Study requirements for economics and business administration

Doctoral degree programme:  Economics and Business Administration

Responsible person: Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen

Total: 50 credits

General and transferable skills studies 4–14 credits

  • Introduction to Doctoral Training 1 cr
  • Scientific Research and Ethics 2 cr
  • Follow-up Group reporting and meetings 1 cr
  • Other general and transferable skills studies 0-10 cr

Field-specific studies 36–46 credits

  • Doctoral Training Plan 3 credits
  • Research plan seminar 1 credits
  • Business Theory and Thought 6 op
  • Major subject studies and methodological studies minimum of 24 credits
  • Other field-specific studies 0–12 credits (You can include max 4 credits of teaching tasks in your studies when you have passed the course 920005J Basics of University Pedagogy for Doctoral Students 2 credits, or equivalent studies.)

Additional information:

  • Students may be required to take up to 0-30 credits of bridging studies (when student has an university degree, in other cases up to 60 credits may be required)
  • Recommendations of specific courses can be found from Oulu Business School’s doctoral study guide

The structure of the doctoral degree programme provides recommendations for the study schedules, as well as few suggestions for activities and courses that may be of interest in this field:


Structure 2020-2021




Last updated: 8.10.2020