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PhD in Management, Economics and Finance at HEC Paris

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

Profile Description

The HEC Paris PhD in management is your gateway to a career in research and academia. Our program will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a particular field of management research, solid training in research methods, as well as hands-on experience in collecting and analyzing data, writing and presenting papers, academic networking, and publishing research. By joining our PhD Program, you do not only benefit from academic and financial support, you also join our vibrant community of top facultyresearchers who are dedicated to pushing the frontier of knowledge through our think-teach-act approach. 

The HEC Paris PhD Program awards the national degree «Doctorat ès-sciences de gestion» accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Every HEC PhD Student benefit from:

  • A five-year program fully taught in English with intensive training in research domains and methods, as well as professional development courses
  • Choice of seven specializations 
    - Accounting and Management Control
    - Economics and Decision Sciences  
    - Finance
    - Management and Human Resouces 
    - Marketing
    - Information Systems and Operations Management
    - Strategy and  Business Policy
  • Close mentoring by research-driven HEC Paris Faculty
  • Full involvement in HEC Paris' research ecosystem (seminars, workshops, conferences)
  • Access to HEC Paris corporate network for data collection opportunities
  • Research visit opportunities in the world's best business schools and research institutes with additional financial support
  • Financial support for conference presentations in the leading academic conferences
  • Living stipend funded by the HEC Foundation of 20.000€/year for up to 5 year
  • 100% tuition waiver for up to 5 years
  • Extra income opportunities through research or teaching assistantships
  • Special additional Fellowships in Strategy and Business Policy and Economics and Decision Sciences. Read more here.

Who we look for:
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. French language is not required.

Online application process:

  • Provide all required documents (CV, diplomas, grade transcripts, etc.)
  • Personal statement
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Two academic recommendation letters

Application Calendar:

Round 1
Opening of the system: August 22, 2019
Deadline: January 9, 2020

Round 2
Opening of the system: January 9, 2020 
Deadline : April 23, 2020

Start your application here

Meet us:
We organise information event regularly. Check here

Coming from all continents, our 67 PhD Research Fellows represent a perfect balance of gender (42% women), nationalities (82% international) occupational background, and disciplinary training.

Job placements:
Today, our alumni hold academic positions in top institutions worldwide including Bocconi, Cambridge Judge Business School, CEIBS, Columbia University, EGADE, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Harvard Business School, HKUST Business School, IESE Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, London School of Economics, McGill University-Desautels, MIT Sloan School of Business, Oxford University-Saïd, Paris School of Economics, Princeton University, Singapore Management University, The Warton School, Tilburg University, University of Michigan-Ross, University of Auckland. See more here.

HEC Paris:
Founded in 1881, HEC Paris consistently ranks among the top research institutions in business, specialized in education and research in management. See recent rankings here.



Funding Notes

Every admitted candidate benefits automatically from the funding program (renewable annually depending on academic performance) without any restriction of area and nationality. The funding program includes a 100% tuition waiver, generous cost of living stipend, additional financial support for conference presentations, research visit, etc. No mandatory TA/RA, but assistantships are available for additional income.
Special additional Fellowships in Strategy and Business Policy and Economics and Decision Sciences (see above)

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