BI Norwegian Business School http://www.bi.edu/research/doctoral-programme/ offers a four-year Ph.D. programme in economics, where students are trained to perform high quality scientific research, making use of economic theory and state of the art econometric methods. The Department of Economics has a strong research oriented faculty. There are currently 52 faculty members, including 13 Professors, 16 Associate Professors and 3 Assistant Professors.
We are now offering PhD scholarships in Economics with an emphasis on Applied Macro- and Energy Economics. An ideal candidate has a strong quantitative background in economics or finance, good communication skills and should be interested in doing research on applied macroeconomics, energy economics and/or commodity markets.
The position is financed by Centre for Applied Macro- and petroleum economics (CAMP). CAMP seeks to bring together economists working on applied macroeconomic issues, with special emphasis on energy economics. CAMP is financed by Statoil’s research program in energy economics and the Research Council of Norway. Its objectives are to advance research and post-graduate training in relevant fields. For questions regarding the position, please contact Professor Hilde C. Bjørnland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The doctoral programme is an important element of the department’s research agenda and of BI’s vision to become one of the leading research business schools in Europe. The selected candidates will be working closely with the faculty and will join a group of PhD candidates in the department. Students are expected to participate actively in research seminars and workshops. Their place of work will be at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
A PhD from BI can be a gateway to prestigious placements at universities and research institutions around the world. We encourage and support our candidates at the international job market. Recent graduates of BI's economics PhD programme have been hired by, for example, The Norwegian Central Bank, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Nottingham, University of Uppsala and Shandong University.
Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Economics by the early autumn of 2018, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission. The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale, and currently pays NOK 467.500, - annually. The position is linked to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% teaching responsibilities. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.
The application must be submitted electronically only by using the "Send Application" button on the right hand side in this announcement. No e-mail applications or hard copy applications will be accepted.
You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:
Please note that all the above documents must be uploaded in the electronic application. Documents may not be submitted by e-mail or hard copy. Furthermore, note that any documents forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only be made for students who are completing their master’s degree in 2018 and do not have a final certificate when applying. Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been submitted.
BI Norwegian Business School (Doctoral Administration) must receive the following from the test centre, or in the case of previously taken tests scanned and uploaded along with the application.;
GRE / GMAT
We require that all applicants, except those who hold a master degree from an institution inside the European Economic Area/the European Union or Switzerland, submit results from GMAT or GRE tests.
We will need percentile scores and raw scores for the Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE or GMAT to consider your application. Incomplete sections or partial scores are not sufficient to consider your application. Arrange to have official score reports sent directly to BI.
A "good score" is generally considered to be 85% and higher. However, there is no minimum cutoff score for the GRE/GMAT in order for your application to be reviewed.
TOEFL / IELTS
Applicants must take either TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum standards for test scores acceptable for admission are:
Exemptions are made for applicants:
Under certain circumstances, applicants may request a waiver for the TOEFL or IELTS when applying for admission. To request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, the applicant must submit a waiver form.
TOEFL / IETLS scores must be from within the last two years. The codes for BI Norwegian Business School are as follows:
For IELTS we accept copies as long as the TRF number is visible.
Kindly note that all documents (including GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS tests) need to have reached the Doctoral Administration by the deadline stated in this announcement in order to be considered.
Candidates may, at a later stage, be asked to forward further information and/or be called in for an interview. Candidates who are accepted for the programme must provide a more detailed progress plan with milestones and courses for the four years of study.
Information about the doctoral programme and admission requirements can be obtained from the doctoral administration at BI Norwegian Business School. E-mail:email@example.com