PhD Program in Business Administration
The PhD Program in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) prepares our graduates to be successful researchers or to advance in their chosen careers. The doctoral program fosters close interaction between students and faculty, and every doctoral student belongs to a research group specializing in a particular field of research. Our faculty members are active in the area of Business Administration and excellent teachers who keep up-to-date in their disciplines through research and publication.
"Attraction of research is to enjoy the luxury of following your curiosity wherever it takes you and to boldly go where no wo/man has ever gone before."
PhD Business Administration alum (2001)
Professor at SSE, Marketing & Strategy
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What is the attraction of doing research?
To enjoy the luxury of following your curiosity wherever it takes you and to boldly go where no wo/man has ever gone before.
Why choose SSE if you want to become a researcher?
Because of its intimacy - between the great people there and with the great people, organizations and society that SSE has such close bonds with.
What is the best thing about SSE if you are a PhD student?
I think there are as many answers as there a PhD students, and that's the cool thing. You are trusted to make your PhD studies pretty much into anything you want them to be.
What characterizes the PhD education at SSE?
The combination of work and play. You're given the opportunity to work really hard on forging your own path forward.
The SSE PhD Program in Business Administration (240 ECTS) has a history of over 50 years, and today over 10 PhD degrees are awarded each year in Business Administration. Our overall purpose 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.