The Department of Business Administration is the largest department at the School of Business, Economics and Law, with 100 lecturers performing research and 60 Doctoral Students. Organisation-based research is allowing us to develop a knowledge and understanding of enterprise which is paving the way for well balanced development of companies and society. Industries, branches, companies and the public sector are all being studied as part of the wealth of research projects taking place at the department.
Job Assignments: We are looking for qualified and motivated individuals for four PhD Studentships in Business Administration, placed at the department’s four sections: Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics, Management & Organisation, Marketing and Accounting respectively. Read about the research carried out in the Sections at http://www.fek.handels.gu.se/english/research/
A general syllabus for the PhD Programme in Business Administration is available at http://www.fek.handels.gu.se/english/Education/postgraduate-studies/
An employed doctoral student should primarily devote themselves to their own education. A PhD studentship entails full-time work. Departmental duties may amount to a maximum of 20% of full time spread over the period of study. The total period of employment may not exceed a period corresponding to four years of full-time third cycle study. The time at which the research student was studying but not employed as a doctoral student will be deducted from this period. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral students may be found in Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Only a person who is being admitted or already has been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be employed as a doctoral student. Applicants therefore need to apply a third-cycle programme in Business Administration by completing the “Application form” which can be downloaded from http://www.fek.handels.gu.se/english/Education/postgraduate-studies/
Eligibility: The applicant must meet both the “General entry requirements” and the “Specific entry requirements”.
To meet the “general entry requirements” the applicant must have
1. a degree awarded at second-cycle (advanced level), or
2. completed studies worth at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are awarded at second-cycle level (advanced level), or
3. an equivalent level of knowledge acquired in Sweden or in another country.
Those who meet the general entry requirements for access to third-cycle programmes prior to July 2007, shall thereafter also be considered to have the basic qualifications required for access to education at third-cycle level, however only up until the end of June 2015 (i.e. completed an undergraduate programme of at least 120 credits, or completed an corresponding programme in Sweden or in another country or have equivalent qualifications.
To meet the “specific entry requirements” the applicant must have at least 90 higher education credits in Business Administration or have equivalent qualifications. These credits must also include a thesis worth at least 15 higher education credits or the equivalent knowledge acquired by some other means.
Assessment: Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a Doctoral Level are given in SFS 1998:80.
The candidates will be evaluated on their ability to benefit from and utilize the research training. The selection of candidates will be based on an overall assessment of submitted documents. In addition, interviews may occur.
Additional Information: Please apply Online
The application shall include the following items:
1. CV, curriculum vitae.
2. A complete, signed and dated application form for admission to third-cycle studies in Business Administration, which may be downloaded from http://www.fek.handels.gu.se/utbildning/fek_studier_pa_forskarniva/
3. Certified copies of transcripts/academic records/ Diploma/Degree from university/college specifying general and specific entry requirements.
4. An outline of the research area you are interested in (max five pages).
5. One copy of your Master thesis in Business Administration or comparable academic thesis.
6. Two letters of recommendation and contact information of reference persons.
Application Deadline: 1 April 2014