Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree, or completed at least 240 ECTS (incl. at least 60 ECTS at master’s level), or acquired the equivalent knowledge through academic studies in Sweden or abroad. Applicants must also have completed at least 90 ECTS in Business Administration or equivalent, incl. a dissertation of at least 15 ECTS. Admission to PhD positions is restricted and competition for positions is usually tough.

Selection criteria

Selection is made on the basis of (i) documented knowledge in a relevant subject area, (ii) English language skills (written and spoken), and (iii) analytical, critical and creative thinking skills. We pay particular attention to the quality of your research proposal, your academic merits, and your academic references. Short-listed candidates are called to an interview.

About the doctoral programme

The Doctoral Programme runs for 48 months full-time, beginning 1st September. The University normally employs the doctoral candidates as staff members and pays a salary whilst the doctoral candidates undertake their PhD studies. There are no tuition fees for PhD studies at Stockholm Business School.
For further information contact: Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Björn Hagströmer,

Union representatives: Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone +46 708 162664,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone +46 8 16 34 89,,, and PhD student representative,


New positions are normally advertised in January.

Please include the following information with your application - for advertised positions only.

Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2 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
Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
Degree projects/theses, and other independent academic work (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

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