PhD spesialisation in Strategy and Management

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

    • Strategy
    • Marketing
    • Organisation & Management
  • Program structure

    Program structure

    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.

  • Course component

    Course component

    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.

    Fall semester

    Spring semester

    Candidates can in addition to these courses choose among courses offered by other departments at NHH, as well as courses offered by other institutions.

  • Course Dates - 2019

    Course Dates - 2019

    26 - 31 Aug 2019    

    Research Designs and Methodological Choices

    Einar Breivik

    11 - 19 NOV 2019 

    Foundations and Frontiers of Management

    Rune Lines m.fl.