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PhD Research Scholar Positions in Economics and Business Administration

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is looking for talented and highly qualified graduates. We offer international PhD scholarships to the best applicants within Accounting, Auditing and Law; Business and Management Science; Economics; Finance as well as in Strategy and Management.

To apply, go to NHH Vacant Positions or click on the application links below.

Application deadline: 15 January 2019

The PhD Programme at NHH is a 4-year fully funded programme, combining an intensive course component with active research and teaching/work experience. It provides a solid training in performing high quality scientific research, preparing graduates for competitive careers in business and at international academic institutions.

PhD specialisations 

The Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law comprises three research groups that cover the core areas of financial accounting and auditing (FAA); management accounting and control (MAC); and economics, ethics and law (EEL). Applicants are encouraged to consult the department’s website for more information about the research profile of the department and its three research groups. Apply here.

The Department of Business and Management Science offers a thorough understanding of science-based tools used to inform and improve economic decisions. The department prioritises inter-disciplinary research within the following fields:

  • Incentives, contracts and firm behaviour
  • Investment, insurance and household finance
  • Business taxation
  • Energy markets, resource management and sustainability
  • Shipping, logistics and operations management
  • Data science and analytics

Apply here.

The Department of Economics is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation in economics aims to give dedicated candidates a solid training in performing high quality research, with state of the art empirical and theoretical techniques. The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, central banks, and research organisations. Apply here. Specific PhD positions announced in behaviour economics / experimental economics and in empirical labour economics.

Department of Finance is pleased to announce four to six vacancies. The department has 19 faculty members, two-thirds of which are international. Our research spans all major fields of finance, including corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. We publish regularly in top journals and are one of the leading finance groups in Europe. The department has an active research seminar series featuring invited top scholars and hosts the Center for Corporate Finance, which is rated excellent by the Norwegian Research Council. Apply here. 

NHH is pleased to announce vacancies in the Department of Strategy and Management. The department welcomes applications specialising in several fields of research:

  • Service innovation research
  • Strategy, strategic human capital and entrepreneurship
  • Managing in the political ecosystem
  • Digitalization and digital transformation
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Human resource management in the Scandinavian context
  • Business ethics and the good life
  • Sustainable consumer behaviour
  • Strategic alliances and networks

Apply here.

About NHH

Located in Bergen, a beautiful World Heritage City, NHH is renowned for its high academic standards. The school cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees. Currently more than 100 PhD Research Scholars conduct research within various fields of specialisation. Please visit our website for details about the PhD programme and our research activities.

Salary and conditions

PhD research scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, and currently pays 449 000 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately EUR 47 600 or USD 55 100). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.


The applications for NHH’s international PhD scholarships can be accessed through NHH Vacant Positions. Please consult the job announcements for eligibility and application requirements (general and specific).

The programme gives preference to applicants who submit relevant research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the department. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

Details on submission procedure are specified in the admission requirements of the NHH PhD Programme. For questions and inquiries, please contact

Start date: August 2019

Qualification Type: PhD, International Doctorate
Location: Bergen - Norway
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: NOK449,000
£41,798.31 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 26th November 2018
Closes: 15th January 2019
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