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5611442: Doctoral Consortium on Information Systems

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Semester:WS 23/24
Scheduled in semester:3-4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:120.0 h

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Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics (01.09.2008)


This module serves manifold competencies: As a doctoral consortium it aims at deepening both, methodological and professional research skills of the students. In addition, it is designed to foster the international profile of their work.

By means of submitting their work to an internationally renowned doctoral consortium the students learn how to position themselves in a highly competitive environment.

Since successful applications are invited to be discussed by a selective academic committee the doctoral consortium also serves to further develop the communicative and social competencies of the students.

Students' participating in a doctoral consortium arranged in the context of an internationally well-regarded information systems conference, therein share both the main contents of and progress in their own researches. Moreover, they benefit from listening to the other students' experiences and results and receive valuable feedback of the consortium chairs and student participants.

Learning Outcomes

The primary objective of the doctoral consortium is to present and defend the PhD students' research in a competitive and international scientific environment.


Lectures Method

Students will be assisted by lecturers of the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein in preparing their proposal and application for the doctoral consortium. Accepted students will take part in the consortium. Also, a reflection of the lessons learned at the consortium together with the lecturers at Liechtenstein is part of the module.

Admission Requirements

Preparation phase completed, preliminary study presented


Will be announced topic-specifically in the course.

Exam Modalities

The students will be assessed in this module through:
- Competitive selection process of the doctoral consortium
- Research paper submitted to the doctoral consortium
- Assessment by the professors discussing the proposal at the doctoral consortium


Module availability:
On application at an internationally renowned doctoral consortium, e.g. at ICIS, International Conference on Information Systems; ECIS, European Conference on Information Systems; AMCIS, American Conference on Information Systems or ACIS, Australasian Conference on Information Systems.