• ONE of the greatest opportunities to start your academic career, to join the top-level management research community, and to show that your ideas matter.


  • TWO stages of excellent training (i.e., 2 years of coursework and 2 years fully focused on preparing the dissertation) by world-class faculty to develop the theoretical and methodological skills that will help you publish in top management journals. Be prepared to enjoy 4 years in Madrid as a full-time student!


  • THREE facts: placements in top schools in Europe and the US, publications in top journals and being consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world. IE offers you a thriving multicultural environment to enjoy every moment of your doctoral life.


Extensive resources and support

Students can apply for Scholarships that may cover tuition costs and living expenses. These scholarships are granted based on merits and they can be renewed, yearly during the four years, upon satisfactory academic performance. IE is committed to supporting students' involvement in the academic community and sponsors participation in leading and top international conferences, seminars, colloquiums, and workshops.

Flexibility in pursuing the topic of interest

Students can choose from seven academic areas and focus on their unique research agendas within their selected area. The inclusive curriculum equips students with rigorous training in subject area’s core topics and the broad scope of methods needed to conduct high-caliber research.

Committed and collaborative environment

IE is proud of having leading-edge faculty with unmatched experience across a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Academic supervisors are dedicated to helping students succeed, mentoring them one-on-one, sharing their expertise, and encouraging students' involvement in research projects from day one.

Far-reaching opportunities

IE’s proven track record highlights regular publications of faculty and Ph.D. students in top academic outlets. Our PhD graduates are placed at academically respected Institutions all over the world.