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The third-cycle programmes in Business Administration leads to a doctoral degree or a licentiate degree, corresponding to four and two years of full-time studies (respectively).

Doctoral studies consist of a course element of 90 higher education credits and a thesis element of 150 higher education credits, for a total of 240 higher education credits.

The course element consists of:

  • Theory and method courses, so-called F1 courses, 45 higher education credits, completed by all postgraduate students.
  • Subject-specific courses, so-called F2 courses, 45 higher education credits.

F1 courses

  • Business Administration as a Research Field, 15 credits
  • Quantitative Methods in Business Administration, 7,5 credits
  • Introduction to Research Ethics and Good Research Practice,3 credits
  • Theory of Science, 7,5 credits
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Business Administration, 7,5 credits
  • Pathways to academic writing, 7,5 credits

For more information about the courses 

Nordic Phd Program in Management Accounting

The Department is involved in a Nordic collaboration for research studies in Management accounting. Nordic Phd Program in Management Accounting