Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

PhD Programmes

As a PhD student at MPP you will be enrolled in the CBS PhD School

The department’s PhD students are enrolled in CBS’ PhD school. The objective of the school is to create an active national and international high-quality research environment as a framework for the development of all PhD students as researchers at CBS. This framework should help CBS PhD students to create new knowledge in their respective field of research and to succeed after graduation either in a professional academic research career or in a professional career outside of academia, meaning in private firms or public institutions, where their sophisticated research skills are in high demand.

To achieve this objective, CBS PhD school places large emphasis on

  • ensuring an adequate and relevant choice of state-of-the-art PhD courses in all research fields represented and research methods applied at CBS,
  • ensuring a high academic level of the PhD programmes through continuous quality assurance and development of existing PhD courses,
  • supporting the development of new courses,
  • developing and assuring the quality of PhD supervision,
  • supporting the enrolled PhD students in presenting their projects at international conferences, in publishing their research and in their studies abroad,
  • attracting leading international researchers  to the activities of the PhD schools, as teachers in PhD courses, as discussants in work-in-progress seminars, as supervisors and as members in PhD thesis assessment committees,
  • establishing institutionalized cooperative agreements with international researchers and research environments,
  • and establishing and maintaining a forum for the development of ideas and best practices for the supportive PhD activities in the different departments of CBS.

MPP is committed to fostering PhD students with the curiosity, imagination and skills needed to bring the condition of ‘being in business’ into questionability by understanding business in its political, cultural , ecological and technological settings. MPP regards the PhD community as a significant, perhaps even grounding, space for research and research-based teaching. It is with the PhD students that the academic community renewsitself, and through which scholarly activity can inspire new generations of students, and can connect to other knowledge producing practices through the use of placements or having PhD’s pursue non-academic careers. PhD’s are vital to discovering and disseminating new debates, taking these on, and weaving them into the existing research and teaching of the Department. It is with the PhD students that established methods, habits and world views might be challenged, and their advocates forced to think more critically about their continued relevance, both within and beyond academia.

The MPP PhD line is part of an interdisciplinary course cluster named “Management, Organization & Society” (MOS) that are offered for the moment jointly by the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, the Department of Organization, the Department of International Economics, Government, and Business, and the Department of Management, Society and Communication.


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The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy // 03/10/2021