PhD in Business Administration  

SSE PhD in Business Administration

The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates to be successful researchers or to advance in their chosen careers.
Our faculty members are excellent teachers who keep up-to-date in their disciplines through research and publication. The School’s faculty is dedicated to research and some 20 chaired professors are active in the area of Business Administration. The program fosters close interaction between students and faculty, and every doctoral student belongs to a research group specializing in a particular field of research.

The SSE PhD in Business Administration is a full-time four-year program (240 ECTS credits) based in Stockholm, and has around 75 doctoral students. Doctoral students are admitted to one of four specializations in the list below.
Accounting and Managerial Finance
Management and Organization
Marketing, Strategy and International Business
Asian Economy and Business
Admission takes place once a year, at the beginning of February for start in September that year. 

A specially designed course program – Stockholm Uppsala Business Studies (SUBS) – is run jointly with Uppsala University's Department of Business Studies, and covers the full fall semester. The fall semester includes Introduction and Concluding days to the program, and four mandatory courses.

SUBS Courses:
Perspectives on Science and Research, 7.5 ECTS credits
Quality of Statistical Data (Quantitative Methods I), 7.5 ECTS credits
Qualitative Methods I, 7.5 ECTS credits
​The Research Process, 7.5 ECTS credits

Upon acceptance doctoral students will be tutored by one SSE faculty member (primary supervisor). After acceptance of a dissertation proposal (year 1-2) the student works with a supervision committee of 3-4 professors. The 240 ECTS credits of the program include 90 ECTS credits from courses (of which 30 are mandatory and offered through the SUBS program), and 150 ECTS credits from the PhD dissertation.


Program Coordinator: Associate Professor Robin Teigland, tel. +46 8 736 96 33

Open House PhD Programs

Do not miss this opportunity on November 10th 2014 to meet some of our faculty and ask questions about the Master and PhD Programs SSE offers.

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