Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Current PhD students

This page is primarily for you who have already been admitted to the PhD programme at the Department of Business Administration.

In the menu to the right you will find general and specific information about matters that concern your PhD studies.

Laws and regulations governing university education can be found on the website of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).

Lund Doctoral Student Union (LDK) guards the interests of doctoral students at Lund University and their Doctoral Student Ombudsman (DOMB) offers free support.

In Guidelines for PhD studies you will find the specific conditions that apply to doctoral studies at the Department of Business Administration.

Under ‘Resources’ you will find more information about allowances for books and conferences.

Extensions of doctoral studentships

There are three types of leave or engagements that are compensated with an extension of a doctoral studentship: sick leave and parental leave; departmental duties (mostly teaching); and engagement in students’ unions and university bodies. Read more

PhD seminars

During the PhD programme, PhD students are to present their thesis work at a minimum of two compulsory internal seminars – one research proposal (RP) seminar and one final seminar. It is also possible to have a non-compulsory midway review, a mid-seminar. Read more

Grants for courses and conferences

PhD students can be granted compensation from the department to attend external courses or conferences. All costs must be approved by the Director of PhD programme in advance. Read more

LUSEM Staff Pages

LUSEM Staff Pages contains lots of useful information for admitted PhD students. Among other things, you can read more about:

  • Doctoral studentships – salary levels
  • Scholarships
  • Supervision
  • Credit transfers
  • Individual study plans
  • Mobility, travel and research grants
  • Planning for the defence of your thesis


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