NHH and the department of Economics has a very positive environment for PhD study. Both the school and the department support high quality research.

Ingvild Almås
Associate Professor
Department of Economics

The fact that my PhD had impact and directly influenced peoples’ lives made it even more rewarding.

Lars Ivar Berge
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

The programme structure allowed me to rigorously explore my research interests with the help of first-rate professors who treated me like a real colleague.

Birthe Kåfjord Lange
PhD Graduate

A stimulating research environment, experienced colleagues, and a good social environment among the PhD students, all made me feel confident that NHH was a great place to obtain a PhD degree.

Geir Magne Bøe
PhD Student
Department of Finance

I started my career as a judge in the land consolidation court. A PhD from NHH has given me legitimacy as an expert on conflicts and mediation both in organisations and the courts.

Solfrid Mykland
PhD Graduate

NHH and the Department of Finance has a number of very capable scholars and is also part of formal and informal research networks which allows for stimulating cooperation.

Aksel Mjøs
Associate Professor
Department of Finance

I have not regretted for one single second the decision to leave an exciting job in the U.S. to pursue the PhD degree at NHH.

Berit Sund
PhD Student
Department of Strategy and Management

The PhD programme is competitive, comprehensive, has generous scholarships and offers a great social environment.

Tunç Durmaz
PhD Student
Department of Economics

The doctoral programme at NHH has given me the opportunity to substantially extend my knowledge as well as my network.

Therese Sverdrup
Post Doctoral Researcher
Department of Startegy and Management

Don’t quit school now. The PhD programme at NHH is both challenging and fun an d I give itmy warmest recommendations.

Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen
PhD Student
Department of Strategy and Management

As a PhD student you are treated like faculty and you really feel that your contributions are welcomed and appreciated.

Yun Tang, PhD Student

NHH has exceeded my expectations. It is a privilege that I get to work closely with professors and researchers of such high quality.

Antonio Dalla-Zuanna, PhD Student

My business experience combined with my previous work experience from the Ministry of Finance/Statistics Norway was an important trigger for my decision to pursue a PhD.

Karl Ove Aarbu
Chief Analyst
Tryg Forsikring

Welcome to the PhD programme at NHH


The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector.

As a PhD scholar at NHH you will work closely with leading professors who have a significant impact on government policies, business practice and academic thought. NHH faculty members create a stimulating and rewarding research environment for doctoral students – both as supervisors, mentors and co-authors.  

Information about the programme, specialisations and research profiles

Visit past and current doctoral students and read their stories

Admission requirements, application process and financing