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PhD in Management

Program Committee

Applications submitted to the Program Committee


1. Treatment of applications for admission to PhD studies in the case of grades below 5.0 On the basis of Point 4.1.9 of the Implementation Provisions for Admission to Doctoral Studies of 22 May 2007, the Program Committee has stipulated the following requirements for applications for admission to doctoral studies to be granted: The minimum grade average is fixed at 4.9 (and at 2.1 for Germany and Austria). Applicants have to occupy or will have to occupy a job of at least 35% as members of the research staff at the HSG (confirmation by the Supervisor). Applicants have to provide evidence that they attained grades of at least 5.0 in any courses closely related to the topic of the doctoral thesis and in the Master's thesis. The application for admission has to be submitted to the Program Committee (pma@unisg.ch) in digital form, along with the detailed university grade transcripts and a confirmation of employment at the HSG. 2. Crediting of qualified research work as a course Pursuant to the Course Regulations for Doctoral Studies in Management at the University of St. Gallen of 4 June 2007, the Program Committee has resolved that the application has to be submitted to the Program Committee (pma@unisg.ch) in digital form by the Supervisor on completion of the work; the reasons for the application have to be stated on roughly one A4 page with mention of extent, content and quality of the work; the work must have been done by the applicant alone; the grade confirmation provided by the person in charge of the research work has to be enclosed. 3. Crediting of courses and thesis-related seminars As regards the crediting of courses completed at other universities in accordance with Art. 32 of the Award Regulations for Doctoral Degrees, the Program Committee has resolved as follows: Credits can only be awarded for courses from PhD programs, PhD colloquia, or other courses that are clearly on PhD level. A majority of courses (both on the course and research stage) have to be completed at the HSG. Exceptions are possible for doctoral students who are employed by the HSG. All external courses must be comparable to a HSG course in terms of quality and effort. The comparability might be assessed by the supervisor. In principle, one HSG course will be credited for one external course. HSG summer school attendance can be credited as one PhD course maximum. Application has to be made by the supervisor and be submitted to the Program Committee (pma@unisg.ch) in digital form. It has to be accompanied by the reasons for it, a grade confirmation (for graded courses) and either a description of the course or an assessment of its comparability.

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PhD in Management

Program Committee

4. Extensions of the coursework and/or research stage Pursuant to the Implementation Provisions issued by the Senate Committee concerning the Organization and Pursuit of Doctoral Studies at the University of St. Gallen of 16 December 2008, the Program Committee has resolved that an application soliciting for an extension of the coursework and/or research stage has to be submitted no later than 14 days before expiration of the deadline; a medical certificate has to be provided at submission in case the application for extension is solicited because of illness; the application has to be submitted to the Program Committee (pma@unisg.ch) in digital form by the Doctoral Student. Program Committee of PhD Studies in Management (PMA), 29 October 2012 and 17 May 2013 (clarifications in Part 3)

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