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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.
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.
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.
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.
Our PhD students and candidates
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