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Stories of PhD (21)

Gianluca, Italy

Ph.D student in Accounting
“Through the Ph.D program I gained valuable knowledge and experience that I will bring with me for the rest of my career.”
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Laura, Spain

PHD student in the Entrepreneurship department
"The IE PHD program provides me excellent tools to develop a fascinating academic career and make unique contributions in an international and challenging atmosphere."
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Imge, Turkey

PhD candidate in Management
“Getting rigorous training in research, working with and being mentored by world-renowned scholars at IE enable us to produce impactful research, and grow and flourish intellectually. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the PhD program and the academic community at IE.”
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Jeanne, France

PhD student in the Entrepreneurship department
“The PhD program of IE has completely changed the way I think and reflect on the issues I’m passionate about. It has equipped me with the tools and frameworks I need to properly develop my reflections and express my ideas in a way that is both rigorous and constructive for the academic community and the practitioners in my field of research.”
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Siyao, China

PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
"The experience in IE has made me realize the importance of two things: passion and self-compassion."
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Shike, China

PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
"I enjoy my life at IE Business School and it is an extraordinary place for me to learn and to pursue my academic career."
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Melis, Turkey

PhD student in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
"IE has allowed me to explore my interests; and develop a solid grounding on how to research."
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Prana, India

PhD candidate in the Operations department
"The PhD program at IE has been a fantastic opportunity to meet kind, smart and resilient individuals, some of whom have become close friends and mentors. I believe a doctoral degree in management should be concomitant with learning to manage the self."
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Zhaoyi, China

PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
"The doctoral program at IE Business School is challenging and stimulating. I really appreciate the supportive and inclusive atmosphere at IE and the opportunity to advance my research skills."
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Ivana, Serbia

PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
"The cultural diversity of the IE community is truly impressive, and it provides all of us with wonderful opportunities to learn from others and their unique perspectives. This coupled with the passion and support of IE faculty and staff makes for an invaluable experience for each of us to carve out our own unique contributions as academics."
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Sumit, India

PhD candidate in Marketing
"The “P” of Ph.D. stands for perseverance – to continually strive for knowledge, never give-up, and take each day as a new beginning."
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Xiaozhou, China

PhD candidate in Marketing
"The PhD program at IE Business School not only provides me with a solid foundation for conducting behavioral research, it also gives me a new perspective to see the world around me."
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Quang Duc, Vietnam

PhD student in Marketing
"At IE, I learn to develop my thinking and implementation of research in ways I couldn’t have imagined before."
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Rajdeep, India

PhD student in Finance
"The IE PhD program has been instrumental in providing me different perspectives to understand the social issues the world is facing and the tools to tackle such matters both qualitatively and empirically. Understanding the different perspectives of these current and future social concerns has helped me to become a better individual and has increased my passion for meaningful and impactful research to tackle such issues."
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Antoaneta, Bulgaria

PhD candidate in Operations and Technology Management
"The PhD program has taught me to welcome and embrace challenges because the only way to grow as a person and as a professional is to outgrow our limits and fears and to never stop learning."
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Bengü, Turkey

Ph.D. candidate in the Operations Management department
“All models are wrong, but some are useful. The distinctive research culture of the Ph.D. program at IE has equipped me with the necessary skills to create useful models."
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Luigi, Brazil/Italy

PhD student in Operations Management
“Our challenge is not only to create knowledge through top-quality research but to bridge the gap between academia and practice, so we can help transform the world.”
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Reeju, India

PhD student specializing in Operations Management
"IE’s Ph.D. program equips you with the tools and techniques required to persist and grow in the world of academia. The diversity among students and faculty adds to the learning experience, and being in the IE campus - a place that’s always bustling with people - is just the cherry on the pie!"
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Chandrika, India

PhD student in Strategic Management
"At IE, we are driven by a sense of community which is a must in science and research as we strive to take our small steps with the possibility of a giant leap for humanity."
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Harsh, India

Ph.D. candidate in Strategy
"Harsh Dod is a trained researcher and statistician. He loves to take business challenges and generate interesting and innovative ideas."
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Sonali, India

Ph.D. student in the Strategy Department
“Ph.D. at IE makes you challenge thoughts and stretch possibilities!”
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