PhD in Management

In 2014/15, the 26th year of our PhD programme, we welcomed our first cohort of accounting students. Also, entrepreneurship has changed from a sub-specialisation to a stand-alone area of specialisation to create clearer professional identities for our graduates.

Our students, in collaboration with their faculty mentors, published eight papers in leading research journals. Also this year, for the first time, INSEAD hosted the PhD Award Ceremony on the Singapore Campus.

Every year, based on the strength of their research, our PhD students accept academic positions at the best business schools around the world. This year was no exception, with five out of our ten graduates placed in the “Top 50 Business Schools”.

The students enjoy a stimulating interdisciplinary environment that combines academic research and teaching with real-world business impact. They also are afforded a truly global education. Their degree is available in a unique two-continent format and includes a possible exchange with Wharton School in the USA. Furthermore, the PhD student body itself is the most diverse in the world.

Even though INSEAD is a large business school, the PhD programme remains small and intimate so that the students can be closely mentored by our faculty. Prized members of the INSEAD community, these business scholars have proven to have made seminal contributions in their fields.

Currently, there are


students in the programme


who represent




of students are women.

Students graduating throwing their square acedemic (motarboards) in the air
Our PhD students go on to lead lives of intellectual leadership and influential scholarship.