Copenhagen Business School in Denmark invites applications for PhD scholarships at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business in 2022.
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.
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.
Worth of Award
- A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours) to be in large part conducted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing.
- The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
- The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 28,365 up to DKK 34,256 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totaling 17.1%.
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
- 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.
How to Apply
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 development
- a work plan (brief) which describes the main phases in the project.
In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:
- 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)
Deadline: The application closes on August 15, 2022