Call for applications

Admission to Doctoral Programmes is gained through a highly selective application process, subject to international attention.
Deadline for call for applications a.y. 2017/18: April, 27th 2017 1 PM (Italian time).

Doctorate Coordinator

Professor Anna Comacchio, Ca' Foscari University

Educational aims

The PhD in Management of Ca’ Foscari University – Department of Management is a unique programme in Italy which provides the opportunity of an integrated Mphil title in Management Studies within the PhD programme.

The PhD is an international programme designed to train doctoral candidates in different areas of Management studies and to prepare skilled researchers for career in the Academia, in public and private research institutions, consulting organizations, and in private companies.

Major areas of faculty research currently include: organizational economics and game theory; innovation and entrepreneurship; organization theory and organization design; human resource management and competences; marketing; accounting regulation, strategic management, cultural management, behavioural economics, business history, corporate finance; sustainability.

The programme provides an intense and challenging coursework period and opportunities for gaining research experience already in the first year.

Students who successfully complete the 1st year programme are awarded a MPhil in Management Studies.

The programme is taught entirely in English and welcomes each year several international students.

Research themes

  • Credit and finance theories: the financial function of business and the banking and non-banking financial intermediaries;
  • Management and financial accounting theories: international and national accounting principles, individual, group, fiscal and public budgeting, planning and supervision;
  • Organisational theories and organization design; human resource management and competences;
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Organizational economics and game theory;
  • Strategic management and competitive analysis;
  • Marketing and International management;
  • Business history;
  • Behavioral and experimental economics;
  • Cultural management
  • Sustainability management.

Professional profiles

The PhD graduate will practice the competencies in teaching and researching acquired as scholars in Academia, as researchers in private and public research institutions and project leaders and managers in consulting companies and private corporations.

For information on educational activities

Lisa Negrello
Tel: +39 041 234 9256
Fax: +39 041 234 9176


Department of Management, 
San Giobbe Cannaregio 873, 
30121 Venezia