Areas of Specialization



Accounting & Management Control

The Accounting and Management Control specialization covers a large array of topics in financial accounting, auditing, management accounting and control such as: disclosure and transparency, information (internal or external), agency conflicts,  management control, performance measurement and assessment, corporate governance, auditing, chartered accountancy, and organization, as well as organizational and sociological aspects of management, control, and auditing.

Main field courses:

  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Applied Research in Financial Accounting
  • Theory in Management Accounting
  • Empirical Research in Management Control
  • Topics in Financial and Management Accounting

Coordinator:

Professor Sebastian BECKER


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Decision Sciences

The Decision Sciences specialization focuses on areas of decision making by individuals and organizations, through rigorous training in the theoretical and practical aspects of decision making. Recent areas covered include Game Theory, Decision Theory, Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Social Choice, with topics such as uncertainty, interaction and competition.

Main field courses:

  • Game Theory
  • Decision Theory
  • Advanced Game Theory
  • Advanced Decision Sciences
  • Theory of Contracts and Incentives
  • Experiments in Economics and Social Sciences

Coordinator:

Professor Mohammed Abdellaoui


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Finance

The Finance specialization trains world-class researchers in financial economics. Rooted in the philosophy that scholarship in finance requires solid foundations in economics, students are trained with a dual goal of being well-grounded in economics and of acquiring a broad horizon in finance and its major fields, such as corporate finance, asset pricing and investments, market microstructure, and banking. Our finance students receive rigorous training in micro and macroeconomics, game theory, econometrics, and in all major areas of finance. Current dissertation topics include asset pricing, corporate finance, banking, market microstructure, and household finance.

Main field courses:

  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Market Microstructure
  • Asset Pricing, Liquidity and Market Imperfections

Coordinator:

Professor Denis GROMB


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Marketing

The Marketing specialization covers research in quantitative marketing and in consumer behavior. Recent PhD research topics include: marketing in consumer markets and professional markets (B2B), consumers and buyers, consumer demand, market structure, and structural modeling of industries. 

Main field courses:

  • Marketing and Sales Organization
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Marketing Science
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Interpretive Consumer Research

Coordinator:

Professor L.J. Shrum


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Operations Management

The Operations Management specialization explores how organizations cope with the ever-changing economic environment in which firms operate, with focus on process agility, technological innovations, R&D and the exchange of information and material flows. Research topics include the strategic, tactical, and operational aspects of manufacturing and service operations, supply chain and logistics, technology management, and generally the application of quantitative methods to “business” problems.

Main field courses: 

  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Inventory Models
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Foundations of Operations
  • Technology Management

Coordinator:

Professor Dimitrios Andritsos


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Organizations & Human Resources

The Organizations and Human Resources specialization offers training in Organizational Behavior and Theory. PhD students are also active in research questions about organizations and career. Faculty research interests include: Psychological and psycho-sociological aspects of groups and networks, Organization Theory, Strategic Human Resources Management, Change Management, Leadership and Decision Making, and Identity and Diversity.

 Main field courses:

  • Teams and Multi-level Research in Organizations
  • Individuals, Organizations and the Structuring of Careers
  • Theory, Research & Practice of Career Choice
  • Micro Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Theory
  • Social Networks
  • Organizational Sociology

Coordinator:

Professor Joëlle Evans


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Strategy & Management

The Strategy and Management specialization addresses why and how firms garner and sustain a competitive advantage, and how they can benefit from adapting to and leading societal and technological change. Topics covered include innovation, organization, competition, and institutional problems. Particular emphasis was recently placed on alliances, M&A, integration strategies, institutional changes, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and technology strategy.

Main field courses:

  • Innovation and Technology Strategy
  • Sociology of Strategy
  • Economics of Strategy
  • Strategy: Industry & Competition
  • Strategy within Markets as Disciplinary Structures

Coordinator:

Professor Olivier Chatain


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