Applications are open to join the Doctoral programme in September 2017 at Imperial College Business School, a top 10 global university*. All students on our Doctoral programme will receive fully-funded studentships. Find out how to apply.
Our Doctoral programme
Our full-time, five year programme offers an inspirational learning experience that equips you with the skills to become a world-leading expert in your chosen subject. Our programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year when you complete a Master's in Research, with the freedom to explore your chosen area of research over the course of a further four years.
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Our research culture
Our aim is to drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology.
At Imperial College Business School, our research meets the highest standards of academic excellence and rigour, yet produces knowledge that is relevant for practice.
We are looking for excellent candidates with strong and innovative research proposals to begin their doctoral studies in the areas of:
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Management (including research expertise in Economics, Health Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Strategy and Organisational Behaviour)
Our doctoral students have the opportunity to collaborate with multi-disciplinary research centres and institutes that work in partnership with leading academics and industry partners. These include:
•Data Science Institute
•Imperial Business Analytics with KPMG
•Grantham Institute for Climate Change
•Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
•Centre for Global Finance and Technology
The Doctoral programme at Imperial College Business School is a rigorous and intensive programme for students with excellent academic backgrounds.
Admission to the Doctoral Programme is extremely competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application.
Application requirements include:
• Complete degree transcripts
• GMAT/GRE results
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of purpose
• English language test results (if applicable)
• Two academic references
We look for evidence of strong and consistent academic performance and expect applicants to have high grades at undergraduate and Master's level, including a strong dissertation. From graduates of UK institutions, this would normally equate to a combination of at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master's degree awarded with Merit or Distinction.
*Ranked 8th in the world, THE World University Rankings 2016-17. The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading' and ‘internationally excellent' research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).'
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 57.95
Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)Click here to see the results for all UK universities