Double degree with the University of Bologna, Italy

Globalisation, technological changes, environmental problems, social and political trends, financial crisis of the last decade brought a range of challenges for management science. KTU doctoral studies in Management analyse relevant and complex problems of management; the scientists of this field in Lithuania started thesis research in such areas as public administration, knowledge and awareness management, intellectual capital management, marketing and business (industrial) systems. Topics of the dissertation research of doctoral studies are closely related to fundamental and applied research conducted by the university’s scientists. Doctoral students of the management field have a possibility to attend the lectures by experienced foreign lecturers and complete internships at the highest level foreign scientific research centres.

Management program aims to develop qualified, responsible and promising researchers able to generate new knowledge contributing to management science development.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
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Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Reverse Innovation 2.0
prof. dr. Maximilian Joachim Von Zedtwitz state-funded
Employee and organizational resilience strengthening through socially responsible human resource management
prof. dr. Živilė Stankevičiūtė state-funded
The impact of AI technology stimuli on sustainable consumption behaviour prof. dr. Aušra Rūtelionė state-funded
Impact of Artificial Intelligence based service innovations on consumer behaviour: role of consumer trust
prof. dr. Jūratė Banytė state-funded
Financial Innovation for Sustainability: Artificial Intelligence-based Potential in Enabling Financial Inclusion for SMEs
prof. dr. Gerda Žigienė state-funded
Adjustment and well-being of global employees after return to their home country
prof. dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė state-funded
Measuring Firm level Digitalization using a Web Mining Approach
prof. dr. Mantas Vilkas state-funded
Innovation ecosystem driven R&D intensive firm growth factors and typologies prof. dr. Monika Petraitė state-funded
A climate and gender perspective in business sustainability transformation
prof. dr. Gerda Žigienė state-funded
Socio-cultural impact of the national capital of culture on the regions
prof. dr. Raminta Pučėtaitė state-funded
Enhancement of organisational social impact through CSR and quality management prof. dr. Eglė Staniškienė state-funded
Benchmarking Industrial Global R&D and Innovation
prof. dr. Maximilian Joachim Von Zedtwitz state-funded
The role of the project manager's mindfulness in the stakeholders engagement in the creation of social value of the project
prof. dr. Rūta Čiutienė state-funded
The Integration of Digital Technologies in ESG Report Audit prof. dr. Lina Dagilienė state-funded
Consumer-AI Interaction in Emotionally Charged Contexts: Examining Emotion Regulation Strategies and Their Impact on Attitudinal and Behavioral Consequences
doc. dr. Beata Šeinauskienė state-funded
Agent based modelling of processes in public governance
doc. dr. Rimantas Rauleckas state-funded
Human Agency Role in Building Digital Healthcare Platforms' Deep Competitive Advantage
prof. dr. Asta Pundzienė state-funded
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Applicants to the doctoral field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8.0

Additional conditions:

1. An applicant must submit a written motivation letter along with other admission documents

2. One of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic

3. An applicant must submit a research proposal on the selected topic


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application indicating the science field, the topic and the form of funding (online)*
  • Official legalised Master’s diploma with the diploma supplements or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the submitted recommendations by scientists has to be written by the supervisor of the topic)
  • A list of the research works with a full bibliographic description and copies thereof; if no research works by the applicant are presented, the applicant is required to present a research paper whose topic is consistent with the dissertation topic indicated in the applicant’s application (if the applicant applies to two thematic areas, two individual research papers have to be submitted)
  • A research proposal on the selected topic (if the applicant applies to two dissertation topics, two individual research proposals have to be submitted)
  • A written motivation letter
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement


Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (the evaluation of the research experience includes the candidate’s scientific publications or the research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, the compliance of the scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies)


Research proposal on the selected topic for admission


Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language





Study programme modules





Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas