Business and Economics

PhD courses - Faculty of Business and Economics

PhD courses at the Faculty of Business and Economics

In the academic year 2020-2021 following PhD courses will be organised at the Faculty of Business and Economics:

First semester

  • Research Methodology (6 credits) 
    Lecturer: Rosário Macário
    Dates: 05/10/2020 - 16/10/2020
  • Transport Modelling (6 credits)
    Lecturers: Evy Onghena, Edwin van Hassel
    Dates: 26/10/2020 - 06/11/2020
  • Industrial Economics (3 credits)
    Lecturer: Jo Reynaerts
    Dates: 23/11/2020 - 27/11/2020
  • Welfare Economics (3 credits)
    Lecturer: Bruno De Borger
    Dates: 16/11/2020 - 20/11/2020
  • Organization and strategy research (6 credits)
    Lecturer: Christophe Boone
    Dates: 14/10/2020 - 25/11/2020
    Remarks: attendance to all sessions is mandatory!

Second semester 

  • Advanced Financial Economics (6 credits) - CANCELLED
    Lecturers: Jan Annaert, Marc De Ceuster
    Minimum number of participants: 5
    Dates: 11/03/2021 - 03/06/2021
  • Advanced Marketing (6 credits)
    Lecturers: Nathalie Dens, Patrick De Pelsmacker, Annouk Lievens, Ingrid Moons
    Minimum number of participants: 2
    Startdate: 22/01/2021 (Registrations are closed)
  • Optimisation techniques using metaheuristics (6 credits)
    Lecturer: Kenneth Sörensen
    Dates: to be announced (Registrations are closed)
  • Real Options (3 credits)
    Lecturer: Peter Kort
    Dates: to be announced (Registrations are closed)
  • Research Methodology (6 credits)
    Lecturer: Christophe Boone
    Dates: 10/02/2021 - 21/04/2021 (Registrations are closed)
    Remarks: attendance to all sessions is mandatory! 
  • Air Transport Economics and Business (6 credits)
    Lecturer: Wouter Dewulf
    Dates: 11/01/2021 - 22/01/2021
    Remarks: attendance to all sessions is mandatory! Registrations (through AMS) are closed
    You will have to provide a proof of registration and a letter of permission from your supervisor
  • Port Economics and Business (6 credits)
    Lecturers: Thierry Vanelslander, Patrick Verhoeven
    Dates: 11/01/2021 - 22/01/2021
    Remarks: attendance to all sessions is mandatory! Registrations (through AMS) are closed
    You will have to provide a proof of registration and a letter of permission from your supervisor
  • Antwerp Rail School (6 credits)
    Lecturer: Christa Sys
    Dates: 22/03/2021 - 26/03/2021
    Remarks: online registration
  • Summer school on Urban Logistics (3 credits)
    Lecturer: Ivan Cardenas
    Dates: 16/08/2021 - 27/08/2021
    Remarks: online registration

⚠ Registration and policy for PhD courses at the Faculty of Business and Economics

Registration

Registration occurs per semester

  • Registration for the second semester courses are closed (expect for 'Antwerp Rail School' and 'Summer school on Urban logistics'. 

  • For the courses offered by C-MAT and TransportNET, register directly online through the AMS website (you will need to create an AMS account), mentioning clearly that you are a PhD student of the Faculty of Business and Economics.  

Policy

Since our faculty is doing the utmost to offer interactive PhD courses in small groups, the faculty is requesting the commitment of our PhD students not to discontinue a course for other than serious circumstances beyond one's control. In that respect it has been decided that from now on, if a PhD student discontinues a course later than after the first class, this course will be considered as taken but failed. A later cancellation (for other than serious circumstances) will not be possible. 

The above courses are all free of charge for the PhD students of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. 

PhD courses as interuniversity student

Our PhD students can participate in the PhD courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics of the KU Leuven as interuniversity student. A minor administrative fee for the student card of the KU Leuven will be charged. The PhD students of our faculty can follow the PhD courses at the KU Leuven of following PhD programmes:

Registration occurs per semester. Deadline to register for the second semester courses is 12 January 2021.

This procedure only applies to the above Phd programmes. Other PhD courses at KU Leuven are considered as individual courses and will have to be approved by the Faculty Doctoral Committee. Registration for individual courses is not supported by the doctoral administration.

⚠ Registration as interuniversity student

If you want to register for one of the offered courses, please follow below steps:

  1. Ask the permission of your supervisor to follow the course.
  2. Send an email to the faculty doctoral administration at phd.fbe@uantwerpen.be (with copy to joeri.nys@uantwerpen.be) before the deadline for each semester.
    Clearly mention following information:
    - Your UA student or work email address (no private email addresses!)
    - Your full name
    - The course you want to follow (course number + title)
  3. We will write a statement in which we declare that the faculty allows you to follow the course.
  4. We will inform the KU Leuven and they will send a certificate to your UA student email address directly, in which they state that you are accepted to follow the course.
  5. With these documents you need to register in person at the Centrale Student administration of the KU Leuven at following address:
    Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven. 

When you register, you will have to present:

  1. The statements of both universities
    - Statement from the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics that they allow you to register for a specific course;
    - Statement from the University of Antwerp that we allow you to follow the course.
  2. The proof of registration that you are registered as a PhD student at the University of Antwerp for the academic year 2020-2021.
  3. Please reregister through SisA and print the proof of registration yourself through SisA.

The faculty is requesting the commitment of our PhD students not to discontinue a course for other than serious circumstances beyond one's control. In that respect it has been decided that from now on, if a PhD student discontinues a course later than after the first class, this course will be considered as taken but failed. A later cancellation (for other than serious circumstances) will not be possible. 

StatUA accepted courses

StatUa is the officially recognized core facility for statistical data analysis at the University of Antwerp.

The following StatUa courses are accepted in the doctoral study programme of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Credits are only accepted if the student succeeds in the final test organized by StatUa.

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