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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 2021 

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: 

  • Firm behaviour, incentives and contracts 
  • 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.  

The Department of Finance has an active research seminar series featuring invited top scholars and an internal brown bag seminar series. It hosts the Center for Corporate Finance, which is rated excellent by the Norwegian Research Council, and the newly founded Center for Asset Management. 

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. The areas listed below represent research opportunities emphasized by the Department, but applications within other areas are also welcome.  

  • Digital Innovations for Growth (DIG)  
  • Adoption of technologies and innovations 
  • Creating and capturing value in the digital era 
  • Strategy in and for digital ecosystems 
  • Sustainable consumer behaviour and branding 
  • Decision science: Time and morality 
  • Team and cooperation research 
  • 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 has an internationally recognized research environment and educates the leaders of the future. As such, NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. NHH has about 3,500 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 481 800 NOK (equivalent to approximately EUR 44 420 or USD 52 480). 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 2021

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bergen - Norway
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: NOK481,800
£40,448.07 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 15th January 2021
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