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 Doctoral School in SGH Warsaw School of Economics

 
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The purpose of SGH Doctoral School is to provide support in conducting the research needed for writing and defending doctoral theses as well as to convey cutting-edge world knowledge in the selected areas of social sciences and research methodology in terms of the learning outcomes of qualification level 8 of the Polish Qualification Framework.
 
 
 
 

SGH is authorised to confer the scientific degree of doktor of social sciences in the following fields:
  • Economics and Finance,
  • Management and Quality Sciences,
  • Political and Administration Sciences.

Education in the Doctoral School shall comprise: a study curriculum and an Individual Research Plan.

The study curriculum in the Doctoral School shall be offered in three fields and in five programmes:
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Economics, 
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Economics with instruction in English,
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Finance,
  • Political and Administration Sciences,
  • Management and Quality Sciences.

On studying in the Doctoral School
 
Education in the Doctoral School shall last 8 semesters.
 
The study curriculum in the Doctoral School shall include the following courses:
 
A. Common for all education programmes:  the load of 74-94 hours including 74 obligatory hours:
1. Philosophy of Science 
2. Ethics in Science 
3. Methodology of Social Research
4. Building Research Teams
5.  The Art of Teaching and Presenting
B. Major (3-4 courses recommended), the load of 180-240 hours, including 180 obligatory hours
C. Minor (2-4 courses recommended), the load of 60-120 hours, including 60 obligatory hours
D. Complementary (2-4 courses recommended), the load of 60-120 hours, elective
E. Doctoral seminar, obligatory, the load of 60 hours
 
Total:  464-694 hours
 
Individual Research Plan (obligatory) (IPB) - prepared by the doctoral candidate in cooperation with the supervisor (supervisors) and the assistant supervisor, if appointed.
 
The Doctoral School shall educate high-class specialists for:
  • science, including higher education schools and scientific institutions,
  • business practice, in particular financial sector companies and institutions,
  • government and local government institutions, international organisations.

The participant of the Doctoral School, according to the selected study curriculum, shall gain advanced level knowledge of modern macroeconomics and microeconomics, management, finance, politics and administration, as well as current economic theories of enterprise and international economics.

A doctoral candidate shall acquire the skills of conducting independent research through learning about methodology, quantitative and qualitative methods in scientific research as well as of popularising research findings and shall develop the necessary social competences. 

 

 Admission to the Doctoral School in SGH Warsaw School of Economics

 

Applicants

An applicant entered into the admission procedure should be a holder of the professional title of magister, magister inżynier or its equivalent or of a diploma of completion of a first cycle programme or should hold a document confirming the completion of the third year of a long cycle graduate programme for persons stipulated in art. 186.2 of the PSWiN act (the act of 20 July 2018 - the Law on Higher Education and Science; Journal of Laws item 1668, as amended).


Admission procedure

Applicant registration shall be conducted using the On-line School Registration System (ISR) available in the SGH website https://rejestrator.sgh.waw.pl/recruitment/
A correct applicant registration in ISR shall be a necessary condition for starting his/her admission procedure.
 
Admission to the Doctoral School shall involve two stages:
First admission stage: substantial analysis of the documents submitted by the applicant and a decision of qualification of the candidate for the second stage – with no candidate participation.
Second admission stage: a structured interview with the candidate.
 
The Admission Board appointed by the Rector shall determine the way of assessing applicants, including scores in particular assessment criteria, both in the first and second stage of admission and a minimum number of points an applicant should score in the admission procedure in order to be admitted to the Doctoral School.
 
At a justified request of the applicant Dean of the Doctoral School may agree to conduct the interview using means of electronic communication with sound and image transmission.
 

Assessment criteria
 
Assessment criteria and scores in particular criteria in the admission procedure:
  1. assessment of the interview; 0-35 points
  2. research proposal; 0-30 points
  3. scientific achievements, including scientific publications - articles, book chapters and papers at scientific conferences; 0-10 points
  4. implementation of research projects; 0-5 points
  5. opinion on applicant's scientific competences issued by an independent research worker compliant with the requirements for a supervisor outlined in the act; 0-5 points
  6. highest quality of scientific achievements supported with relevant documents - for candidates holders of a first cycle programme diploma or a document confirming the completion of the third year of a long cycle graduate programme; 0-5 points
  7. grade in the diploma of higher education, the grade shall be assigned the more points in the admission procedure, the closer the area of education of the completed programme is to the area of education in the Doctoral School; 0-15 points
It is recommended for the research proposal (point 2 of the criteria) not to exceed 1500 words and to include the following elements:
  • Introduction outlining the area of research, motivations for the choice of the research problem and its significance for the development of a given discipline of science.
  • Short literature survey, key readings on a given research problem indicating research gaps to be filled by the applicant.
  • Key research questions which break down into smaller elements the research problem addressed by the applicant
  • Research methods to be used for dealing with the research problem
  • Expected theoretical and practical outcomes of the selected research problem
Maximum number of points the applicant holder of a  degree in social sciences (economics and finance, political and administration sciences, management and quality sciences) may score in the admission procedure to the Doctoral School – 100 points
An applicant who does not meet point 7 may score a maximum of 90 points 
Minimum number of points an applicant must score in the admission procedure after stage 2 - 75 points
A necessary condition for positive qualification shall be scoring at least 45 points after stage 1.
 

Documents:
 
Applicant to the Doctoral School in SGH shall submit the following documents (originals of the documents stipulated in point 2, 5-7 and 9 and originals or certified copies accepted by the employee of the University organisational unit supporting the Doctoral School of the documents stipulated in point 3, 4, 8 and 10):
Applicant to the Doctoral School in SGH shall submit the following documents (originals of the documents stipulated in point 2, 5-7 and 9 and originals or certified copies accepted by the employee of the University organisational unit supporting the Doctoral School of the documents stipulated in point 3, 4, 8 and 10):
  1. personal data form – a print-out from ISR;
  2. application for admission to the Doctoral School (stating the preferred study curriculum);
  3. diploma or its copy, of completion of a long cycle graduate programme, second cycle programme with instruction in Polish or a foreign language, or an equivalent diploma, or for persons stipulated in art. 186.2 of the PSWiN act a diploma of completion of a first cycle programme or a document stating the completion of the third year of a long cycle graduate programme; 
  4. in the case of foreign university diplomas a document of recognition of the foreign diploma by the National Agency of Academic Exchange shall be submitted;
  5. curriculum vitae listing scientific achievements (in particular publications, participation in scientific conferences, awards and distinctions, internships);
  6. cover letter in which the applicant should expand on his/her research interests;
  7. research proposal (including the preferred field of science);
  8. certificate or another document confirming modern foreign language proficiency at a minimum of B2 level; should the programme have instruction in English, a certificate or another document confirming the proficiency in this language at C1 level; for applicants being foreigners taking up a programme with instruction in Polish, a certificate or another document confirming the proficiency in Polish at C1 level;
  9. opinion on applicant's scientific competences issued by an independent research worker compliant with requirements for a supervisor stipulated in the PSWiN act (the act of 20 July 2018);
  10. for applicants holders of a diploma of completion of a first cycle programme or a document confirming the completion of the third year of a long cycle graduate programme – documents confirming the highest quality of scientific achievements.

Admission to the Doctoral School - from 17 June 2019 to 31 July 2019.
 
On-line registration https://rejestrator.sgh.waw.pl/recruitment/ (recommended browser - Mozilla Firefox)
 
On-line Admission System will be shut down on 7 July 2019 at 23:59:59.
 
The deadline for submitting documents in the University organisational unit supporting the Doctoral School: by 10 July 2019, hours: from 07:30 to 15:30, with the exception of June 26, 2019, when the documents can not be submitted due to the building G will be closed.
 
Interviews will be scheduled starting from 24 July 2019. Information for applicants concerning the time and place of the interview will be posted on the University website and sent to the indicated applicant's e-mail address at seven days before the scheduled interview date.
 
The limit of admissions in the academic year 2019/2020 shall be 8 persons in each of the five programmes of the Doctoral School.
 

Results of the admission procedure
 
The order of admission of applicants to the Doctoral School within the established limit of places shall be determined by the ranking list drawn up pursuant to the scores of particular applicants in the admission procedure.
 
The ranking list shall be announced by 31 July 2019 by being drawn up on a notice board and published on the University website.  The list shall indicate the total score of each applicant.
 
The place of announcing results of the admission procedure: SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Education Organisation Division, building G, room 37, al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw.
 
An applicant qualified for putting on the list of doctoral candidates in the Doctoral School shall be obliged to submit in writing by 16 September 2019 the statements that:
  1. SGH Doctoral School is the only doctoral school he/she will be attending in the academic year 2019/2020;
  2. he/she holds/does not hold a degree of doktor and, should such information on holding the degree of doktor be withheld by the applicant, he/she undertakes to return the unlawfully received doctoral scholarship;
  3. he/she is not employed as an academic teacher or research worker - on the terms stipulated in art. 209.10 of PSWiN act.
 

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 Contact details

 

The unit supporting the Doctoral School
 
Education Organisation Division, building G, room 37
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warszawa 

Małgorzata Hryciuk
Phone: 22 564 94 55, e-mail: malgoh@sgh.waw.pl 

Marzena Dobrzyńska
Phone: 22 564 77 74, e-mail: mdobrzy@sgh.waw.pl