Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

PhD courses

Compulsory and optional courses in Business administration and research policy

Our intensive courses offer a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops for students to learn and receive guided feedback on their PhD projects from leading scholars.

Compulsory courses | Business administration


Quantitative Methods | 7.5 credits
17 Jan–14 March 2023
Course leader: Johan Anselmsson
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Theory in Business Administration | 7.5 credits | 4 April–1 June 2023
Course leader: Peter Svensson
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Philosophy of Science | 7.5 credits
20 April–1 June 2023 | Apply
Course leader: Tomas Hellström
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Introduction to Business Research Methods | 15 credits
Prel autumn 2023
Course leader: Peter Svensson
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Compulsory courses | Research Policy


Research Policy | 7.5 credits
20 April–15 June 2023
Course leader: Merle Jacob

Innovation Studies | 7.5 credits
Prel autumn 2023
Course leader: Merle Jacob
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Optional courses

Course call: Critical Management Studies & Reflexive and Creative Methodology


Critical Management Studies |
7.5 credits | 15–19 May 2023 | Apply
Course leader: Roland Paulsen
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Reflexive and Creative Methodology | 7.5 credits | 
22–26 May 2023 | Apply
Course leader: Dan Kärreman & Mats Alvesson
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Qualitative data analysis and theorization | 7.5 credits
Prel autumn 2023
Course leader: Jens Rennstam
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Corporate Social Responsibility |
7.5 credits
Prel spring 2023
Course leader: Susanne Arvidsson
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Digital monies for a sustainable future | 7.5 credits
Prel autumn 2023
Course leader: Ester Barinaga
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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

Apply for our courses

If the number of applicants exceeds available places, applicants are prioritised as follows:

  1. PhD students from the Department of Business Administration
  2. PhD students from other departments at LUSEM
  3. External PhD students

Course fees spring 2023

The compulsory courses are free of charge for external participants. The cost of each optional course is SEK 3.125 (including 25 % VAT). 

Note: non-exempt students attending two courses will be charged a reduced rate of 5.000 SEK (including VAT). Students from Lund University and, in some cases, students from partner universities, will be exempt from payment.