• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Do you want to deepen your understanding of how management is practised? Are you willing to inspire new thinking through teaching and research? and have an impact on management policies? The Toulouse School of Management (TSM) doctoral programme, entirely dedicated to Management Science, will open a career for you as a researcher either in academia or in the private sector.
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The TSM doctoral programme is one of the three doctoral programmes in Management in France. It unites the three research laboratories in Management of Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrénées area (in Occitanie): TSM Research, Laboratoire Gouvernance et Contrôle Organisationnel (LGCo) and TBS Research Centre.

This programme, deliberately kept small, will offer you a super-high quality environment and the opportunity to work closely with faculty staff to conduct independent research in one of the following areas of specialization:

  • Accounting, Auditing and Management Control

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

  • Marketing

  • Strategy and International Management

With 61% international students from 31 different countries, the programme has an international scope and is fully taught in English. 

Graduates of the Management doctoral programme at Toulouse School of Management (TSM) pursue careers in leading universities and business schools, policy-oriented institutions and private firms. 90% work in academia.

Key facts:

To follow international best practices, research at Toulouse School of Management begins in the second year of the Master, the completion of which will award you a Master of Science. During two years, you will be mainly trained in four essential areas:

  • research tools and methodology
  • in-depth study of your research field
  • skills to conduct independent research leading to high-level publications
  • career development

The following years of the doctoral programme are dedicated to original research and the writing of a PhD dissertation.


The TSM Doctoral Programme is an EPAS-accredited programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Two application rounds: 

    • round 1: from December 7, 2020 to January 8, 2021.
    • round 2: from February 22 to March 26, 2021.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course outcomes:

  • Students who successfully complete the first year of the programme are awarded a Master of Science and may choose to end their formal training. 
  • The goal of this one-year programme is to provide students with the quantitative, analytical and theoretical tools for a successful academic or industry-oriented career. Therefore the students’ research programme and dissertation phase begins in March of this first year.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (in the US), the completion of the first year of a Master (in Europe) or an equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission. 
  • A completed Master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a Master’s degree in such fields as Management, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, Statistics or other related fields. Superior academic performance is expected. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 380 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Toulouse

  • 799 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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