Apply to our PhD program

emlyon business school

If you hold a master or bachelor degree, show evidence of strong intellectual ability, and a sincere commitment to and interest in academic work, then we'd like to hear from you!

Our selection is based on academic records, GMAT and TOEFL scores, academic letters of reference, and a research proposal. We charge no application fee.

If you are talented, curious and persistent, join us for an exciting and rewarding journey! The yearly deadline for applications is April 30th for admission in early September. Admission decisions are sent early to mid-June.

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Joonas Rokka - Director of the PhD program

emlyon business school's PhD in Management is a fully funded program that prepares students to produce world-class research, meets the highest international standards and is delivered entirely in English.

Students of the PhD program at emlyon business school

emlyon business school and its Faculty

The doctoral program at emlyon aims to train students to become independent researchers who produce world-class research. Students in the PhD program work closely with emlyon's internationally renowned faculty who conduct cutting-edge research and publish in the top academic journals in the fields of organization theory, strategy and entrepreneurship.

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Catherine PERRIER

Deadline for applications
April 30th

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The aim of emlyon’s PhD program

The ambition of the PhD Program is to develop scholars whose research has implications beyond the academy, informing public policy, managerial practice, and societal debate. This aligns with the school's aim to develop our students into “early Makers” – researchers who contribute knowledge and practices that help to address important real-world problems. Our mission as a school is to do more than just train scholars rather we aim to transform.

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Our PhD alumni & their dissertations

Discover our PhD Alumni dissertations. Our Alumni are employed in institutions across the globe.

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Our PhD students and candidates

Meet our PhD students, and candidates. Our PhDs come from all over the world to engage into cutting-edge research.

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Tuition and fees

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Key indicators*

  • Success rate: 100%
  • Satisfaction rate: 89%

*2022 Figures