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PhD in Management

PhD in Management

Message from the Academic Director

Roderick SWAAB
Roderick SWAAB

Academic Director, PhD Programme
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Your Passport to a Prestigious Academic Career

The INSEAD PhD Programme is designed to amplify your talents by offering the best training, experience and advice to set the foundations for a successful career in business academia. Our curriculum gives you the depth and breadth needed to develop rigorous and relevant research in a truly unique, diverse and global environment. As a doctoral student at INSEAD, you will have the opportunity to start collaborations with globally renowned faculty and thought leaders from our campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi as well as from our alliance partners - The Wharton School, Sorbonne University and Tsinghua University. INSEAD’s faculty are deeply committed to your well-being, training and development to help you become an outstanding scholar in your field and place you among the best academic departments worldwide. Our programme provides a generous fellowship that offers health insurance coverage for you and your family and the necessary...

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Roderick SWAAB

Academic Director, PhD Programme
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Why an INSEAD PhD?

The Transformation of Your Career Path Starts From Here

The only two-continent programme
The INSEAD PhD in Management is the only such programme to run across two equal status campuses on two continents in...Read more
The most culturally diverse in the world
Sometimes it feels more like studying on five continents, as the student body is the most international in the world. A...Read more
…and yet the most intimate
INSEAD may be one of the largest and most prestigious postgraduate business schools in the world, but the PhD Programme...Read more
Close relationships with world experts
Perhaps most important of all, the relationships with our faculty are close too. INSEAD professors are the world experts...Read more
A stimulating interdisciplinary environment
INSEAD is also unusual in taking an interdisciplinary approach. Professors and PhD students do not simply work across...Read more
Full financial support
As well as moral and intellectual support, INSEAD offers generous funding. Almost all PhD students benefit from our...Read more
Outstanding career potential
Given all these INSEAD differences, it is hardly surprising that our graduates go on to obtain academic positions at the...Read more

Areas of Specialisation

Our eight choices of specialisation cover the whole breadth of business – and the entire business school curriculum. During the first two years of the programme, there are core courses common to all areas, giving you...

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Experience the INSEAD PhD

When you join the INSEAD PhD in Management, you become part of an extraordinary global community. Explore the programme through the experiences of our students, alumni and faculty experts.


PhD Alumni Worldwide


PhD Students




Faculty members across Campuses