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Doctor of Philosophy

ISM - International School of Management

60 months
18345 USD/year
18345 USD/year
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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.

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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.


All ISM programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). 

Programme Structure

During the program, each candidate must:

  • Accumulate a total of 68 credits
  • Complete 18 multidisciplinary business course credits
  • Complete 8 research methods course credits
  • Validate the teaching requirement: conception and execution of one university-level course
  • Complete Capstone Case Analysis
  • Successfully complete a doctoral dissertation under the close supervision of an assigned adviser


The ISM PhD is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators, or innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines.


All our professors are active in the business world and are recognized leaders in their fields. They bring a balance of current academic theory and practical experience, and their high professional standards challenge and inspire you to achieve excellence. Our small class sizes allow you to form close working relationships with both our faculty and your fellow candidates.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines




68 alternative credits


On Campus, Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    18345 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 91728 USD for the full programme during 60 months.
  • National

    18345 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 91728 USD for the full programme during 60 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 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.

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