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Student Perspectives

Danijela Lazović, Advisor at the Central Bank of Montenegro (Department for Financial Stability, Research and Statistics), PhD student at the SEB LU.

"I chose the PhD programme at the SEB LU because of the multicultural environment and excellent professors who are highly recognised in the field. Although the programme is challenging and requires considerable work and discipline, both the professors and my PhD colleagues motivated me to give my best during my studies. The SEB LU collaborates with several other universities and institutions, and hosts many research seminars and conferences, making it a great place to start a research/academic career."


Besfort Ahmeti, Assistant at University Haxhi Zeka", Peja, Kosovo, PhD student at SEB LU

"Doing a PhD is not easy. However, what I like about the doctoral programme here at SEB LU is that it is designed to keep us going, pushing us to constantly progress and proving us with all the necessary tools along the way. The doctoral programme offers brilliant networking opportunities by having collaborations with a vast amount of renowned universities/institutions and exposing us to top-notch local and international researchers, field experts, and business professionals."


Urša Švegl,Teaching Assistant (Academic Unit for Marketing), PhD student at the SEB LU

"Disclaimer: A PhD is definitely something that pushes you out of your comfort zone!

One of the SEB LU doctoral programme’s strongest points is the broad selection of methodological courses that give students the essential knowledge and skills they require in their further research. In addition, a wide variety of courses is offered by the Doctoral Summer School, which enables students to acquire even more specific knowledge in their field. Along with that, the programme allows students to attend international conferences and summer schools all over the world. Yet, one of the biggest advantages of the SEB LU’s doctoral programme in my opinion are the international students who make the whole experience diverse and interesting. With colleagues like this, jumping out of your comfort zone becomes much easier and more fun.”


Antonio Sadarić, Research Fellow (Academic Unit for Management and Organisation), Master of Economics, Business track PhD student at the SEB LU

"My SEB LU PhD journey started with my amazement at the level of knowledge and methodological expertise shown by SEB LU professors while cooperating on a consultancy project for a large MNC. I feel the biggest misconception is that PhD studies are only for young local academics, as almost 40% of students are internationally successful senior managers. With lectures from world-renowned authors published in top scientific journals, numerous international collaboration opportunities and a supportive scientific community, you can expect nothing less than an excellent research experience at this triple-crowned business school that is ranked among the top 1% of business schools in the world."


Santiago Bonilla Cardenas, Professor, Faculty of Economics Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia, PhD student at SEB LU.

"I chose the PhD programme at SEB LU because I wanted to benefit from a truly international and multicultural learning experience, at the highest academic level. I have attended lectures and conferences by professors and researchers from all over the world, as well as interacted with colleagues from various backgrounds and nationalities, and this has allowed me to expand my vision as economist. The amazing learning experiences I have had with all the courses, conferences and workshops are the foundation upon which I will build the academic career I am pursuing, as lecturer/researcher."

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We kindly invite you to attend the information session, which will be held on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 5 pm in MBA lecture room.

Deadline for application and enrollment
Candidates must apply no later than 24 June 2019.

Additional information about the doctoral programme

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