PhD Programme (Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration)

Admission level

From Master's degree




Full Time





  • For further information about the Phd Programme

    Please contact Ralf Barkemeyer, Phd Programme Director

    Send an email

Academic excellence

From the very beginning, PhD students become part of a research-focused centre, where they have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty members. Since KEDGE Business School is organised over several campuses, candidates once accepted will be located on the campus of their supervisor/supervisory team. Students are expected to be on campus on a regular basis.

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional information from the Heads of the Research Centres :



Johannes Kraak, Associate Professor, Head of the Sustainability Research Centre

International Business

Dorra Yahiaoui, Professor and Head of the International Business Research Centre

Supply Chain

Frédéric Babonneau, Professor and Head of CESIT, Supply Chain Research Centre


Frédéric Prévot, Professor and Head of the Marketing & New Consumption Research Centre

Food, Wine & Hospitality

Olivier Gergaud, Professor - Food, Wine & Hospitality Research Centre



Our faculty members enjoy a high level of academic success. The quality of our scholarly work is highlighted by our triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA). However, we do not rest on our laurels but continue to prepare for new challenges. This quest for innovation permeates our research as much as our other business school activities.

Faculty aim at the highest standards of academic excellence and have published in top-tier journals such as:

  • Academy of Management Review,
  • Organization Studies,
  • Journal of World Business,
  • Business Ethics Quarterly,
  • Journal of Business Ethics

Professorial Supervisors

The programme gives preference to applicants who submit research proposals that fit the research interests of the individual Research Centres. Applicants are therefore advised to familiarize themselves with the work that has been going on in the research-focussed Research Centres at KEDGE Business School:

  • Sustainability
  • Marketing & New Consumption
  • Supply Chain
  • Food, Wine and Hospitality Management
  • International Business