PhD in Accounting and Auditing – Copenhagen Business School

Deadline: 31 January, 2013
Open to: candidates with Master degree, educational background in the social sciences and good knowledge of English
Scholarship: starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro)


The largest accounting and auditing research group in Northern Europe, the Department of Accounting and Auditing at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more PhD scholarship(s).

Applications from all candidates regardless of academic background are welcome as long as the applicant can demonstrate a genuine interest in doing research within one of the three fields (1) Financial Accounting, (2) Management Accounting and (3) Auditing, which are the core research and teaching areas of the Department.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student.


  • To be considered, the candidates should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process).
  • An educational background in the social sciences is necessary.
  • The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS.
  • The applicants must be fluent in English.


A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). 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 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro)depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Language, Law, Informatics, Operations Management, Accounting and Culture.

How to apply?

The application  must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

Application form can be found here

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:
  • the completed application form,
  • copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV),
  • a list of papers and publications,
  • and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013.

The guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme can be found here

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