Are you curious about interesting business questions and data, and the creation of knowledge?
Would you like to captivate audiences with your innovative ideas and challenge their thinking?
Then pursue the INSEAD PhD, your passport to an exciting career in business academia.

INSEAD is not just the ‘Business School for the World’. Our increasing commitment to business, “as a force for good in the world” is reflected in the research output of our students and alumni.
Through the INSEAD PhD, you will not only hone your skills and knowledge in research, but you will lead a life of intellectual leadership and influential scholarship. We would like, then, to invite prospects like you who are passionate about creation of knowledge and disseminating this new knowledge to future management leaders to pursue an academic career, as professors in management. We strongly encourage you to explore the INSEAD PhD in Management and make the world of tomorrow better.

INSEAD PhD in Management• Study in 3 locations – France and Singapore, and an exchange in the USA with The Wharton School
• Pursue an area of specialization based on your interests, regardless of your background and level of research experience, and have the opportunity to work across all 8 areas being offered through a highly interdisciplinary doctoral degree
• Receive full scholarship for first 5 years of full-time studies – no tuition fees, generous annual stipend, research and conference budget support, and comprehensive health insurance coverage, renewable every year contingent on the student’s satisfactory progress in the programme
• Work closely with renowned experts and the best minds in management research
• Be part of a small, yet highly diverse PhD community, allowing a critical mass of interaction among students, but intimate enough that students receive considerable individual attention from faculty
• Secure top placements in leading business schools worldwide – Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Northwestern, Imperial College, LBS, HKUST, etc.

In celebration of 50 years of Women @ INSEAD , the PhD in Management is continuing its momentum of encouraging and welcoming more and more women to the programme. Since its inception almost 30 years ago, the INSEAD PhD has opened its doors to an increasing number of female students, with nearly equal numbers of women and men in recent intakes. This year is no different in our commitment: to encourage women to pursue their aspirations of becoming thought leaders with influential scholarship. There is no better time to be a part of INSEAD’s history. Pursue the INSEAD PhD.

What we are looking for?
We welcome applicants who are coming direct from undergraduate (in their senior year), new alumni or career changers. You can come from any subject area, with or without research experience, regardless of background, nationality and gender. What is central and key in your application is that your passion in research and drive to become a successful management professor in leading business schools worldwide.

Admissions requirements and dates
For minimum admissions requirements and key deadlines, please visit
Applications for September 2019 intake will start in early Fall of this year, with a preferred deadline of mid-December. Attend our recruitment events to meet with the PhD Admissions team. Click here for the schedule

Got questions?
Contact Ann Marie Julaton-Scurr, Manager, Recruitment and Admissions, PhD, email: visit or follow

Funding Notes

All admitted candidates, regardless of nationality and area of specialisation, automatically receive full funding for the first 5 years of the PhD Programme. For more details please visit our website

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