Training activities

The PhD programmes include research training that is both transferrable and specific to the area of each programme and consists of both compulsory and optional activities.

All the activities that the PhD student must complete are recorded in an activities document, but in any case there are compulsory activities that must be completed in the first academic years. It may also include transferrable activities offered by the same university.

Other professional who are not PhD holders may participate in these activities as long as they hold a relevant qualification in the corresponding area.

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You can also do other mobility, under the Erasmus programme, both studies and internships. Check the information in the corresponding links.


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For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled.
 

Mandatory activities:

  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    PhD theses normally comprise three essays in the form of research papers for submission to a high-impact scientific journal. One essay is written per academic year and is presented at one of the two workshops organised within the programme. The first paper may be sent to a high-impact scientific journal during the final year of PhD studies.
  • Participation in internal seminars organised by the research group or the department
    Once a year, students must give an account of the progress of their theses. One paper should be written each year and presented in one of the two annual workshops that must be attended by students on the programme, in which they either present their own work or discuss that of others. These sessions are attended by lecturers on the PhD programme and guest lecturers, mainly from universities abroad, who can comment on the presentations that have been made.
    The workshops are held in June (DEMO June Workshop) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and in September (International Business Economics Workshops) at the University of the Balearic Islands.

Optional activities:

  • Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
    Every two weeks, the different departments that collaborate on the PhD programme hold seminars that may be attended by its students. Most of these seminars are in English.
  • Attendance on working doctoral groups
    These are held periodically by many scientific organisations in the field of business studies and economics, both in this country and abroad. Students are encouraged to participate in these, with the permission of their thesis supervisor. This activity is best undertaken during the first years of PhD studies.
  • Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
    Students are encouraged to apply for mobility grants to undertake these research stays. This activity is best undertaken during the third year of PhD studies.
  • Giving a seminar on the research project
    Every two weeks, the different departments that collaborate on the PhD programme organise presentations of papers that are still at the draft stage. Students may attend these sessions. The best time for this is at the beginning of writing each of the three chapters of the doctoral thesis.
  • Summer Schools
    Some universities and scientific organisations hold specialist courses during the summer. These may be attended, subject to the PhD programme's funding.
  • Job market sessions
    The departments involved in the programme have agreed not to employ their own recently graduated students. This means that these students must apply to work at other universities. This activity is essential for students who are seeking an academic career. It is recommended during the third year of the PhD programme.
  • Symposia for young researchers
    These are held periodically by many scientific organisations in the field of business studies and economics, both in this country and abroad. Students are encouraged to participate in them, with the permission of their thesis supervisor.
  • Participation in workshops or courses on methodological specialisation
    These are held periodically by many scientific organisations in the field of business studies and economics, both in this country and abroad. Students are encouraged to participate in them, with the permission of their thesis supervisor. The best time for attending them is during the first years of the PhD programme.
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
    PhD theses normally comprise three essays in the form of research papers for submission to a high-impact scientific journal. Before submitting them it is extremely important to first get feedback on them from experts at conferences. We recommend presenting the first chapter, preferably in the first year, at conferences attended by potential reviewers or journal editors.
  • Teaching assistance
    This can be undertaken by PhD students whose grant conditions allow it. It can continue throughout the grant period.
  • Courses on statistical techniques
    These are not included in the PhD programme but if the student and the supervisor believe it to be necessary the student can enrol on one held at this or another university.
  • Courses or workshops on innovation in teaching
    These are not included in the PhD programme but if the student and the supervisor believe it to be necessary the student can enrol on one held at this or another university. This would preferably be during the first years of the thesis.
  • Participation at doctoral conferences
    These are not included in the PhD programme but if the student and the supervisor believe it to be necessary the student can enrol on one held at this or another university.

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