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PhD Programme Openings at NHH Norwegian School of Economics - Business and Management Science

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Profile Description

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Business and Management Science, (3) Economics, (4) Strategy and Management. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

NHH is one of the leading business schools in Europe. In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future. NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees.

Business and Management Science

The department is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation of BMS aims to give a solid training in using rational, systematic, science-based techniques to inform and improve business decisions, making use of empirical and theoretical methods reflecting the state of the art in the field. The specialisation offers three directions:

Business Economics (BE) combines economic analysis with the practical aspects of business. It is distinguished from the wider field of business administration by greater emphasis on economic theory and econometric analysis.

Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE) covers core topics like energy markets, natural resources management and environmental subjects focusing on climate change. ENE offers empirical research to support decision-making by government and industry. Research within ENE draws upon tools from management science, finance and theories for dynamic decision making under uncertainty.

Management Science (MS) is the application of tools, such as operational research, simulation, optimisation, game theory, econometrics/statistics and applied mathematics to help decision making in businesses and government. The field uses applied and theoretical studies, with a focus on logistics, energy, health, election methods, the environment, natural resources, fisheries and transportation.

Further information about the Department of Business and Management Science.

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four year fully funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at international academic institutions and industry. Recent graduates of our PhD programme have been hired by, for example: University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, RMIT Melbourne, Oslo Economics, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Norwegian Competition Authority, and in the banking and technology industry.

PhD research scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The programme gives preference to applicants who submit relevant research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the department.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, and currently pays 436 500 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 45 000 or USD 53 500). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.

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Start date in August 2018.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme.

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:
• Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
• Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words)
• Tentative research proposal (2000-4000 words)
• Curriculum vitae
• A list of all publications and /or other documented research activities
• Contact details to two reference persons

In addition, the Department of Business and Management Science asks you to demonstrate adequate academic and English language proficiency:
• If you prefer using GMAT or GRE test scores and TOEFL or IELTS test scores you should ask the test centres to send your test scores to NHH by latest 15 February 2018. If you have completed tests, please indicate the name of the tests in your application.

Please read more details about the required documentation in the application.

Please submit your application here

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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