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Management, Ph.D.

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University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
The area covers a series of management-related phenomena and levels of analysis, from the individual level, focusing on organizational behavior through strategic management at the organizational level of cooperation in industry and community level.


The PHD covers the processes of change and social enterprises, and specialization, bringing together research on leadership and management tools necessary to lead modern organizations. Research topics "leadership" and "management tools" illustrates a tension between a general management perspective related to the visions, attitudes and behavior, and an instrumental handling of administrative procedures, procedures and tools to realize the business values and goals.The specialization combines the intra-organizational focus on lead role within the organization and the inter-organizational relationships with a focus on the outside world. The area of specialization emphasizes leadership as an activity that balances management and change, with ethical and value reflection.Doctoral candidates in management shall acquire understanding and basic skills in relation to management research. They will generate new knowledge through good social science research projects, and they will be trained in management and implementation of such. Specialization may thus qualify for positions in research and teaching, management and consulting in academia as in the larger public and private sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The specializations are carried out by research groups consisting of teachers engaged in active research in these areas of knowledge.

  • Philosophy of Science and Ethics
  • Methodology
  • Econometrics
  • 10 ECTS within your specialization area

Participation in active research environment locally, nationally and internationally is obligatory. All candidates have to give a presentation to document their research progress internally at University of Stavanger once a year, which will be evaluated and has to be reported in the progress report. In addition all candidates have to present their research results at an international conference.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the PhD programme normally requires applicants to have a five-year master's degree, see descriptions of the national qualification framework second cycle.
  • The applicant must have a strong academic background. 
  • The grade for the thesis and the weighted average grade of the Master's programme, must both separately equal B or better.
  • Applicants with a background from other disciplines than those approved by the faculty for admission to the study, or with a weaker grade basis, can be admitted by special assessment. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stavanger

  • 10497 - 15900 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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