Doctors of Business Administration in Sweden

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A Doctorate of Business Administration is earned through a high-level and research-based academic program focused on the necessary knowledge required for elite academic or consulting careers. Programs are often composed of Business Theory, Research Design and Professional Development coursework in addition to independent study. 

Students who wish to earn a DBA, or Doctorate of Business Administration, must first have earned a Master in a related field. A DBA program can take about two to four years of study to receive, and graduating with a DBA indicates that students have become experts in their field.

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

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PhD in Business Administration

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates [+]

Doctorate Studies in Sweden 2017. The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates to be successful researchers or to advance in their chosen careers. Our faculty members are excellent teachers who keep up-to-date in their disciplines through research and publication. The School’s faculty is dedicated to research and some 20 chaired professors are active in the area of Business Administration. The program fosters close interaction between students and faculty, and every doctoral student belongs to a research group specializing in a particular field of research. The SSE PhD in Business Administration is a full-time four-year program (240 ECTS credits) based in Stockholm, and has around 75 doctoral students. Doctoral students are admitted to one of four specializations in the list below. Specializations: - Accounting and Managerial Finance - Management and Organization - Marketing, Strategy and International Business - Asian Economy and Business ​- Sustainable Business Admission takes place once a year, at the beginning of February for start in September that year. A specially designed course program – Stockholm Uppsala Business Studies (SUBS) – is run jointly with Uppsala University's Department of Business Studies, and covers the full fall semester. The fall semester includes Introduction and Concluding days to the program, and four mandatory courses. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: - Proven academic record. We require a) a university level degree, b) at least three semesters of business administration courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS, and c) one year of Master level studies or the equivalent. - English proficiency. If your native language is not English, and your undergraduate or graduate degree or its equivalent is not from an institution at which English is the language of instruction, then we require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. - Relevant research interests. SSE only makes offers to students whose interests fall within the research areas in which our faculty have the capacity to supervise. Please note that in some very popular areas of study there may be limited supervision capacity. We are looking for academic excellence and for students who are well prepared for a PhD program in business administration. Most of our students have a master’s degree in business administration or economics, or from related fields such as engineering, mathematics, psychology, and sociology (depending on the student’s PhD interests). In addition, creativity and independent intellectual thought, the ability to provide deep insights and constructive criticism, and a high level of motivation and drive to accomplish one’s goals are viewed as prerequisites for successful independent research. Admission to the SSE PhD program is granted by the Admissions Board for the SSE PhD Programs. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your application to determine how you can contribute to the SSE research community and the future of management research, education, and practice. Financial Support The SSE policy is to offer all doctoral students who commence the program a tax-exempt scholarship of SEK 13,000 per month. [-]