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REQUIREMENTS - FACULTY OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS

An overview of the minimal requirements postulated by the Faculty of Business Economics is shown below.

Fulfilling these requirements is obligatory for all PhD candidates who started their PhD from September 2013 on.

Exemption from (certain) doctoral school requirements can only be requested within three months after starting the PhD (or within six months if you have a 3 x 2 year contract), by completing this template and sending it to the DS faculty liaison.

A digital procedure is used for the acknowledgement of activities within the framework of the minimal requirements, generating an overview of the progress made in an individual doctoral school portfolio on Google Drive. This document can be consulted at any time by the PhD candidate, their supervisor and the doctoral school’s management team.

The doctoral school course offer may be used to fulfill the requirements, but (additional) external courses may also be acknowledged and may sometimes be needed.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be consulted here.

If some categories, specific requirements for separate research groups have been defined. The groups are indicated as follows:

ACF = Accountancy & Finance
BINF = Business Informatics
DIV = Diversity
EEC = Environmental Economics
GOV = Governance
IM = Innovation Management
LOG = Logistics
MAR = Marketing
PEC = Economics & Public Policy

 

REQUIREMENTS:

research output

ACF:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 first-author paper under review (past desk reject) at international A1 journal in case of article-based dissertation

BINF:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 paper accepted at international A1 journal, and
  • at least 1 paper under review at international A1 journal

DIV:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 first-author paper under review (past desk reject) at international A1 journal, and
  • at least 2 publishable first-author papers (judgment doctoral committee)

EEC:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 paper accepted, and
  • at least 2 papers under review

GOV:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 first-author paper under review (past desk reject) at international A1 journal in case of article-based dissertation

IM:

  • dissertation (article-based), and
  • at least 3 publishable papers (judgment doctoral committee), of which at least 1 first-authored

LOG:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 first-author paper under review (past desk reject) at international A1 journal

MAR:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 first-author paper under review (past desk reject) at international A1 journal, and
  • at least 2 publishable first-author papers (judgment doctoral committee)

PEC:

  • dissertation, and
  • at least 1 paper accepted at A1 journal, and
  • at least 2 publishable papers (judgment doctoral committee)

teaching skills

  • for PhD students with a structural teaching assignment: mandatory participation in trajectory of 'professionalization of teaching' ('onderwijsprofessionalisering') *
  • for PhD students without a structural teaching assignment: mandatory participation in 3 thematic modules organized by the department 'Educational development, diversity and innovation' (dienst Onderwijs), or an equivalent
  • for everyone: attend at least 1 'education day' (onderwijsdag) - for foreign speaking PhD students, this may be replaced by participating in one additional thematic module organized by the department 'Educational development, diversity and innovation' (dienst Onderwijs) or an equivalent

* If applicable, you will be contacted by Cindy Vankerkom. In case the structural teaching assignment only starts in year 2, 3, … and you already participated in some of the thematic modules before, this will be taken into account for the full trajectory. Whether or not teaching assignments need to be fulfilled is determined within the faculty.

research management & communication skills

  • minimum 16 contact hours, divided over at least 2 different courses

advanced discipline-specific knowledge

  • minimum 48 hours (or 12 study points) in total

At least 24 hours (or 6 study points) need to be fulfilled through one complete course*, in which participants are required to make an active contribution (either as preparation, during the course, or as part of the evaluation).
At most 24 hours can be spent on more passive activities such as attending conferences, symposia or lectures. For this type of activities, the added value for the PhD of the applicant needs to be substantiated.

It is possible to apply for an exception to this rule by submitting a motivated request explaining how you would fulfill this requirement by means of a combination of shorter active courses and why. This request may be submitted to DSrequirements@uhasselt.be.

ethics & integrity

  • attend at least 2 sessions regarding ethics and integrity - preferably 1 session in the first year and 1 session in the middle of the doctoral trajectory

internationalisation

  • give at least 2 oral presentations at international conferences or pre-conference doctoral symposia (throughout doctoral trajectory)
  • research stay abroad is recommended

specification for ACF & GOV: international event that uses peer review (e.g., IFERA, EURAM, AOM, EAA, EFA, SMS)

IP, valorisation & science communication

  • participation in at least 1 initiative (relevant information session or workshop, participation in practice-based research, publications aimed at general public, or initiatives communicating scientific results to a non-academic audience)

addition for ACF & GOV: preferably participation in contract research that is related to PhD

career management & personal development

  • attend at least 1 session aimed at career management, and
  • attend at least 1 session aimed at personal development (e.g., workshop on collaboration, coaching, leadership, ...)