Doctorate in Business and Economics

Universidade de Aveiro
Program overview
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
Portuguese, English

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About this program

Doctorate in Business and Economics

The recently created Doctoral Program in Business and Economics of the University of Aveiro, with three branches of specialization - Economics, Management and Finance - responds to the requests of researchers and graduates to continue their doctoral studies in these areas of knowledge, tackling a gap that exists not only in the context of the doctoral programs of the University of Aveiro, but also, due to its differential nature, in the context of the education Programs in these areas in Portugal.

The aim of this Doctoral Program is to provide solid, advanced and updated scientific training at theoretical, methodological and applied levels in the fields of Economics, Management and Finance, training doctors with the capacity to pursue scientific research not only in academia but also in business, providing them with a more complete and in-depth understanding of economic and business reality, so as to be more productive in their activities, produce state of the art research and share their new knowledge by publishing scientific articles, attending conferences or training of new professionals. It is the specific objective of this Doctoral Program to satisfy the growing need for a body of experts capable of responding to the challenges posed by the complexity of the problems affecting, among others, the financial sector, industry, environment and energy, telecommunications, labor and Education, tourism and health.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Research Methodology in Business Sciences
  • Seminar in Economics and Business Sciences I
  • Thesis Project I

2nd Semester

  • Quantitative Methods in Business Sciences
  • Seminar in Economics and Business Sciences II
  • Thesis Project II

Year 2

Thesis (2nd Year)

Year 3

Thesis (3rd Year)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees 2022/2023: 2325€€/year
  • International tuition fees 2022/2023: 2325€€ /year

Career paths

The holders of the PhD degree in Business and Economics of the University of Aveiro will be able not only to carry out scientific research that expands the frontier of knowledge in these areas, but also to make analyses, plan, manage and evaluate Programs and policies in the various sectors of the economy, in a rigourous and independent manner. Therefore, these Doctors will be prepared to integrate educational and research institutions, public institutions, consulting firms and other private organizations, both at national and international level.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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Why study at Universidade de Aveiro

Why is Universidade de Aveiro the your next best step?

  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
  • Intercultural environment: in a universe of over 90 nationalities, you can expect to see, feel and live cultures from all around the globe. Besides all the Intercultural events (more than 80 in 2019), you can count on a team fully dedicated to help you in any matters related to your studies and living abroad circumstances.
  • Learn for the future: it is a modern university, with excellent infrastructures to learn and to start developing your career today. The university’s interdisciplinary atmosphere is crucial for the growth of critical knowledge and to develop towards society.
  • Academic support: Universidade de Aveiro offers to its international students’ programs that allow them to get familiar with Portuguese language or level their knowledge on core subjects like Mathematics.
  • International cooperation and mobility: While studying in Aveiro, you can take advantage of numerous mobility programs that will take your education experience to a whole different level, while living in a new country, meeting new people and learning new skills. Universidade de Aveiro also has cooperation agreements with hundreds of international institutions.
  • Young and vibrant city: A medium sized city, with a low cost of life, capable of combining both amazing natural places, such as beaches, mountains and rivers and, at the same time, renowned innovation & tech events, projects and centers.

Contact info

Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Phone no: +351+351 234 370 200

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