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

Admission & Funding for the KEDGE PhD Programme

KEDGE Business School has filled ten PhD positions for the September 2023 entry, in fields of research that are closely related to its research centres :

How to apply

The submission deadline for applications is Friday, 01 March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, which can be via an electronic platform like MS Teams, with faculty members of KEDGE.

1.   Please complete the online application form, available on our website

2.   Please submit the following documents to the following designated e-mail address:

a.    Statement of purpose (Cover letter)

b.   Curriculum Vitae

c.    Proposal of a potential thesis topic (please click here to download our pdf general guidance document on how to produce a research proposal)

d.   Grade reports of your MA and BA degrees

e.    A pdf copy of your MA thesis or other research-oriented output (e.g. BA thesis, seminar papers, etc.). This work must be single-authored.

f.     At least one reference letter

Only applications received by e-mail before the deadline will be considered.

In the header of your e-mail, please clearly state your surname and the Centre of Excellence you are applying for, such as: "PhD Application, Smith, Marketing".

If you wish to be considered for two Centres, please send two e-mails.




  • Our PhD positions are fully funded for a period of up to 4 years.
  • Appointed PhD candidates are employees of KEDGE Business School and will receive a salary of approx. EUR 1900 per month gross, including health care benefits.
  • Following the 3-paper model, a PhD thesis at KEDGE consists of three related academic papers, which are ultimately submitted to high-quality academic journals.
  • The PhD programme offers extensive training in research methods; students are also encouraged to regularly attend research seminars.
  • Our PhD students furthermore are expected to teach on undergraduate and masters’ courses, which are normally undertaken in English. Training in pedagogy is also available. Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a duration of up to four years.
  • The PhD positions are intended to start 1 September 2024.

KEDGE Business School seeks to fill PhD positions.

Job Description

§  Approximately 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies,

§  Approximately 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to providing teaching and research support.


  • Master’s degree expected; in very exceptional cases can alternative experience be considered (e.g. research-related work experience),
  • Proofs of Fluency in English,
  • A passion for research,
  • Ability to work independently,
  • An interest in the topics on which research is being undertaken by KEDGE’s research centres.

Successful candidates usually receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in return for engaging in teaching.

KEDGE Business School is a vibrant business school with four campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon), two in China (Shanghai and Suzhou) and two in Africa (Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire). KEDGE Business School offers an international environment, which includes 14,800 students (25% foreign students), 196 full-time faculty members (45% of whom are international) and close to 300 international academic partners. Ranked 29th amongst European Business Schools and 18th worldwide for the Executive MBA by the Financial Times, KEDGE Business School is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited and a member of the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles.