Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships at the
Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB).
Proposed PhD projects should be anchored in the fields of political science
and / or international business and should also consider societal challenges,
The expected starting date is December 1, 2022 (negotiable).
EGB is a multidisciplinary department that conducts high-quality research in
the fields of international business and political science that has direct
relevance to business, policymakers and the broader public and addresses
contemporary societal challenges. These challenges include the consequences of
inequality; the impact of technological change and digital transformation; the
ethical dilemmas facing MNEs, regulatory challenges, the changes brought about
by emerging markets and the rise of Asia; the consequences of global shifts
for public policy, and the relationship between business and democracy.
Faculty apply advanced quantitative and qualitative methods. To learn more
about the research and teaching profile of the department, please visit the
departmental homepage here.
The department's PhD fellows will gain much from our research seminars and
other activities. At the same, applicants must consider the overall
contribution that they themselves can make to the department's research
environment. They should also demonstrate relevant experience in higher
education, business, and dissemination activities.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives candidates the opportunity to
conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty, supported by research-
related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you will be
expected to participate in international research conferences and research
visits abroad. Applicants should also be ready to undertake teaching
activities. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme,
CBS PhD graduates are not only highly regarded in higher education and
research institutions but also in government and business where their research
qualifications are in increasing demand. Recent EGB graduates have secured
positions in leading universities, consultancies and government agencies.
Application and admission requirements
To be considered the applicant should:
have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point
grading scale for the bachelor's and master's degree combined or
alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the
master's degree alone. If the grade point average is not met,
documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted. In
rare cases, the grade requirement can be waived. The department will give
preference to applicants with excellent grades from their universities.
have a Master's degree corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process
have received a grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the Master's thesis
according to the Danish 7-point grading scale
(https: // eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
have completed the Master's programme before starting the PhD programme at
CBS Please note: the applicant may apply for enrolment before the
completion of the Master's degree. In this case, enrolment will be
conditional upon the Master's degree having been successfully completed by
the time of enrolment.
have an educational background in business and / or the social sciences
have a command of academic English at a very high level. If the
applicant's Master thesis was written in English this will be considered
as sufficient evidence of this.
The research proposal is considered the backbone of the application and should
be very carefully prepared by the applicant. It may not exceed five pages and
should include the following:
a brief explanation of the aims of the project
an outline of relevant research questions
a positioning of the project in an appropriate research field
a description of the research literature within that field
an explanation of the theories to be included
an explanation of the methods to be used
an indication of the project's potential contribution to scientific
a work plan (brief) which describes the main phases in the project.
Further information can be found here: https: // www. cbs.dk/en/research/phd-
In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be
diploma for bachelor's and master's degree or other certificates at an
equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
documentation for being in the top 40% of the class (if grade
requirements are not met)
a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
one example of a selected written work (e.g. master's thesis)
The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about
PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at
https: // www. cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.
Employment and salary
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years and includes teaching
obligations equivalent to six months' work (840 work hours). The
scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish
collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 28,365
up to DKK 34,256 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totaling
17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel
costs (according to the current CBS agreement).
Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of
Finance's agreement with the Academics' Central Organization.
The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be
assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their
application has proceeded for assessment.
Selected applications will be considered by an assessment committee, which
will consider whether the applicant is qualified for the position. A number
from amongst those deemed qualified will be invited to present themselves and
their project at a departmental seminar and attend an interview. Please note
that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview.
Applicants will be kept notified of their status in the recruitment process.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the
Doctoral Programme at https:// uk.cbs.dk/phd.
The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including
all appendices (see items above), ahead of the deadline.
Deadline: 15 August, 2022.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at
For further information please contact: PhD Coordinator Eddie Ashbee,
Closing date: 15 August 2022.