Students must acquire rigorous, state of the art knowledge in core areas of technological change, innovation, public policy, industry dynamics, information systems management and research methodologies. Students will complete the first year of coursework in Lisbon, Portugal, and the second year at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Students will complete core courses in the areas of technological change, economics, quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, information systems and organizational theory.

A sample sequence of core and basic elective courses is given below.

Sample program sequence

First Year

1st Semester

Location

2nd Semester

Location

Coursework

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics

Lisbon

Modeling Firm Decision Making and Industrial Competition

Lisbon

Quantitative Research Methods I

Lisbon

Quantitative Research Methods II

Lisbon

Advanced Topics in Organization Theory

Lisbon

Entrepreneurship Theory

Lisbon

 

Year 1 Elective (Lisbon, 1st or 2nd Semester)

Research

Work on Research Paper

 

2nd Year

1st Semester

Location

2nd Semester

Location

Coursework

Economics of Technological
Change

Pittsburgh

Industry Evolution and Technological Change

Pittsburgh

Social Sciences or Engineering Elective

Pittsburgh

Social Sciences or Engineering Elective

Pittsburgh

Research Methods Elective

Pittsburgh

Research Methods Elective

Pittsburgh

End 3rd Sem.

Presentation of Research Paper to Faculty (location: Carnegie Mellon)

End 2nd Year

Qualifier Exam (location: Carnegie Mellon)

3rd Year

Presentation and Defense of Thesis Proposal

4th Year

Presentation and Defense of Final Dissertation

Additional elective courses may be required in the third year depending on their area of concentration. Each student's area of concentration will be worked out in conjunction with his or her faculty committee.

Areas of concentration will differ across students according to the colleges or departments in which they are admitted. For example, students interested in Economics of Technological Change admitted through the SDS-Carnegie Mellon and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics might include in their concentration courses in Game Theory, Industrial Organization or Competitive Behaviour. Students admitted in Heinz-Carnegie Mellon and IST-UTL or Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics with interests in Management of Information Systems might include in their concentration courses in Big Data Analytics and Telecommunications policy.

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