This is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the area of Technological Change and Entrepreneurship offering also, and among others, a specialization in Management of Information Systems. Graduates of the PhD receive a degree by Carnegie Mellon University as well as one awarded by the Portuguese Partner University (either Technical University of Lisbon or Catholic University of Portugal).

This unique doctoral degree program aims to prepare students for research and teaching positions in entrepreneurship and technology management and in management of information systems in business and policy schools, as well as engineering schools. Students will also be trained to work in leadership positions in technology and management and consulting firms. The program will focus on public policy, firm strategy, management of information systems and market and entrepreneurial dynamics associated with the development, commercialization, implementation and diffusion of new technologies, as well as their impact on industrial re-structuring and economic development. As part of ICTI, the program will have a special emphasis on Information and Communication Technologies.

There are very few structured doctoral and research programs which are multidisciplinary and dedicated to technology, entrepreneurship, and management of information systems. The Carnegie Mellon interdisciplinary doctoral program in these areas, the SETChange program provides an excellent model and unique opportunity for what could become a leading initiative in these areas in Europe.

In Portugal, the program is led by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the engineering school of the University of Lisbon (UL), and the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP). Four academic units from Carnegie Mellon are involved in this collaboration: Engineering and Public Policy (EPP); Social and Decision Sciences (SDS); the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management (Heinz); and the Tepper School of Business (Tepper). For more information on the participating units, please refer to Locations



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