Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

PhD studies

in business administration or research policy

If you wish to continue your studies after your Master’s degree, PhD studies may be an option. The PhD programme normally entails four years of full time studies and is concluded with a doctoral degree, the most advanced academic qualification awarded in Sweden. It is also possible to enroll for a licentiate degree, which normally corresponds to two years of full-time studies.

The Department of Business Administration offers PhD programmes in two subjects: Business Administration, and Research Policy. The overall aim of both PhD programmes is to train PhD students to become critical and independent researchers with in-depth knowledge of their subject, thorough knowledge of different research methods and a good understanding of the common research issues and their practical application. The aim is also to give a qualified base for a future carrier within the academic world and/or in the world outside the university.

The main research areas at the Department of Business administration are:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Organisation
  • Research Policy
  • Strategic Management

For more information about PhD studies, take a look at the sidebar to the left.

Upcoming seminars and events


Reading and writing retreat for PhD students

18 April 2024 at 09:00–12:00


Director of Research and PhD Programme
Jens Rennstam
Phone: +46 (0)46-222 43 49

Doctoral programme coordinator
Charlina Lunvald
Phone: +46 (0)46-222 41 73

further information