PhD Student in Business Administration with Specialization in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. In addition, the applicant must have completed at least 90 credits in business administration or equivalent, with a finance major, including a master’s thesis of at least 15 credits.

The qualification requirements must be met by the application deadline.

The selection among the eligible candidates is based on the capacity to benefit from doctoral education. The following criteria are considered:
•Documented knowledge in the relevant field of research
•Written and oral proficiency in English
•The capacity for analytical, creative and critical thinking
•The ability to collaborate

The assessment of candidates focuses on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, and the candidates’ written motivation for applying for the position. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

Application Procedure

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application
•Your contact details and personal data
•Your highest degree
•Your language skills
•Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents
•Cover letter
•CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
•Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete your research
– what makes you suitable for the program
– how your research interests intersect with the research activities of the staff of the finance section at Stockholm Business School.
•Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
•Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
•Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

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Application Deadline: 31 March 2019

About the Organization

Stockholm Business School is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences with about 180 employees and 3,500 students. The teaching and research focuses on accounting, finance, management and marketing.

The PhD programme in business administration comprises four years of study (240 credits). It consists of courses (90 credits) and a dissertation (150 credits). These two parts can take place simultaneously, but typically the focus is on course work during the first half of the study period. The thesis is based on independent scientific research. Students may also choose to work as teaching assistants during the program. Read more here:

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Job ID

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