The Department of Business Studies conducts research in the following areas: Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Organisation and Management.
PhD studies comprise of four years of full-time study and leads to a doctoral degree. The PhD studies consists of a number of courses (90 academic credits) and research for the doctoral thesis (150 academic credits), a total of 240 academic credits.
What are the career prospects?
The PhD Programme aims to provide excellent scholarly training. PhD's hold positions as researchers and academics in Sweden and abroad at various universities and Business Schools. There are also opportunities to work outside of academia. In recent years, graduates from the PhD Programme have been offered positions in the Business Community and with various NGOs, the media and authorities.
Application and admission
Admission to the PhD Programme takes place once a year. Vacant PhD positions are advertised on Jobs and vacancies at Uppsala University from early March, with the application deadline 31 March. This year (2021), we are planning to employ up to 8 PhD students:
- 2 general PhD student employments in Business Studies, financed through Faculty funding. We would like to see applicants in Organization and Marketing but also in Accounting, International Business and Entrepreneurship.
- up to 6 PhD student employments in Business Studies related to five different research projects.
Applications are processed separately by an evaluation committee consisting of Department supervisors. The most qualified applicants are called to an interview. The PhD Programme starts 1 September.