Fast track Ph.D. in Knowledge and Innovation Management
Students who select the Plan A (Thesis) and wish to pursue a Doctoral study in Knowledge Management and Innovation Management can apply for the combined Master + Ph.D program. Qualified students will be allowed to extend their thesis to the doctoral level and complete both degrees in 4 years instead of 5 years.
It is all about Knowledge and Innovation!
By looking at the essence of the evolution of societies and organizations, two main factors stand out: knowledge, and innovation (creativity). Everything around us, except nature, emerged from a combination of knowledge and innovation. Knowledge and innovation have always been, and will always be, at the center of any development and improvement. It has been estimated that 70 to 80% of economic growth and development is now due to new and better knowledge. By living and working in a knowledge and creative economy, it becomes essential for us to study and better understand how knowledge and innovative assets can be created, managed, leveraged and applied more effectively to benefit organizations and societies. This will allow us not only to be prepared and capable of solving today's problems and challenges, but also tomorrow's unknown ones.
The Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM) Ph.D. program is designed to produce researchers, academics and professionals able to study and develop new knowledge, theories and tools in these relatively young and promising academic disciplines.
The multi-disciplinary make-up of the Knowledge and Innovation Management disciplines opens up an almost infinite space for research and creative exploration. It will be up to students and their advisers to decide on which particular aspect of Knowledge Management and Innovation Management they want to explore for their dissertation. We encourage students with various academic and professional backgrounds to join our Ph.D. program. This diversity will enrich the learning experience of all the students in the program and will promote cross disciplinary research.