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Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

BI Norwegian Business School

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
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This Innovation and Entrepreneurship PhD specialisation at BI Norwegian Business School educates candidates to become researchers capable of exploring challenges faced in entrepreneurial business and innovation policies. They will be able to contribute new insights to the frontiers of international research.

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This Innovation and Entrepreneurship PhD specialisation at BI Norwegian Business School  is created to support willing and capable candidates to obtain a high quality research education that qualifies for academic careers at leading research institutions or as advanced specialists elsewhere. The specialisation focuses on developing the candidates' theoretical and methodological capabilities and skills through careful research practice and studies required for disciplined and creative new theory creation.

The specialisation seeks highly qualified candidates with background in disciplines that are relevant to studies of innovation and entrepreneurship. We require that all candidates have a sufficient knowledge of business management subjects to enter the programme.

The doctoral specialisation is highly important to the department's research agenda within areas of knowledge production that steadily has emerged as absolutely crucial to the modern world of business and society.

Features of the programme

  • The specialisation emphasises both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The majority of completed doctoral thesis has concentrated on various kinds of detailed case studies that may also include substantial elements of quantitative analysis.
  • All doctoral candidates are expected to participate actively in research activities within the department.

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Innovation processes in various industries
  • Studies of innovative economies and industries
  • Entrepreneurial finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry
  • History of innovative enterprises and industrial dynamics
  • Governance and management of innovative enterprises

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must:

  • have at least five years of higher education
  • hold a two year scientific Master's degree (MSc) (120 ECTS) with B average or better
  • hold a Master's degree that includes thesis work (15 to 30 ECTS)
  • hold a Master's degree within the fields of economics and business administration or an area in which BI offers a PhD specialisation
  • hold degree(s) from an accredited institution or an institution recognised by NOKUT

In particular cases GMAT or GRE tests and/or TOEFL or IELTS tests may be required. Applicants will be informed if this is needed. 

BI will need percentile scores and raw scores for the Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE or GMAT to consider your application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

There are no tuition fees in the PhD programme at BI. However in order to have an application to the PhD programme at BI considered you need to have funding.



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