BI Norwegian Business School


With a PhD from BI you will be well prepared for a career at top universities and research institutions. Our PhD candidates develop as researchers under the supervision of internationally renowned BI faculty.

BI's PhD programme features six areas of specialisation

Our PhD programme is designed for those who are ambitious, intellectualy curious, hard-working, and dedicated. The programme allows candidates to conduct research in-depth. The doctoral programme leads to a PhD degree and is a four-year full-time study programme, including 25% teaching responsibilities. Below you can find more details on the six areas of specialisation:



A PhD from BI can be a gateway to prestigious placements at universities around the world.



BI offers PhD scholarships to support students in the six areas of specialisation at the PhD level.



Meet the faculty responsible for the PhD specialisations.

  • What is PhD?

    The PhD programme at BI is a four year full-time programme for ambitious and curious individuals who want to use their potential to contribute to cutting-edge research in their field.

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  • Why Norway?

    Forget about the beautiful fjords and mountains... Forget about the attractive job market and low unemployment rate... Forget about Norway ranking at the top of surveys as the best place to live...

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  • External candidates

    PhD candidates admitted to PhD programmes at other institutions are welcome to take PhD courses at BI. See the range of courses and options you can choose from.

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  • PhD dissertations

    View the series of submitted PhD dissertations, which are available online. For a summary of recent dissertations click here, or for the full dissertations click here

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In cooperation with the University of St. Gallen, BI hosts the Winter School in Empirical Research Methods in Oslo from 7-18 January 2019.

Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information about our PhD programme.