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HEC Paris PhD in Management

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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About HEC Paris

HEC Paris School of Management is a world leading Business School, recognized for the quality of its programs, the excellence of its faculty and research, and its close relationship with the corporate world.


Every leading business school or university recruits its professors on the basis of their promise to carry out groundbreaking research and to publish in the leading research journals. The HEC Paris Ph.D. Program prepares for this challenge.


Coming from all continents, they represent a perfect balance of gender, occupational background and disciplinary training: Over 70 Students; 75% International; 22 Nationalities; Average age: 29; 40% Women; Median GMAT: 700.

 The 4-5 Year 100% English taught fulltime PhD Program offers a large choice of speciailzations:

  • Accounting & Management Control
  • Economics and Decision Sciences
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Management and Human Resources
  • Strategy Business Policy 

Every PhD student benefits from: 

  • Intensive course training during the first two years
  • Close supervision by international, research-driven, young and renowned faculty from over 30 countries
  • Full involvement in the research ethos of HEC Paris


  • A cost-of-living scholarship of 20,000€/year, guaranteed for 4 years for all admitted students
  • Scholarship opportunities for the 5th year
  • Full tuition waiver for all admitted students
  • Funding for research visits, conferences and for job placement events
  • RA/TA opportunities 

 Who can apply and how to apply:

HEC Paris seeks outstanding students with clear ambition to become top researchers. Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent in any field and be fully proficient in English.

What you need to submit:

  • Complete online application
  • Personal statement
  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable)
  • 2  online recommendations
  • Transcripts, personal information, ...

When to apply:

Applications calendar for the 2019 entry.  

Round 1 

Round 2
Opening of the system: January 10, 2019   
Deadline : April 24, 2019

Start your application here

HEC PhD alumni:

Today, more than 250 Alumni hold academic positions in top institutions worldwide such as:
Harvard Business School - McGill University - UPENN - Michigan University - MIT Sloan School of Business - Princeton University – UCLA - University of South Carolina - University of Western Ontario – EGADE - Fundação Getulio Vargas - Bocconi - Cambridge Judge Business School – CNRS Paris School of Economics - INSEAD - London Business School - London School of Economics - Tilburg University - University of Oxford - CEIBS University – China University of Hong Kong - University of Auckland, Singapore Management University…. 

HEC has been a nurturing environment that provided rigorous training and at the same time ensured me the freedom to develop my own original ideas.” Pier Vittorio Mannucci, HEC Paris Ph.D. 2016, Management & Human Resources, London Business School (UK)

At HEC, I benefited from a demanding training as well as constructive interactions with highly qualified faculty who played a central role in my development as a scholar.” Anne Jacqueminet - PhD 2016, Strategy and Business Policy, Bocconi University (Italy)

Faculty members are at the forefront of research in their field, and always willing to generously share their time with PhD students. HEC Paris is also very supportive in getting students to present their work, in internal brown bag seminars and in international conferences."
Adrien Matray - HEC Paris PhD 2014, Finance, Princeton University (USA)

 “HEC provides students with plenty of research resources and opportunities to present their projects at top-level conferences and join job market events. All of those are crucial for a PhD student to succeed. “ Yin Wang, HEC Ph.D. 2018, Accounting & Management Control, Singapore Management University.


Funding Notes

Every admitted candidate benefits automatically from the funding program without any nationality restriction.

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