PhD in Business Administration

Description

PhD in Business Administration

Three specializations: Finance & Accounting; Management; AI in Operations Management

Several Ph.D. Scholarships Available

SKEMA Business School welcomes applications to its Ph.D. program. The PhD in Business Administration at SKEMA is a selective, four-year, full-time program with three specializations: (1) Finance & Accounting, (2) Management, and (3) AI in Operations Management.
The program 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 Ph.D. degree from SKEMA Business School and either a French state doctoral degree from the Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) (for the students in the Finance & Accounting and Management specializations) or a Belgian state doctoral degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (for the students in the AI in Operations Management specialization). The Management track includes the following research areas: Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Organization, Sustainability, and AI for business.
Our faculty members are top-notch scholars of the international research community and publish regularly in top-tier academic journals. Our seminar program 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 with skills necessary to teach in top business schools and publish in leading academic journals.
The program 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.
Since SKEMA is a multi-campus business school, accepted candidates will be located on the campus of their supervisor. This program cannot be done on a part-time basis, that is, students are expected to be on the campus on a regular basis. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.skema.edu/programmes/phd-in-business-administration/phd-in-business-administration-overview.
DATA ACCESS
Our researchers have access to a wide range of databases, including WRDS (CRSP, Compustat, WorldScope, ISS, IBES, etc...), DealScan, SDC, Datastream, IODS and Bankscope. 
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
Our faculty members have published in top-tier journals such as: Econometrica; Quarterly Journal of Economics; American Economic Review; Journal of Political Economy; Economic Journal; European Economic Review; Journal of Economic Theory; The RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economics and Statistics; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; American Economic Journal: Economic Policy; Organization Science; Strategic Management Journal; Journal of Business Venturing; Research Policy; Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Business Ethics; MIS Quarterly; Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Review of Financial Studies; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Review of Finance; Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Programming, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Science.
ABOUT SKEMA
With 9,000 students of 120 nationalities and 51,000 alumni in 145 countries, SKEMA Business School is a global school that trains and educates the talents that 21st-century business requires through its research, its 50 teaching programs, and its international multi-site structure. The school currently has campuses in France (Lille, Sophia Antipolis, Paris), China (Suzhou and Nanjing), the United States (Raleigh), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), and South Africa (Stellenbosch). The school is also developing a research laboratory on Artificial Intelligence in Montreal (Canada), one of the world's major AI hubs. SKEMA’s Faculty comprises more than 170 Professors, organized by Academy – Globalisation, Innovation, Transformation and Digitalisation – and Research Centers. SKEMA is multi-accredited - Equis, AACSB and EFMD Accredited EMBA. Its programs are recognized in France (Visa, Master Degree, RNCP, CGE label), the United States (licensing), Brazil (certificação), and China.
For further information: https://www.skema.edu/
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
There is one intake per year in September. For the Finance & Accounting and Management tracks, the main recruitment session is in February (application deadline is the end of January 2024). The other session is in May (application deadline is the end of April 2024). The application forms can be downloaded at https://www.skema.edu/Documents/phd-business-administration/application-form-phd-business-administration.pdf. Please send the application package by email to admissions-phd@skema.edu. Applications for the AI in Operations Management track will be open in early 2024. Candidates must apply to both SKEMA and KU Leuven PhD programs, and instructions will be available on our website and advertised in the social media (LinkedIn and Twitter/X).