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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

SPRING 2020 AUTUMN 2020

Quantitative Methods | 7.5 credits
20 Jan–23 March | Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Johan Anselmsson
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Qualitative Methods | 7.5 credits
Prel 6 April–9 June | Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Mats Alvesson
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Philosophy of Science | 7.5 credits
15 April–10 June | Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Tomas Hellström
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► Schedule and reading instructions

Introduction to Business Research Methods | 15 credits
Prel Sep–Dec | Open for applications
Course leader: Associate Prof
Peter Svensson
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Theory in Business Administration | 7.5 credits
Prel Sep–Nov | Open for applications
Course leader: Associate Prof
Jens Rennstam
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► Literature

Compulsory courses | Research Policy

SPRING 2020 AUTUMN 2020

Innovation studies | 7.5 credits
Prel. 17 March, 21 April & 12 May 
Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Merle Jacob

Research Policy | 7,5 credits
Prel. 22 Sep, 20 Oct & 17 Nov
Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Merle Jacob

Optional courses

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, many of the courses originally planned for this spring have been postponed and will be given in the autumn.

SPRING 2020 AUTUMN 2020

Entrepreneurship and Well-being |
7.5 credits
6–7 Feb & 2–3 April | Closed for applications
Course leader: Prof Johan Wiklund
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Commercialize your research |
7.5 credits
TBA | Open for applications
Course leader: Prof. Hans Landström
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Qualitative data analysis and theorization | 7.5 credits
Prel Sep–Nov | Open for applications
Course leader: Associate Prof.
Jens Rennstam
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Corporate Social Responsibility |
7,5 credits
TBA | Open for applications
Course leader: Associate Prof. Susanne Arvidsson
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Digital monies for a sustainable future | 7.5 credits
TBA | Open for applications
Course leader: Prof. Ester Barinaga
Course syllabus and literature
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Reflexive and Creative Methodology | 7.5 credits
Prel 28 Sep–2 Oct
​​​​​​​Open for applications
Course leader: Prof. Mats Alvesson
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Critical Management Studies |
7.5 credits
Prel 5–9 Oct | Open for applications
Course leader: Associate senior lecturer Roland Paulsen
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Critical Perspectives on Leadership | 7.5 credits – this course will be given in spring 2021 (prel.). Course leader: Associate Prof Sverre Spoelstra.
Course syllabus

Seminar participation

PhD students at the department have the possibility to earn up to 7.5 credits by participating in research seminars.
Seminar card

External courses

Courses taken at other departments at Lund University or other higher education institutions (including institutions abroad) may also, if approved by the Director of PhD studies, be included in the PhD programme.

Request for credit transfer

Teacher training courses

During your PhD studies you have the opportunity to take teacher training courses in order to be qualified to teach in higher education after your studies. Division for Higher Education Development (AHU) at Lund University offers cross-disciplinary courses.

Courses at other universities

As a PhD student at the Department of Business Administration at Lund University, you do not need to pay a course fee to attend PhD courses given at the Business Administration departments within the U6 network:

Contact

Director of Research and PhD Programme
Merle Jacob
Phone: +46 (0)46-222 42 24
merle.jacob@fek.lu.se

Doctoral programme coordinator
Charlina Lunvald
Phone: +46 (0)46-222 41 73
charlina.lunvald@fek.lu.se
 

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
     


The compulsory courses are free of charge for external participants. The cost of each optional course is 5.000 SEK + VAT (25%). Only Swedish governmental organizations are exempt from VAT.

Note: non-exempt students attending two courses will be charged a reduced rate of 7.500 SEK (plus VAT), and students who take three courses will be charged 10.000 SEK (plus VAT) in total. In some cases students from partner universities will be exempt from payment.
 

Credit transfer

PhD students at the department of Business Administration can request credit transfers for courses taken outside the department.

Request for credit transfer
 

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