NOVA Information Management School

PhD in Information Management


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ECTS Coordinator

Fernando José Ferreira Lucas Bação

Education objectives

The Doctoral Program in Information Management aims to promote knowledge and innovation in Information Management, particularly in the research of its impact on wealth creation, improving the performance of organizations and the development of new methodologies and decision making tools.

It provides advanced training through research, contributing to the progress of knowledge and the training of researchers, university teachers and highly qualified professionals. The research may follow a more theoretical trend or be developed in an applied context, allowing the knowledge transfer from academia to society.

This Doctoral Program aims to provide advanced knowledge for highly qualified researchers, teachers, technical staff and managers.

This cycle of studies in Information Management is designed to include five specializations:

  • Information and Decision Systems
  • Survey Methodologies and Marketing Research
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Information Technologies

Applications - academic year 2018/2019
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae and a letter of intent, and submit the application in the end, until July 5th, 2018. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum, and an interview.

Access conditions

To enter the Doctoral Program, applicants must meet one of the requirements set out in national legislation:

  • Hold a Master's degree or equivalent, or a bachelor's degree, in which the number of credits is at least 240. In this case the final grade average must be at least 16 (out of 20);
  • Hold a degree and a relevant academic or scientific curriculum and which has been recognized and approved by the Academic Board that declares that the applicant is able to carry out this cycle of studies;

Applicants must show proficiency (spoken and written) in English.

Degree pre-requisites

The admission process is based on:

  • Final grade of the master's and/or the bachelor's degrees;
  • Analysis of the academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Analysis of the professional curriculum;
  • Interview.

Access to other courses

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
300003 Research Seminar I 7.5
300008 Orientation Camp 1.0
300009 Interdisciplinary course 4.0
300010 Research Colloquia I 1.0
300011 Joint Virtual Research Seminar I 0.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
300012 Research Colloquia II 1.0
300017 Joint Virtual Research Seminar II 0.5
2º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
300013 Research Colloquia III 1.0
300018 Joint Virtual Research Seminar III 0.5
2º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
300014 Research Colloquia IV 1.0
300019 Joint Virtual Research Seminar IV 0.5
3º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
300015 Research Colloquia V 1.0
300020 Joint Virtual Research Seminar V 0.5
3º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
300016 Research Colloquia VI 1.0
300021 Joint Virtual Research Seminar VI 0.5