PhD specialisation in Business and Management Science

PhD specialisation in Business and Management Science

Business and Management Science is the discipline of using analytical methods to help make better decisions.

Research at the Department of Business and Management Science aims to understand and improve management practice using analytical methods. Faculty members have backgrounds from economics, finance, operations research, mathematics and statistics, and the research covers both empirical and theoretical inquiries. The research portfolio includes a number of topics, and is organised in three broad areas:

  • Areas of research

    Areas of research

    • Business Economics (BE)
    • Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE)
    • Management Science (MS)


  • Course component

    Course component

    A minimum of 45 credits need to be completed normally within the first year. The following courses are normally mandatory:

    • Scientific Methods (MET510 or a similar course)
    • Microeconomics (ECS504 or a similar course)
    • Methods (one of the courses BEA511, BEA512, BEA513, BEA514, BEA517 or ECS503)

    The combination of elective courses depends on the choice of specialisation (BE, ENE or MS) and is normally a mix of external courses and courses given at NHH and NFB (The national research school in business economics and administration). You find and overview of the course here:


  • General requirements for admission

    General requirements for admission

    Students should hold a Master’s degree in business economics, economics, finance or another quantitative discipline. Candidates with an incomplete background in business economics, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, or probability theory will be required to take suitable classes in the Masters programme and students with only an undergraduate degree will normally not be considered.

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