Ph.D. On Campus


Erasmus University Rotterdam

48 months
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The challenging, cutting-edge Erasmus Doctoral Management programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam will bring out the very best in you – as a scientist, a teacher, and an influential thinker in the international arena of management research.


The English-taught Management programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam includes systematic coaching and academic and personal development from leading academics. The advantages of carrying out doctoral research at ERIM are significant. This is an excellent place to start your academic career.

Means for achieving impact and excellence

Excellent research demands excellent support. ERIM employs a series of support and quality instruments, which together ensure a level of financial and personal support that is among the best in the world.

  • Generous employment contract through Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • A wide range of specialisation areas in management
  • Financial support for conferences, international research visits, data collection and other research
  • Personal supervision by distinguished international professors
  • Job Placement support
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Annual ERIM Summer School which offers short, specific courses to boost research skills
  • Thorough training for a successful academic career

Programme Structure

Specializations included:

  • Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems
  • Organisation
  • Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on the PhD project)
  • Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study.
  • Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research
  • A GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations)
  • ERIM requires that applicants whose native language is not English have to submit scores of the TOEFL/IELTS test.
  •  CVs, academic references, and interview(s) with the potential supervisor(s)

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
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