• ONE of the greatest opportunities to enhance your professional expertise with academic rigor,This blended part time program is aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a master’s degree, and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings
  • TWO stages of excellent training (i.e., 2 years of coursework and 2 years for preparing the dissertation) by world-class faculty to develop the theoretical and methodological skills for conducting cutting-edge research on pressing business challenges.
  • THREE crowns (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS) and consistent rankings among the top business schools in the world substantiate IE’s international recognition. A thriving multicultural environment helps you enjoy every moment of your doctoral life at IE.


Expertise across a wide range of disciplines

Applicants can choose from eight academic areas and focus on individualized research agendas that are directly relevant for their businesses.

Rigorous training

The inclusive curriculum provides students with the state-of-the-art methodologies needed to become intellectual leaders.

Committed and collaborative environment

IE is proud of having leading-edge international faculty with unmatched experience across a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. You will partner with respected academic supervisors, who will mentor, inspire, and help you find your path in academia.

Involvement in recognizable and high-impact research

IE’s proven track record highlights regular publications of faculty and doctoral students in top academic outlets. Students regularly present their research at the leading international conferences, as IE is dedicated to support students in reaching to wider audiences and disseminating transformative ideas that advance business practice.