Research course

Program in Management

IE University · IE Business School

Entry requirements

  • Online application
  • University diplomas and Official transcripts of grades
  • GRE or GMAT score (Practice makes one perfect! Try the IE GMAT Simulator and find where you stand.)
  • Proof of fluency in English: TOEFL or British Council – IELTS
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Photo and copy of passport

Months of entry


Course content

A full time program designed to educate outstanding individuals to become international scholars with a multicultural view of management.

We expect our graduates to undertake careers in academia as world-class researchers and professors. The skills that students acquire include:

  • The vision to recognize important and unexplored business issues.
  • A capacity to develop research questions.
  • The ability to use a variety of research methods to collect, analyze and present data.
  • The organization skills required to follow process of research from the conceptualization of a research question to the recommendations for the development of better management practices.
  • An ethical attitude when designing and conducting research.
  • The networking skills required to work in collaboration with the business community.
  • The writing skills required to present the new ideas and body of knowledge in a coherent way following the standards of major management journals.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PhD Department
+34 91 568 9733