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Organisation of Studies

  • Triin Sillaots
    Triin Sillaots
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This page aims to give doctoral students all necessary information related to the organization of studies:

  • compiling and implementing your study programme
  • evaluation of doctoral students
  • regulations and forms
  • upcoming courses

Please notify your Study Consultant is something important is missing from here so we could continuously update the page according to your needs.

Compiling and implementing the programme

The successful completion of the doctoral programme in management at EBS is carried out according to the individual study plan compiled by the doctoral student and approved by the supervisor. Individual study plan states the compulsory courses and electives, possible exchange studies, and research activities with a corresponding schedule.

The nominal fulltime study period is 4 years but considering that most doctoral students are also working while studying the individual study plan can also be drafted for a longer period (average 5 years). All doctoral students must go through a yearly evaluation based on their individual study plan. During evaluation the progress of studies and research is evaluated and the evaluation committee might suggest updating the individual study plan according to the real status of doctoral student.

The form on the individual study plan can be found from here. Fulfilled study plans should be submitted to your Study Consultant.

In the beginning of a semester each doctoral student must declare the courses he/she plans to participate through the study information system of EBS (abbreviated as ÕIS). Whilst declaring the courses the doctoral student must keep in mind his/her individual study plan but if interested can also declare other courses (not mentioned in the individual study plan).

How to use ÕIS?

After accessing the sign-in page you have to identify yourself with your EBS username and password. If you do not remember your password or you have never had it, turn to our IT team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). They will attend to your enquiry within one working day.

Having successfully entered ÕIS, you will see your personal data (which can be altered if necessary) and also links to your study results etc.

To declare your subjects, choose the link "Declarations". The system automatically offers you a doctoral programme’s standard selection independent from your individual study plan.

If you agree with the list of subjects offered to you, click "confirm declaration".

If you want to change the subjects offered to you follow the steps below:

  1. to delete subjects, click the link after the subject
  2. to add subjects you have two alternatives:
    1. to select additional subjects from your study program, click "declare in addition a subject from my study program", 
    2. to select additional subjects from other study programmes and/or together with other study groups, use the search tools at the bottom of the page – click "add the subject which has not been declared to my group". You can now look for your desired subjects by study group and by subject. Having found the subject, click "add the subject".
  3. Finalise the declaration by clicking the link "confirm declaration".

Every doctoral student has the right and obligation to present the results of his/her research both nationally and internationally (conferences, seminars, workshops etc.) in order to get feedback and to increase the international circulation of knowledge. These research trips are not covered by the tuition but each doctoral student has the possibility to apply for different scholarships aimed to help to cover these expenses. See more here

Evaluation of doctoral students and regulations

The evaluation of doctoral students is an evaluation of the progress of doctoral students with their studies and research during the academic year based on the individual study plan of a doctoral student.

Evaluation is performed once per academic year in September by EBS Research Council. The Doctoral students are informed of the time of the evaluation at least one month prior to the evaluation. Doctoral students are evaluated after one nominal academic year from their matriculation or one year after the last evaluation. Doctoral students are not evaluated during their academic leave. Results of the evaluation are reflected in ÕIS in credit points. 

Upcoming doctoral courses

Cultural Psychology 3 ECTS 

Faculty: Liina Randmann

Monday, October 9 at 13:00-18:00
Tuesday, October 10 at 13:00-18:00
Wednesday, October 11 at 9:00-12:15

The lectures will be designed to provide the understanding of major theoretical ideas in cultural psychology. The lectures will also provide research that helps support these major theories.
Functions of culture. Cultural dimensions and cultural values. The perceptual set.
Cultural influences on human behaviour. Culture and personality. Cultural identity. Cultural competence.
Ethnocentrism – when good, when bad.
Organisational culture. Organisatsional culture models.
Diversity at workplace.
Leading in a diverse workplace.
The psychology of intercultural contacts. Intercultural Communication.
Acculturation.

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Ethics and Responsibility in Management 3 ECTS

Faculty: Accociate Professor Mari Kooskora


Tuesday, October 10 at 9:00-12:15
Wednesday, October 11 at 13:00-16:15
Thursday, October 12 at 16:30-19:45
Saturday, October 14 at 9:00-12:15

The course creates a holistic understanding about the main directions of ethics and responsibility in management and introduces main viewpoints, theories and different approaches in business ethics, corporate responsibility, ethical leadership, stakeholder theory and conflict management. Basic concepts and main contradictions of these concepts are analysed in order to explain doctoral students the opportunities for developing theoretical thinking in this field. Doctoral students discuss the nature of research objectives and questions that can be developed on the basis of different theoretical foundations and which methodological assumptions are essential for research work in the framework of analysed theories and approaches. Doctoral students are asked to write reflective critical and analytical assignments based on scientific articles and which show their ability and competence to relate their own viewpoints and practical experiences to different theoretical approaches.

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Management Theories 3 ECTS

Faculty: Dr Shiko Ben-Menahem (ETH Zürich)

Wednesday, October 11 at 16:30-19:45
Thursday, October 12 at 9:00-12:15
Friday, October 13 at 9:00-18:00

The two main objectives of this course are:
1. To develop a general understanding of (1) the characteristics of good (management) theory and why it is important, (2) the process of theory development in the field of management research (i.e., how one can construct a theoretical contribution), and (3) the methods to improve students’ theorizing.
2. Learn about the origin of a number of influential management theories and their conceptual assumptions and issues.
Upon completion of the course, students will have developed the skills necessary to identify theories that are relevant to their own area of research, assess their underlying assumptions, and develop propositions and impactful testable hypotheses to make theoretical contributions.

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Structural Equation Modeling 3 ECTS

Faculty: Mario Martínez-Córcoles

Tuesday, October 10 at 9:00-12:15
Wednesday, October 11 at 13:00-16:15
Thursday, October 12 at 16:30-19:45
Saturday, October 14 at 9:00-12:15

The objective of the course is to introduce mediation and moderation methodologies. This course presents the theoretical rationale of mediation and moderation concepts, and gives student knowledge and skills about how to apply different methodologies, as well as to run mediation and moderation statistical analyses. The present course is particularly interesting for those students looking for an alternative quantitative approach in their theses. SPSS and LISREL 8.80 statistical packages will be used.

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Developing Teaching Skills 3 ECTS

Faculty: Marge Täks

Saturday, October 14 at 13:00-16:15
Wednesday, November 22 at 9:00-12:15
Thursday, November 23 at 9:00-12:15
Saturday, November 25 at 13:00-16:15

The objective of the course is to support student´s reflection on their teaching and to help to identify one´s professional growth possibilities (teaching/supervising) in co-operation with colleagues. During the course learners experience different kinds of learning methods, reflect on these experiences and continue developing their teaching plans (to the next level, keeping in mind the principles of constructive alignment).

 

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Design and Writing 3 ECTS 

Faculty: Dr Nicole Rosenkranz


Friday, December 8 at 9:00-16:15
Saturday, December 9 at 9:00-16:15

In an increasingly competitive research community within a rapidly changing world, it is essential that we formulate research agendas that are of lasting importance, with clean research designs that lead to generalizable knowledge, and with high likelihood of yielding results that will have impact in the world. Thus, we are offering this professional skills course that targets the research and writing methodology that are needed in order to excel in the research community, both during your PhD thesis and in your professional career.

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Qualitative Research Methods 3 ECTS

Faculty: Ave Lauren

Monday, November 20 at 9:00-16:15
Wednesday, November 22 at 13:00-16:15
Friday, November 24 at 9:00-12:15

This course provides an overview of and experience with qualitative research methods. You will be introduced to a wide variety of qualitative methods, but due to time constraints in the course, we will focus primarily on two: grounded theory and discourse analysis. Our purpose in choosing these two methods/perspectives is to gain a good understanding of at least two methods so that you can actually begin to develop qualitative research using them. However, the skills you learn will also serve as a foundation to enable you to learn to conduct other types of qualitative research, as well.

 

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Social Systems and Organisational Theories 6 ECTS 

Faculty: Associate Professor Kätlin Pulk

Monday, November 20 at 9:00-16:15
Tuesday, November 21 at 9:00-12:15
Wednesday, November 22 at 13:00-18:00
Thursday, November 23 at 13:00-18:00
Friday, November 24 at 9:00-12:15
Saturday, November 25 at 9:00-12:15

The primary aims of this module are that the students acquire an understanding of how the theory of social systems has been used in organizational theory as well as an understanding of the origins of the theory of systems.
Upon completion of the course the student:
• understands what is meant by “social system”;
• understands how social systems theory may be used within organizational theory;
• is able to apply social systems theory to one’s own research project.

 

Registration:
Students of EBS can register through ÕIS. Doctoral students of other universities should contact Triin Sillaots (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)