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Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #183 (QS) ,
The Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam is focused on three themes: logistics and supply chain optimisation, operations and innovation management, and next generation information systems.

About

Aim of the programme

The aim of the Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam is to be at the forefront of developments in Logistics and Supply Chain management in interaction with business operations, information, and technology innovation, and to make a major contribution both to management science and to management practice.

Research within the LIS programme is organised into three specialist themes:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation
  • Operations and Innovation Management
  • Next Generation Information Systems

Conditions of employment

In the Netherlands, appointed PhD candidates are considered employees of the university and therefore no tuition fee is charged. This also means that our PhD vacancies are fully-funded and salaried positions. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO).

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility and offers a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, maternal/paternal leave, holiday allowance, end of year bonus etc. 

Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and the library. For more information about the employment conditions please visit the dedicated page on the EUR-website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    40 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Topics in the Philosophy of Science
  • Empirical Research Methodology and Measurement
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Micro Economics
  • Scientific Integrity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • A GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years and an indication of the required score is 85%.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

To be considered for a PhD position in Management at ERIM, you are expected to:

  • hold an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, or mathematics (depending on PhD project)
  • have excellent results in your first degree or graduate study
  • show explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research
  • A GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years and an indication of the required score is 85%.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references and interviews.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • In the Netherlands, appointed PhD candidates are considered employees of the university and therefore no tuition fee is charged.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Most of ERIM's PhD positions are directly financed by internal funding from Erasmus University Rotterdam. However, it is also possible to pursue a PhD at ERIM by obtaining external funding such as a personal grant, a company financed project or a special (personal) scholarship fund.
  • In all cases, whether internally or externally financed, applicants must always meet ERIM's admission requirements in order to enter the ERIM doctoral programme (without any exceptions). Please note that ERIM's admission requirements may differ from those of grant providers and other external project financers, thus securing an external grant does not automatically imply an acceptance to ERIM's Doctoral Programme.

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