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Diversity and Excellence

INSEAD PhD students are some of the brightest and most creative, with an unparalleled dedication to becoming future scholars in business academia.

All INSEAD PhD students have a competitive educational background with an impressive range of leading schools attended, degrees obtained, and test scores achieved. In addition, our students have a proven academic record with solid GPAs from well-reputed universities. 

PhD Community

79

Students

20+

Countries

57%

Females

For the AY 2023-24, the PhD student population comprises 79 students from 21 countries, with 57% being females, making INSEAD perhaps the most international PhD Programme in the world, with an increasing number of women joining a doctoral programme. In addition, our students have a high level of written and oral English fluency, though few can count it as their native language. Our programme's diversity provides our students unparalleled opportunities for learning and growth, both as future academics and individuals.

We accept a wide range of scores in our applications for the GMAT or GRE test, and we do not have a cut-off score or preference. Thus, we encourage all interested prospects to submit their application, regardless of the standardised test score. 

There is no age limit when accepting applicants and candidates to the programme. Moreover, there is a broad range within the classes, ranging from experienced professionals to recent graduates in undergraduate or master's, with some or little formal research experience.

INSEAD PhD students have the unique intellect, creativity, motivation and drive needed to master research as a craft and a shared goal to become the next generation of thought leaders and professors in top educational institutions worldwide.

Student Average

720

Average GMAT Total Score

167

Average GRE Quants Score

29

Average Age

50%

Women of our incoming cohort

Our students come from all academic backgrounds, not just business. Entrants range from fresh university graduates with only a bachelor's or a master's with little industry experience to professionals with several years of industry work. The average age of incoming students over the last three years is 29, though there is a broad range within the classes.  

Although we do not have any cut-off score for the GMAT or GRE, we usually receive applications with at least 700 GMAT total scores or 165 and above for the GRE quantitative scores. 

Our students have high written and oral English fluency, even though several can count it as their native language. 

We are also proud to mention that an increasing number of women are applying and joining the programme, averaging between 50 - 60% over the last three years.

INSEAD PhD students have the unique combination of intellect, creativity, motivation, and drive needed to master research as a craft, coupled with a shared goal to become the next generation of thought leaders and professors in leading academic institutions worldwide.

PhD Students Breakdown

At INSEAD's PhD Programme, students join a vibrant and diverse global community. With over 20 nationalities...

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79

PhD Students

20+

Nationalities

Americas

Canada, Costa Rica, USA, USA/Israel

6

Students

4

Nationalities

Asia Pacific

Australia, China, India, S. Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam

57

Students

7

Nationalities

Europe

Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary-UK, Israel-Belgium, Macedonia, Netherlands, Spain, Russian Federation, UK, UK-Germany, 

15

Students

12

Nationalities
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Americas

6

Students

4

Nationalities
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Asia Pacific

57

Students

7

Nationalities
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Europe

15

Students

12

Nationalities
gender equality

An increasing number of female students are joining the PhD programme, with nearly equal numbers of women and men in recent intakes. 

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Student Profiles

On the Job Market 2024/25

INSEAD and the PhD Programme are thrilled to congratulate our graduating class of 2023/24 on their remarkable achievement of securing positions at some of the world's most prestigious business schools.

This outstanding accomplishment is a testament to the exceptional training and research experience they received during their PhD journey, which propelled them to secure these positions. Moreover, these showcase the calibre of research produced by our graduates.

Our graduates will join esteemed faculties at institutions like the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, the National University of Singapore Business School, Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NEOMA Business School.

This impressive placement record is a testament to the rigour of the INSEAD PhD Programme and the exceptional talent it cultivates. We are proud to see our graduates shaping the future of business education and research.

Below is the list of graduating students who will be on the job market for 2024/25.

Accounting

Decision Sciences

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Marketing

Organisational Behaviour

Strategy

Technology and Operations Management

Alumni Placement

A formidable placement record. Unparalleled career trajectory.

INSEAD's PhD in Management boasts a remarkable placement record spanning almost 35 years. Our graduates are...

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270

Alumni Worldwide

45

Nationalities

Americas

Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, U. of California Berkeley, Michigan Ross, Emory, NYE Stern, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, Boston, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Emory, McGill, etc.

85+

Alumni

25+

Nationalities

Asia Pacific

HKUST, CEIBS, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, National Taiwan University, ISB, IIMB (Bangalore), Seoul National University, Keio, Kobe, Yonsei, U. of Technology, Sydney, UNSW, etc. 

65+

Alumni

15+

Nationalities

Europe

London Business School, London School of Economics, Oxford University, Imperial College of London, HEC, ESSEC (France), IE Madrid, IESE, Rotterdam, Copenhagen Business School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Tilburg, Koc Universitesi, etc. 

100+

Alumni

25+

Nationalities
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Americas

85+

Alumni

25+

Nationalities
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Asia Pacific

65+

Alumni

15+

Nationalities
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Europe

100+

Alumni

25+

Nationalities

List of Alumni

Asia

Arzi Adbi (India, STR)
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (2020).

Kazuhiro Asakawa (Japan, OB)
Professor (2004) and Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management (2014), Graduate School of Business and Administration, Keio University; Associate Professor of Management (1997) and Assistant Professor of Management (1995), Graduate School of Business and Administration, Keio University.

Buket Avci (Turkey, TOM)
Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (2013).

Jonghoon Bae (Korea, OB)
Associate Professor of Organisation Theory, School of Business, Seoul National University (2009); Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business, Korea University (2006); Assistant Professor of Organisation and Strategy, School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (2004).

Saugata Banerjee (India, FIN)
Founder & CEO, Mindspecs (2013); CEO, Value Analytics Pvt Ltd (2012); Executive Director, Ushacomm Pvt Ltd (2005); Consultant, Monitor Company (1999); Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Koc University(1995).

Onur Boyabatli (Turkey, TOM)
Associate Professor of Operations Management (2015), Assistant Professor of Operations Management (2007), Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.

Bingfeng Cen (China, FIN)
Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2020). 

Kim Claes (Belgium, OB)
Assistant Professor (Dept of Management), Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University (2015).

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Europe

Sam Aflaki (Iran, DSC)
Associate Professor (2017) and Assistant Professor (2011) of Operations Management and Information Technology, HEC Paris; Visiting Faculty, European School of Management and Technology (2014).

Yeonsin Ahn (S. Korea, EFE)
Assistant Professor, HEC (2022).

Atalay Atasu (Turkey, TOM)
Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD (2019-present); Associate Professor of Operations Management, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology (2013); Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology (2007).

Nicolo Bertani (Italy, DSC)
Assistant Professor, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (2021).

Philippe Blaettchen (Germany, TOM)
Assistant Professor, City, University of London (2021).

Paula Cocoma (Colombia, FIN)
Assistant Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (2021).

Afonso Almeida Costa (Portugal, STR)
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Nova School of Business and Economics (2016).

Luis Almeida Costa (Portugal, STR)
Professor of Strategy (2018) and Associate Professor of Strategy (1994), Nova School of Business and Economics; Visiting Professor of Strategy, INSEAD (2014).

João Amaro De Matos (Portugal, FIN)
Associate Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Director of PhD Programme (2005), and Agregação (2003), Nova School of Business and Economics; Assistant Professor of Finance (1994), Nova School of Business and Economics.

Quentin Andre (France, MKT)
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rotterdam School of Management: Erasmus University (2018).

Sumitro Banerjee (India, MKT)
Associate Professor and Ferrero Chair in International Marketing, European School of Management and Technology (2012); and Assistant Professor in Marketing (2004), European School of Management and Technology; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2004).

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Americas

Simona Abis (Italy/Brazil, FIN)
Assistant Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School, Columbia University (2017); Assistant Professor, Finance division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado (2023).

Dinara Akchurina (Russia, MKT)
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2020).

Hajo Adam (Germany, OB)
Assistant Professor, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University (2012); Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow of Management and Organisations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2010).

Anupam Agrawal (India, TOM)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2008).

Karja Aral (Turkey, TOM)
Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2014).

Ekaterina Astashkina (Russia, TOM)
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2019).

Julie Battilana (France, OB)
Professor of Business Administration, Academic Co-Chair of Social Innovation, and Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation (2016); Associate Professor (2011) and Assistant Professor (2006) of Business Administration, Organisational Behaviour unit, Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

Elena Belavina (Russia, TOM)
Associate Professor of Service Operations, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University (2018); Jane and Basil Vasilou Scholar (2015) and Neuber Family Faculty Fellow (2013), Assistant Professor of Operations Management (2014), Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Neil Brisley (Great Britain/France, FIN)
Associate Professor of Finance and Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo (2009); Assistant Professor of Finance, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (2002).

Bart J. J. A. M. Bronnenberg (The Netherlands, MKT)
Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (2018); Professor and CentER Research Fellow, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (2007); Full Professor (2006), Associate Professor (2002), and Assistant Professor (1999) of Marketing, Anderson School of Management, UCLA; Assistant Professor of Marketing, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin (1994).

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Middle East & Pacific

Oleg Chuprinin (Ukraine, FIN)
Assistant Professor of Finance, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales (2012).

Evrim Gunes (Turkey, POM)
Associate Professor (present), Assistant Professor (2004) of Operations Management, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koc University.

Ayse Kocabiyicoglu (Turkey, DSC)
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration, Bilkent University (2005).

Valeria Noguti (Brazil, DSC)
Assistant Professor of Marketing (Lecturer) and Associate Member of Centre of the Study of Choice, University of Technology Sydney Business School (2006).

Deniz Ozdemir (Turkey, POM)
Professor in International Logistics Management Dept (2011), Associate Professor in International Logistics Management Dept (2013-2014), Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering (2011-2013), Yasar University; Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering (June-December 2010); Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering (2010-2011), Toros University; Visiting Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering (2005-2006), Assistant (Research) Professor in Systems Engineering (2006-2008); Associate (Research) Professor in Systems Engineering (2008-2010), Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon; Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (2004-2005).

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270

PhD Alumni Worldwide

79

PhD Students

20+

PhD Students' Nationalities

160+

Faculty Members Across Campuses