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.

Please note that due to the current circumstances, the information on this page is preliminary and might be subject to change.

Compulsory courses | Business administration


Quantitative Methods | 7.5 credits
Cancelled – prel spring 2023
Course leader: Prof Johan Anselmsson
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Philosophy of Science | 7.5 credits
Cancelled – prel spring 2023
Course leader: Prof Tomas Hellström
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Introduction to Business Research Methods | 15 credits
SepDec 2022
Course leader: Associate Prof Peter Svensson
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Theory in Business Administration | 7.5 credits
Prel autumn 2022
Course leader: Associate Prof Peter Svensson
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Compulsory courses | Research Policy


Innovation Studies | 7,5 credits
9 March, 13 April, 25 May
Course leader: Prof Merle Jacob
Course syllabus
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Research Policy | 7,5 credits
Prel autumn 2022
Course leader: Prof Merle Jacob
Course syllabus

Optional courses

Course call, international PhD courses in Organization


Critical Management Studies |
7.5 credits
9–13 May 2022 | Apply
Course leader: Associate Prof Roland Paulsen
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Reflexive and Creative Methodology | 7.5 credits
16–20 May 2022 | Apply
Course leader: Associate Prof Dan Kärreman & Prof Mats Alvesson
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► Schedule and literature

Qualitative data analysis and theorization | 7.5 credits
Prel Sep–Nov 2022
Course leader: Associate Prof
Jens Rennstam
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Corporate Social Responsibility |
7,5 credits
Prel autumn 2022
Course leader: Associate Prof  Susanne Arvidsson.
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Digital monies for a sustainable future (7.5 credits) will preliminary be given in the autumn 2023.
Course leader: Prof Ester Barinaga

Course syllabus and literature


Director of Research and PhD Programme
Merle Jacob
Phone: +46 (0)46-222 42 24

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 2022

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.