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PhD Positions in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Fully funded PhD Positions in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

*(up to) 5-year fully-funded projects & state-of-the-art facilities*

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is a joint research institute of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Each year, ERIM initiates new and internationally oriented PhD research projects focusing on pioneering and innovative research in the fields of management and business research. For more information about ERIM please visit here.

We have opened the applications process for the Fulltime PhD programme starting in September 2024. The applications deadline is 15 January 2024.

Contribute scientifically to Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme focuses on strategic renewal and firm performance and how the drivers of both can bring about purposeful change within organisations.

The four research themes of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme are: corporate governance and competitiveness, entrepreneurship, global strategy, and new managerial roles & organisational forms. Although each draws on its own methodological traditions, faculty members necessarily apply a wide range of methods and frequently rely on meta-analysis, event history modelling, fs/QCA, and ethnographic observations.

RSM currently offers the following PhD projects within its S&E research programme:

  • PhD in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

In addition to the PhD programme in Strategy & Entrepreneurship (S&E), ERIM offers fully funded PhD research projects in: Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems (LIS), Organisation (ORG), Marketing (MKT), and Finance & Accounting (F&A). For a list and detailed description of all current ERIM PhD Vacancies, please visit the ERIM website.

PhD Online Information Sessions

Find out more about our Fulltime PhD programme at one of these two sessions:

  • 30 November from 14:00-14:45 CET. Sign up for this event.
  • 4 December from 11:00-11:45 CET. Sign up for this event.

More information about the Fulltime PhD in Management programme can be found here.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for a PhD position in management, you are expected to:

  • hold an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, or mathematics (depending on PhD project)
  • have excellent results in your first degree or graduate study
  • show explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research
  • have a GMAT or GRE test result, ideally you have GMAT/GRE scores that place you in or above the 85th percentile of the test takers. It is possible to apply without GMAT/GRE scores, but we will look for additional evidence of excellence. (The test results should not be older than five years.)
  • have TOEFL or IELTS test results. For internet-based TOEFL test, ERIM requires a total score of at least 100 and all section scores (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) should be at least 23. A minimum score of 600 is required on paper-based TOEFL test. For IELTS, the minimum overall band score is 7.5 and all section scores (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) should be at least 6.5. The language test results should not be older than two years.

In addition to these formal requirements, candidates for the programme are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with the potential supervisors.

Conditions of employment

Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions, meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendi) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a duration up to five years.

PhD candidates also benefit from the state-of-the-art research facilities and financial support programme (ERIM Support Programmes - ESP), which ERIM set up for a wide range of research-related activities such as conference participation, international job markets, external courses, scientific and educational literature, visits to international supervisors, and international research studies.

How to apply

All applicants are required to follow our online application process.

Additional information can be obtained from:

ERIM Fulltime PhD Doctoral Office

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