PhD spesialisation in Strategy and Management
Our dynamic and international research staff are committed to mentoring and supporting candidates through the PhD specialisation in strategy, management and marketing.
Our candidates receive guidance and training throughout the four-year programme which provides a strong and robust foundation for both academic and corporate careers in a global environment.
Our cutting-edge courses provide rigorous training across various methodologies and stimulating introductions to current theories within the areas of marketing, strategy and management. The methodological courses provide a solid platform into the areas of both research design, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Areas of research
Areas of research
- Organisation & Management
Candidates are expected to complete all required courses within the first year of the programme. The programme has a strong emphasis on empirical research, and it is expected that the PhD candidates conduct empirical research as part of their doctoral dissertations.
The second and third (and fourth) years of the programme are mainly dedicated to work on the candidate's PhD dissertation. All candidates are required to complete their proposal defence by the end of their third semester.
Candidates are moreover expected to attend the Department of Strategy and Management's weekly seminars where PhD candidates and faculty members present and discuss their research, facilitating early feedback.
Candidates are also encouraged to present papers at international conferences and to stay one or two semesters at universities abroad. Candidates have to be present in their offices on a regular basis.
Candidates are required to complete all of the courses below totalling 45 ECTs.
Candidates with a specialisation in marketing are not required to complete ORG520 and candidates with a specialisation in strategy, organization or management are not required to complete MAR528.
- MAR528 - Marketing topics: Marketing thoughts and theories
- MET501A- Research Design and Methodological Choices
- MET501B - Research Design and Methodological Choices (Specific part for the Dept. Students)
- MET513 - Academic writing in a research setting
- MET524 - Research ethics for the social sciences
- ORG520 - Foundations and Frontiers of Management
- MET504 - Theory and Research Evaluations
- MET512 - Qualitative Methods
- MET522 - Multivariate Data Analysis
Candidates can in addition to these courses choose among courses offered by other departments at NHH, as well as courses offered by other institutions.