Doctoral Positions in Management in various areas of specialisation, with five-year funding for all admitted PhD candidates.

  • DeadlineDeadline: 7 January 2025 - 23.59 CET
  • Europe, Rest of WorldEurope, Rest of World


Doctoral Positions in Management in various areas of specialisation, with five-year funding for all admitted PhD candidates.

INSEAD, one of the world's leading and most diverse business schools, is renowned for its commitment to producing leaders who positively impact society. With campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, INSEAD offers its students an unparalleled global experience and a rigorous academic environment through its graduate and executive education programmes.

The PhD in Management, INSEAD’s premier doctoral programme, is looking for 16-18 candidates for the mid-August 2025 intake. We invite those who are passionate about research and motivated to pursue a successful career in business academia as a management professor. The programme offers specialisations in Accounting and Control, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, and Technology and Operations Management. Each area provides an exciting and rigorous environment for students to receive intensive research training and conduct high-quality research.

Applicants, regardless of their background, are welcome. While research experience is beneficial, it is not a prerequisite. We invite those driven by a single goal: to embark on an exciting career in business academia and make significant contributions to new knowledge through their research. The application process is straightforward, and we encourage all interested candidates to apply. More details at and

Key Responsibilities:

·         Conduct original and high-quality research in their chosen area.

·         Collaborate with faculty members on research projects.

·         Contribute to the academic community through publications and presentations at conferences.

·         Take up courses and training to enhance research and teaching skills.

·         Assist in teaching activities, including tutorials and workshops.


·         Competitive stipend and funding for research-related expenses. *

·         Dual-campus structure – study in Singapore or France, with a mandatory campus exchange between the two locations.

·         Benefit from the strategic alliances with Wharton School in the US and Sorbonne Université in Paris, France.

·         Access to INSEAD's global network and resources.

·         Opportunities for professional development and mentorship.

·         Exposure to a vibrant and diverse academic community.

·         Secure competitive academic positions globally after the programme.

Entry Requirements


·         A minimum undergraduate degree (3-year bachelor’s is accepted), even outside of business, as long as there is an interest in leveraging prior background to the chosen field of specialisation. A master's degree is preferable but not a pre-requisite.

·         Strong academic record and analytical skills.

·         Good written and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a research-oriented environment.

·         Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing an academic career in their chosen area.


Scholarship and Funding

Regardless of nationality and background, all admitted students receive funding for the first five years* of the programme. We renew this generous benefit annually based on the applicant’s satisfactory progress.

How To Apply

Application Process

Prospects must prepare the following for their portfolio:

·         Duly accomplished online application at

·         Curriculum vitae (CV), including educational and professional background.

·         Statement of Purpose (SOP) outlining research interests, goals, and reasons for applying to INSEAD, possibly detailing future collaborations with INSEAD faculty. We do not require applicants to select an advisor and submit a formal research proposal in the application. Applicants finalise their advisor and submit the detailed proposal only in year 3.

·         Academic transcripts from relevant institutions (officially translated to English, if in a foreign language).

·         Three letters of recommendation, preferably with at least one letter from an academic referee; industry recommendations are also accepted.

·         A valid GMAT or GRE score (less than five years old; classic and new editions accepted).

·         The TOEFL test is required from applicants whose native language is not English. We will waive the TOEFL if one of your degrees is taught exclusively in English.

·         50 € application fee per application submitted.

·         A recorded interview will follow once the online application is submitted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a live interview from the end of February to March.

Dates and deadlines:

Online applications open in the first week of September 2024

Preferred deadline: 15 December 2024

Last day of application: 07 January 2025, 23:59 CET

Recorded Interview deadline: 18 January 2025, 23:55 CET

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants


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