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PhDDoctoral Seminars in English

Tuition fee €3,000 per year

The defence costs are not included in the tuition fee.

Application fee €200 one-time
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The DSE at The Poznań Univeristy of Economics and Business represents a elite programme designed mainly for small group of participants. The DSE programme is not based on formal lectures and credits but on individual, interpersonal forms of studying: seminars, workshops and summer schools; intended to provide the students with knowledge and experience in a active and direct way. All programmes of study are regularly reviewed to ensure that the teaching arrangements are satisfactory and that students are making appropriate progress.

Programme structure

The Programme of Doctoral Seminars in English PUEB offers:

seminars (160 hours)
lectures (22 hours),
workshops (48 hours),
summers schools (60 hours).
Schedule of the first edition of the DSE 2011-2014


A class at a university when a small group of participants and a supervisor meet to discuss or study a particular topic, provide presentations and exchange ideas. The Doctoral Seminars in English programme is designed to provide interns with an opportunity for direct, close and interactive cooperation with their supervisors and seminars will make up more than half of all classes (55%). Although cooperation between supervisor and intern is very much a joint decision, it is planned that half the hours will be in the form of ONLINE SEMINARS with the rest as face-to-face meetings. This formula is proposed to meet the needs of non-Polish participants who are not able to visit Poland very often, as well as those who are very busy with their work, family or communities.


Knowledge Management
Human Resource Management
Corporate Finance
Economic – Transformation In Central And Eastern Europe
Globalisation and Regionalisation
Strategic Impact of e-Government On Economy And Society
Banking Systems And Safety Net Arrangement
Service Management – An Interdisciplinary Approach


Workshop I, theme one – Topic for PhD thesis; theme two – Foundations and methodology of scientific research.

The workshop is devoted to providing theoretical and practical knowledge in the methodology of scientific research as well as providing advice on choosing a PhD thesis topic. The workshop focuses on: characteristics of the ‘scientific approach’,key characteristics of a PhD, the role of the thesis and doctoral regulations, criteria for choosing a topic, identifying a research problem, designing a study and the key concepts: originality in thinking, contribution to knowledge, appropriate methods, systematic enquiry.

Workshop II Research methodology– qualitative and quantitative research methods.

The workshop provides an overview of research methods and the course content includes: types of qualitative and quantitative research, the main methods of data collection and analysis, the limitations of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Workshop III. Academic writing – the PhD thesis and journal articles.

The workshop provides advice and information on how to write a thesis, on the specific form of academic writing in English and on the examination process. Course content includes: literature search, library and IT skills, academic writing, research ethics, presentation skills, assessing research, the external examiner’s perspective and responsibilities; organisation, planning and time management while writing, the thesis reviewer, understanding the role of the supervisor and advisors and preparing for the defence.

Summer schools

I. The thesis topic and the methodology of scientific research.

II. Applied research methods related to the fields of interest of the majority of PhD students.

III. Presentation of the PhD thesis.

Career opportunities

The graduate can work at:

  • support units for boards of directors in companies running the import-export business
  • operational, analytical and managerial positions in international corporations, institutions of national and international administration
  • diplomatic posts
  • run their own business on international scale

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application deadline
31 Aug 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Warsaw time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application deadline
31 Aug 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Warsaw time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States