PhD in business administration within the area of accounting, auditing and management control.

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Reference number: HR 2023/497-2.2.1

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The subject area of the position: Business administration

Location until further notice: Växjö or Kalmar. Trips between the campuses occur.

Scope of employment:

The Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 5, Section 2) states that those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research, and administration. Before a PhD or a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. 

Starting date: October 2023. The default form of employment is probationary employment.

Job description

Research and education in business administration are conducted in these major areas: accounting, auditing, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, logistics, management control, marketing, and organization and leadership.

This doctoral position will be placed with the area of accounting, auditing and management control.

This link below provides further information about our research and education:  

Doctoral studies in business administration at Linnaeus University encompass four years of full-time, funded studies. Students will complete 240 credits, of which 90 are courses, and the dissertation corresponds to 150 credits. Compulsory courses include 30 credits in methodology. Courses and thesis work can take place in either of our two campuses: Kalmar and Växjö.

Please find further information about our doctoral education at this link:

Eligibility requirements

General entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if they:

  1. Have been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  3. have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements:

  1. A minimum of 90 credits in the subject of Business Administration or in subjects linked to third-cycle studies in Business Administration or equivalent knowledge acquired otherwise in Sweden or abroad
  2. at least 15 credits in second-cycle or third-cycle studies in the subject of Business Administration or subjects linked to third-cycle studies in Business Administration, including an independent academic project at first or second-cycle level
  3. a good knowledge of English.

Assessment criteria

The choice of candidates relies on the applicants’ abilities to carry out the studies successfully. The assessments pay attention to demonstrated scientific skills, course grades, abilities to cooperate with others, and oral and written proficiency in English. 

Contact persons:

Ph.D Programme Director: Dr. Viktorija Kalonaityte (

Research Secretary: Ms. Ivana Tomic-Kokic (

HR-partner: Mr. Kristofer Stahl (kristofer.stahl

The application

The application should contain: (i) a short description of yourself and your interests, motivation for why you are applying, and relevant achievements and experiences; (ii) a CV; (iii) certified copies of previous degree certificates and transcripts; (iv) two reference letters and names and contact information of two academic reference persons; (v) a copy of thesis works on the Master’s level or similar; (vi) a completed form for application to the research education and (vii) applicants should also provide a research plan covering 3-5 pages. It should discuss your planned research and be linked to the research in accounting, auditing and management control within business administration at the School of Business and Economics.

For applicants with non-Swedish Master’s education, we recommend the GRE- and TOEFL/IELTS-tests. The results of the tests should be attached to the application.  

You are most welcome to apply at the latest 23th June 2023.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization. Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.