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PhD in Business Administration

On the Sophia Antipolis, Paris and Lille campuses

The PhD in Business Administration at SKEMA is a selective, four-year, full-time programme with three specialisations:
The programme is designed to provide doctoral students with a solid education in areas needed to carry out cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research. All the courses and seminars are held in English. Successful graduates will receive a PhD degree from SKEMA Business School and either a French state doctoral degree from the Université​ Côte d'Azur's (UniCA) Ecole Doctorale DESPEG (for the students in the Finance & Accounting and Management specialisations) or a Belgian state doctoral degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (for the students in the AI in Operations Management specialisation).

Our faculty members are top-notch scholars of the international research community and regularly publish in top-tier academic journals. Our seminar programme is very rich and enables students to meet other top researchers from around the world. This lively research environment prepares students for the academic job market by providing them the skills necessary to teach in top business schools and publish in leading academic journals. 

The programme selects highly qualified applicants with strong research potential. Candidates should hold a master's degree (or be close to completion). All candidates are supported by a combination of scholarships and appointments as research assistants. The financial support is sufficient to cover living expenses. Tuition fees are waived. SKEMA also provides financial support for conferences and visiting stays at other research institutions.

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