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FAI3027 Research and Theories in Business Administration 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAI3027 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course are divided into the five major strands of research within business administration; accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, organization and strategic management. In each subfield the most important theories will be presented and analyzed

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participant should be able to show a good understanding of theories from different subfields of business administration. Furthermore, participants should be able to analyze and compare different theories. Finally, participants should be able to present orally and in writing their analysis of the different theories, and how they relate to their own research.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is open for doctoral students within business administration or an adjacent subject.

Recommended prerequisites

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For each subfield the most important works have been chosen to represent that particular subfield. The course literature therefore comprises of 7-8 papers from international journals. A complete literature list will be presented at the start of the course and in the course PM.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in assignments, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Business and Financial Systems