Our PhD students first complete the Master of Research in Management, which lasts two years, or be in the possession of a postgraduate degree in research methodologies for business and management sciences. Thereafter you progress to the doctoral phase, which consists of proposing and then defending your PhD thesis. This second phase usually lasts three years.
The IESE Master of Research in Management equips you with quantitative and qualitative methodological skills to publish your research in mainstream academic journals. You will pursue a full-time, two-year program of core, advanced and specialized courses, seminars and electives.
You sit an exam in your area of specialization at the end of the second year in order to pass on to the doctoral phase.
“The Master of Research is a comprehensive process. You are exposed to academic papers, to people, to the tools that ultimately make the real difference between one researcher and another. There is a focus on you as a human being that means that you have the chance to become a great – not just a good – researcher.”
MARIE NOËLLE N’GUESSANMARIE NOËLLE N’GUESSAN
“Doing my PhD at IESE meant I could tap into the full global reach of the school, which enriched my research enormously. The school has campuses in Europe and North and South America, as well as a vast network of business and senior executives all over the world which serve as a forum for research.”
TOM VANDEBROEKTOM VANDEBROEK
At IESE we have a passion for research. We will empower you to master the craft of research and support, encourage and stretch you to become a world-class researcher.
You will be mentored and advised by IESE faculty who enjoy close ties with the world’s leading business schools. Depending on your specific case and the research interests of your faculty mentor, you may have the opportunity to explore exchange opportunities.
Past exchange experiences have included programs with top schools such as Harvard, MIT, Wharton and others.