The SSE PhD in Business Administration aims to be one of the top PhD programs in Europe. The program has a history of over 50 years, and today over 10 PhD degrees are awarded each year in Business Administration.
The overall purpose of the SSE PhD is to give the doctoral student a deepened and broadened theoretical and methodological knowledge, alongside the experience of having completed a substantial piece of original scientific work. The conferral of the PhD in Business Administration signifies that the candidate has attained expert competence in a major field of study. The SSE PhD in Business Administration offers the following areas of specialization:
For the Doctoral Degree Ph.D.
(Curriculum 2007), the requirements are a total of 240 ECTS composed of 90 ECTS from the course component and 150 ECTS from the dissertation. The course component of 90 ECTS consists of a mandatory curriculum of four courses 30 ECTS, and specialized courses 60 ECTS.
The Doctor’s Degree should normally be conferred after approximately four to five years.
Residence is required for greater part of the full-time academic program.
Students entering the PhD program with a 2-year Master's Degree ("Bologna Master") can apply for accreditation totaling one year of full-time studies. The accreditation decision is taken by the Admissions Board for the PhD Program in Business Administration.