Applicants are required to hold a master’s degree or an equivalent degree relevant to the planned area of specialisation in the PhD programme and to the PhD thesis, such as managerial economics, management control, industrial engineering, computational mathematics, statistics or business administration with an emphasis on quantitative methods and modelling.
Students who are completing their master’s degree during the current semester, with the intention of starting a PhD programme are also invited to apply.
The qualifying education must be completed before enrolment in the PhD programme.
Applicants with a qualifying degree from a non-Norwegian institution must ensure that official documentation of their GMAT or GRE scores are sent directly to NHH.
Applicants must have a minimum total score of 550 points in the GMAT or a GRE test with at least 660 points on the Quantitative reasoning section and 500 points on the Verbal reasoning section.
GMAT and GRE scores must be from within the last five years.
Finally, applicants need to have a good working knowledge of English, as the entire programme is taught in English.
Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have passed TOEFL with at least 550 points for the written test or 213 for the computer-based version, or score at least 6.0 in the IELTS.
Students that have two years or more of higher education where the language of tuition was English, do not need to take TOEFL or IELTS.
In the event of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.
It is important that all the required documents are enclosed with the application.
Applications will not be considered complete until all required paperwork has been received.
NHH recruits research scholars on an annual basis, with closing date for applications March 1 each year.
For more information, see: PhD Scholarships in Management Science - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration