Ph.D. On Campus


Erasmus University Rotterdam

60 months
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The Organisation research programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to develop and test fundamental theory in applied organisational research. It covers issues from the micro to the macro level of analysis.


About the PhD Positions (Job Description)

The Organisation research programme at Erasmus University Rotterdamhas two “centres of gravity” that provide focus and visibility to the programme’s research efforts: Organisational Behaviour, and Value-Based Organising. Both centres have a distinct focus, but also actively search for overlapping and interdisciplinary areas of research.

Key facts

Exploring issues from the micro to the macro level of analysis, the focus of ERIM’s internationally recognised Organisation programme is on the development and testing of fundamental theory in the area of applied organisational research.

Taking the perspective that people shape the internal organisation of companies, help define the relationships organisations have with their stakeholders and society at large, and are crucial to successful, ethical, and sustainable organisational performance, these aspects are at the very heart of the Organisation programme’s activities, which takes a behavioural approach towards most research questions.

Programme Structure

ERIM currently offers the following PhD projects within its ORG research programme:

  • PhD in Organization Theory
  • Open PhD project in Value Based Organizing: Acting on unprecedented change
  • UNICA. Building a Unified theory for the development and resilience of Institutions for Collective Action for Europe in the past millennium (2 PhD positions)
  • PhD in Pathways towards resilient social enterprises
  • PhD in Organizational Behaviour / Human Resource Management
  • Cooperatives: Governance, Sustainability, Identity and Online Platforms
  • Managing the relationships with and among stakeholders for the good of society

For a list and detailed description of all current ERIM PhD Vacancies, please visit the ERIM website

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

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
  • have a GMAT or GRE test result that is not older than five years, and an indication of the required score is 85 per cent (required for all entering PhD students
  • have TOEFL or IELTS test results. For TOEFL we require a score of at least 100 on the internet-based test and 600 on the paper-based test. For IELTS there is a minimum score requirement of 7.5. The language test results should not be older than two years.

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Appointed PhD candidates are considered employees of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). 

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
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