Your PhD at IESE
As a student in our doctoral program, you’ll explore a broad base of theoretical perspectives within an integrative, general management context. You will conduct your research leveraging IESE’s unparalleled global reach, staying close to international business organizations, communities and our world-class faculty who are at the forefront of business research and innovation.
At IESE, you’ll develop the cutting-edge research skills, the experience and the confidence to take your place among the next generation of leading business scholars, sought after by the world’s top universities and business schools.
Round 1 of applications for the September 2021 intake is now closed. Applications for the September 2022 intake will be accepted from September 2021 on. The first-round deadline will be then January 20, 2022, the second-round deadline will be April 20, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
WHY A PhD AT IESE?
Closeness to faculty
You’ll learn from some of the finest minds in business academia. In addition, our faculty have a 100% open door policy, so you can discuss your research with your professors when you need to.
Global business connections
You’ll have access to resources from around the world. IESE has campuses spanning five continents, plus a strong global network of senior executives, businesses and organizations.
Broaden your perspective
Acquire new ideas and perspectives by learning alongside students from more than 20 countries, and working with a world-class faculty comprised of over 30 nationalities.
You at the center
From the first day of your studies, you will be assigned a personal mentor – a faculty member – to help you stay focused in your research and develop as a scholar.
At IESE, we promote a view of business built on values and integrity. You’ll see the big picture in terms of how your research can have a positive impact on real people.
Best in the world
IESE consistently ranks among the very best schools across our full program portfolio in Executive Education and academic programs. We stand for excellence, rigor and relevance.
"You have the opportunity to work alongside IESE faculty, which creates a collaborative dynamic to find the really interesting angles and results."
SUSANNE KOSTERSUSANNE KOSTER