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This Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialisation at BI Norwegian Business School provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to produce relevant and original research within strategic management, entrepreneurship, innovation and related fields.

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We target motivated and capable individuals, looking to pursue international academic careers at the premier level.

The Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialisation at BI Norwegian Business School encompasses the fields of strategic management, entrepreneurship and innovation, covering different theoretical perspectives on the micro and macro level.

The specialisation adheres to an open and pluralistic view of research and provides a basis for developing a mature and critical attitude towards research in the fields. The specialisation is well-rounded and covers both contemporary theoretical and methodological issues.


The PhD specialisation in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation builds on the research competence of the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, which aims to be among Europe’s leading research departments within strategy and entrepreneurship. The department is research-oriented and aims to produce research that makes a difference for both the business environment and the academic community. The department has a strong track record of publications in top journals, while providing relevant education to the Norwegian business community and internationally.

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Business models and value creation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Knowledge creation and innovation
  • Strategy process and practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or comparable degree, please include transcripts of grades
  • Other relevant certificates and transcripts
  • CV
  • Verification document
  • Minimum 2 letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of your skills as a researcher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 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. 

Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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