PhD Research Scholar Position in Accounting

PhD Research Scholar Position in Accounting

Norwegian School of Economics

The Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law offers a PhD program within three research areas; financial accounting, auditing and management accounting/control. The PhD programme in accounting provides training that enables students to produce original research of high quality. The programme has a strong international focus, with opportunities to visit other top international universities and business schools. Specialised courses offered by other Nordic universities complement our in-house course sequence.

The programme is relatively small, which ensures close interaction with the department’s faculty members and with research programs such as Beyond Budgeting, FOCUS and the Norwegian Centre of Taxation (see for more information).

The PhD program at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. As a PhD scholar at NHH you will work closely with leading professors who have a significant impact on government policies, business practice and academic thought. NHH faculty members create a stimulating and rewarding research environment for doctoral students – both as supervisors, mentors and co-authors.

NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms.

PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD program. NHH does not charge tuition from PhD students. Applications to the research scholar positions are welcomed from both Norwegian and international students.

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The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently 420 800 NOK gross (which is equivalent to about € 50 600 or about US dollar 68 800). The scholarships are subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision and membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Applicants who have at least a Master of Science or comparable academic degree will be considered for admission. An additional requirement is that the academic education has to include at least one-and-a-half years of studies in business administration or economics. NHH uses a web based application system which can be accessed through the NHH web page. The application should include: Academic transcripts, statement of purpose, research proposal and CV. NHH also requires standardized tests (GMAT or GRE/TOEFL or IETLS). Test scores should be sent directly from test centers. The application should also include two letters of academic references. These letters should be sent directly from the reference person. For detailed information about requirements see:

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