INSEAD is seeking 16-18 doctoral candidates in Business/Management with focus on Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, OR Technology and Operations Management.

Start of intake: September 2020
Location of studies: Singapore and Fontainebleau, France
Study form: Full-time
Length of programme: 5 years (2 years of course work, followed by dissertation phase from 3rd to 5th year)
Details of funding: Full funding for first 5 years of doctoral studies (includes: tuition fee waiver, annual stipend, research and conference budget support, and health insurance coverage); Funding applies to all admitted students
Campus exchange: Compulsory between the two campuses; and an option for campus exchange with The Wharton School (through the INSEAD-Wharton Strategic Alliance)

About INSEAD and the PhD Programme:

INSEAD Business School is one of the world’s leading and largest business schools that offers participants a truly global educational experience, with campuses in Asia (Singapore), Europe (France), and Middle East (Abu Dhabi).

The INSEAD PhD Programme is looking for candidates who are passionate about management research, whose objective is to pursue an exciting career as a business professor. The programme is designed to train and prepare students to become management professors and secure top academic placements worldwide.

Fully integrated across INSEAD’s two campuses, Singapore and France, students interact with faculty experts and peers on both, conduct world-class research in INSEAD’s state-of-the-art behavioural lab in Paris, and secure top academic placements worldwide upon graduation.

The programme is highly interdisciplinary across eight areas offered. Its intimate size ensures critical faculty mentorship and research support.  Unlike many other programmes, the INSEAD PhD seeks to admit research partners for its faculty, not research assistants. 

As many leading universities seek to internationalise both curriculum and faculty, having the INSEAD PhD gives students a tremendous edge with its global format over most management schools, with our graduates securing top placements in leading business schools and academic institutions worldwide.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

About INSEAD: www.insead.edu

Experience the PhD: www.insead.edu/phd | https://phdbrochure.insead.edu

How to apply:

Application is electronic. All documents are uploaded as e-files (PDFs). 
More details can be found on www.insead.edu/phd/admissions and https://apply.insead.edu  

Applicants can apply to two areas of specialisation. They need to accomplish the application and pay the fees twice.

For more application instructions, click here

Dates and deadlines for September 2020 intake

Application start date: Early Fall of 2019
Closing Date: Early January 2020
Application fee: €50 per application

Contact: Ann Marie Julaton-Scurr, Recruitment and Admissions Manager, PhD Programme @ Ann.JULATON@insead.edu www.insead.edu/phd/ | www.twitter.com/INSEADPhDTeam | www.facebook.com/groups/INSEADPhD

Entry Requirements

If you have a proven academic record, irrespective of subject background and level of research experience, strong faculty recommendations, the potential to engage in high quality research, and a clear motivation to become a scholar in the field of business, you are poised to apply to the programme.

Minimum admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A recent GMAT or GRE score (no more than 5 years old)
  • A TOEFL score (no more than 2 years old) if English is not your native language. TOEFL can be automatically waived if any of your degrees was exclusively taught in English
  • Academic transcripts and certificates (if not in English, an official English translation is required)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty or someone who can attest to your potential as a researcher
  • Statement of purpose (1,500 words essay)

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

Early January 2020

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