• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Deepen your understanding of how management is practiced and interpreted in different organizations, sectors and cultures with the Doctor of Philosophy programme at ISM - International School of Management. Refine your teaching and research skills to inspire new thinking in your area of expertise. Learn from faculty members who’ve earned worldwide acclaim for their applied research.


The Doctor of Philosophy programme at ISM - International School of Management provides the platform for you to give back to the business community. It equips you for careers of engaged instruction and opens you up to opportunities for original research.

Study for your PhD anywhere in the world, at any time, with our flexible online courses. Choose an e-learning option if you can’t make it to Paris that month, or simply like the look of a subject.

Locations - Paris, with two-week programs available in New York, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi and Cape Town. E-learning courses are an alternative way to study, with the option to take instead of, or alongside our three-day intensive courses in Paris.

PhD graduates should be able to:

  • Make significant intellectual contributions to the body of knowledge in their chosen fields and provide innovative solutions to the day-to-day problems faced in their professional careers.
  • Apply relevant theoretical knowledge to contemporary business problems.
  • Explain and apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods frequently used in business research to solve current business management problems.
  • Critically evaluate business research studies in order to assess their quality and applicability in improving the effective handling of business management problems.
  • Acquire and use knowledge of behavioral, policy and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of their own organizations.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate internal and external environmental influences on organizations in order to develop strategic plans for the management of change and the development of their organizations.
  • Demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills relevant to business.
  • Link their educational experience directly to their own workplace experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      • Typically completed in 4-5 years
      • Maximum duration: 7 years
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
  • Credits
    68 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

During the program, each candidate must:

  • Validate the teaching requirement: conception and execution of one university-level course
  • Complete Case Study Analyses I & II
  • Successfully complete a doctoral dissertation under the close supervision of an assigned adviser

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    General Requirements

    • Completion of a master’s-level program
    • Strong written and spoken English

    Work Experience

    • Average of 10 years’ senior management experience

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18348 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 91728 USD for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
    • National

      18348 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 91728 USD for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Paris

    • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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


    We aim to attract the brightest business minds to our degree programs, regardless of background or financial situation. To do this, we offer a range of need-based and merit-based scholarships of varying types and amounts.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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