Formation:

    The PhD Committee of the Programme will determine the formative complements that the applicants will have to take according to their previous formation, among subjects included in Master's Degrees, up to a maximum of 18 ECTS.

    Formative Activities

    Activities

    • Cross-curricular Formation
      Total Amount of Hours: 60

      Description of the Activity: This activity aims at working on the basic competences and working on the general capacities and skills of the PhD students.

      It is composed of seminars and the PhD Conferences. The Seminars will approach, among other topics, contents related to the dissemination and communication of research or the quality entry in the working world as specific formation in the topics related with more than one field of research. The PhD Conferences combine conferences, panels and participative sessions, as well as the showcase of "posters" that explain the contents of the theses and the advances of the research that is being conducted by the PhD Students.

      A detailed annual scheduled will be composed and made available at the website of the International Center for Postgraduate Studies (http://cei.uniovi.es/postgrado).

      The goal is that the PhD students acquire, among others, the following learning results:

      • Searching for scientific information online.
      • Creating, presenting and publishing scientific information.
      • Creating and presenting a patent.
      • Knowing the basic principles of enterprise creation and self-employment.
      • Exchanging knowledge between PhD students.
      • Disseminating their research activity among the enterprises and the whole of the Asturian society.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator to the enterprise.

      This activity is compulsory for all the PhD students of the University of Oviedo, who have to attend for a minimum of 60 hours during their formative period.

      Teaching languages will be Spanish and/or English.

      Monitoring Procedures: An individualized control of attendance will be performed. When deemed necessary, the performance of the PhD student in these activities will be assessed with an essay or project whose precise specifications will be given to them by the people in charge of said formative activity.

      All these controls are part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable

    • Attendance to congresses and seminars and research
      Total Amount of Hours: 30

      Description of the Activity: In-training researchers will take part in research conferences and seminar. Starting on their second year of PhD, the student will have to actively participate at least once per year with at least one presentation of the most relevant results of their research.

      This formative activity is strongly related to the development of the following competences: CB11, CB12, CB14 and CB15.

      Monitoring Procedures: The director of the Thesis will prove the attendance of the student to the seminars mentioned in said document and will supervise that the student proposes the presentation of their work in at least one seminar per year starting on their second year of PhD. Part-time students will have to complete half the amount of hours during double the amount of years, and may choose to start this activity during their second or third year of PhD. The student will have to attend the sessions that their tutor and director suggest to them, informing of each session attended and including them to their document of activities of the PhD (DAD).

       

      Mobility Actions: The PhD student will be able to attend seminars or meetings conducted at other universities and they will be counted as part of the required 30 hours of attendance to seminars (15 for part-time students).

    • Meeting of PhD Students of Economy and Enterprise: PhDay
      Total Amount of Hours: 15

      Description of the Activity: Annually, the Programme organizes a meeting to present the progress of the PhD Thesis of all the students of the PhD Programme. They will have to present them in 20 minutes and a professor, different from the directors of the Thesis, will evaluate and comment during 10 minutes, and afterwards there will be a brief period of discussion for professors and PhD students.

      This formative activity is closely related to the development of the following competences: CB12, CB13, CB14 and CB15. The Meetings will take place once per year in the months of June or July according to the academic calendar of each year.

      Monitoring Procedures: The PhD Committee of the Programme will be adequately represented in these Meetings and will compose a report to evaluate the progress of the work of the student, based on their performances and the discussion that arises from them. This report will be part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be periodically revised by the tutor and the director of the Thesis and evaluated by the PhD Committee.

      Mobility Actions: Not Applicable

    • Attendance to congresses
      Total Amount of Hours: 40

      Description of the Activity: Attendance will be required for, at least, one scientific congress, either national or international, during the development of the PhD Thesis. This activity aims at working on the CB15 and CB16 competences. This activity will be conducted, preferably, on the second year of PhD onwards for full-time students, and starting on the third year for part-time students.

      Monitoring Procedures: Individualized attendance control will be conducted. The participation of the PhD student in the congress will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Funding of this activity will depend on the grants, financial aid for mobility, projects or research contracts that the research groups involved may acquire. If funding is not available, the student may be excused from doing this activity.

    • Other activities related to research
      Total Amount of Hours: 20

      Description of the Activity: Depending on the working plan scheduled with their director, each student will have to do the following formative activities throughout the development of their PhD Thesis: Publications related to their research, and it is recommended that the student has some of their main advances and achievements sent to be evaluated by scientific journals related to their line of research at the moment of completion of their PhD Thesis.

      International stays that allow them to develop their research and, if possible, access the International Mention. Participation in research contracts or projects suitable for their PhD Thesis. This formative activity is closely related to the development of the following competences: CB12, CB13, CB15 and CB16.

      This activity will take place, preferably, starting on the second year for full-time students and the third year for part-time students.

      Monitoring Procedures: These activities will be desinged by the director/s of the Thesis, who will evaluate the progress of the work done by the student in their annual report and document of activities of the PhD student (DAD). These activities are understood to be interchangeable, depending on the profile of the student and the needs of the research they conduct. In case that the student lacks funding for these activities, the PhD Committee of the Programme may analyze if this may be compensated with other formative activities.

      The participation of the PhD student in the congress will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Funding of this activity will depend on the grants, financial aid for mobility, projects or research contracts that the research groups involved may acquire. If funding is not available, the student may be excused from doing this activity.

    Lines of Research

    Social-Economic Analysis

    • María Amparo Novo Vázquez
    • Sandra Dema Moreno
    • Cecilia Díaz Méndez
    • Jose Maria Garcia Blanco
    • Isabel García Espejo
    • María del Carmen González  Menéndez
    • Ana Marta Guillén Rodríguez
    • Rodolfo Gutiérrez Palacios
    • Marta Ibáñez Pascual
    • Holm-Detlev Köhler
    • Laura Cabiedes Miragaya
    • Begoña Cueto Iglesias
    • Melchor Fernández Fernández
    • Paula Fernández González
    • Manuel Fernández Grela
    • Esteban Fernández Vázquez
    • Lorena García Alonso
    • Ana Salomé García Muñiz
    • Manuel Landajo Álvarez
    • Ana Jesús López Menéndez
    • Miguel Ángel Malo Ocaña
    • Miguel Ángel Márquez Paniagua
    • David Matesanz Gómez
    • Francisco Javier Mato Díaz
    • Matías Mayor Fernández
    • Blanca Moreno Cuartas
    • Rigoberto Pérez Suárez María
    • José Presno Casquero
    • Julián Ramajo Hernández
    • Carmen Ramos Carvajal
    • Fernando Rubiera Morollón
    • Juan Antonio Vázquez García
    • María Rosalía Vicente Cuervo
    • Ignacio del Rosal Fernández
    • Nuria Hernández Nanclares

    Accounting

    • Amelia Bilbao Terol
    • María del Mar  Arenas Parra
    • Raquel Quiroga García
    • Ana Cárcaba García
    • Javier De Andrés Suárez
    • Julita García Diez
    • Roberto García Fernández
    • Jesús García García
    • Belén González Díaz
    • Jose Emilio Labra Gayo
    • Antonio López Díaz
    • Enrique López González
    • Pedro Lorca Fernández
    • José Antonio Pérez Méndez

    Economy of the Enterprise

    • María Elena Fernández Rodríguez
    • Antonio Martínez Arias
    • Guillermo Pérez-Bustamante Ilander
    • Luis Ignacio Álvarez González
    • Ana Belén Del Río Lanza
    • Celina González Mieres
    • Víctor Iglesias Argüelles
    • Maria Leticia Santos Vijande
    • Mª José Sanzo Pérez
    • Leticia Suárez Álvarez
    • Juan Antonio Trespalacios Gutiérrez
    • Rodolfo Vázquez Casielles
    • Susana Álvarez Otero
    • Rubén Arrondo Garcia
    • Ana Isabel Fernández Álvarez
    • Carlos Fernández Mendez
    • Ana Rosa Fonseca Díaz
    • Silvia Gómez Ansón
    • Víctor Manuel González Méndez
    • Francisco González Rodríguez
    • Susana Menéndez Requejo
    • Lucía Avella Camarero
    • David Alfonso De La Fuente García
    • Jesús Ángel Del Brío González
    • Belarmino Adenso Díaz Fernandez
    • Marta Fernández Barcala
    • Manuela Fernández Junquera
    • Beatriz Fernández Muñiz
    • Maria Isabel Fernández Quesada
    • Esteban Fernández Sánchez
    • Esteban García Canal
    • Isabel García-Ovies Sarandeses
    • Alberto Gómez Gómez
    • Manuel González Díaz
    • Eduardo González Fidalgo
    • Pilar Lourdes González Torre
    • Francisco Javier Iglesias Rodríguez
    • Beatriz Junquera Cimadevilla
    • Cristina López Duarte
    • Andrea Martínez Noya
    • José Manuel Montes Peón
    • Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
    • José Parreño Fernández
    • Raúl Pino Diez
    • Paolo Priore
    • Francisco Javier Puente García
    • Pedro Riesgo Fernández
    • Vanesa Solís Rodríguez
    • Ana Suárez Sánchez
    • Ana Valdés Llaneza
    • Sandra Valle Álvarez
    • Daniel Vázquez Bustelo
    • Camilo José Vázquez Ordás
    • Juan Ventura Victoria
    • Marta María Vidal Suárez
    • Francisco García Pérez

    Contact

    International Center for Postgraduate Studies

    Address:
    Plaza de Riego. 33003 - Oviedo
    Telephone:
    985 10 49 75 / 985 10 49 76
    Fax:
    985 10 49 59
    E-mail:
    infodoctorado@uniovi.es
    Coordination
    • Víctor Iglesias
       
      viglesia@uniovi.es