Funded PhD Student Positions in Management and Business

Company:ICN Business School Nancy, Paris, Berlin et Nuremberg

Location:France / Nancy

Discipline:Management and Business

Employment Type:Funded PhD Student Positions



Founded in 1905, EQUIS, AMBA & AACSB accredited, ICN Business School, a French Grande Ecole in Management, is one of the leading business schools in Europe. ICN has several campuses and teaching sites, including Nancy and Paris, France, as well as Berlin, Germany. In Nancy, ICN is located on the ARTEM campus, a common campus shared between the ARTEM partner institutions, the National School of Art and Design and the National School of Engineering.

ICN Business School strives to be a reference in innovative, transdisciplinary and responsible business education in the heart of Europe. ICN prepares students and managers to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Innovation, creativity and the capacity to work beyond traditional disciplinary borders are fostered through the school’s transdisciplinary teaching and learning philosophy, and ongoing commitment to CSR. The School hosts the UNESCO Chair “Art and Science for Sustainable Development Goals” that promotes transdisciplinary research, education and training for implementing SDGs. ICN is the first French business school to embrace the RSE engagé (Committed CSR) label as it strives to improve its own CSR practices.

In line with its mission and vision, ICN Business School values openness, commitment and team spirit from faculty, staff and students. The School counts 3,000 students, a highly international faculty of more than 70 professors, more than 120 partner universities around the world and a vast corporate network.

ICN expects a commitment to high quality research, teaching and student support from its faculty. The School offers an attractive remuneration and incentive package, in line with the position and the qualifications of the successful candidate. Financial bonuses for publications in selected journals are offered.

Why join the ICN PhD programme?

  • Triple accredited school (AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS) at the heart of Europe with 3 modern campuses in Paris, Nancy and Berlin
  • Deepen your skills and expertise: work side-by-side with our internationally recognized faculty and join a community of inspiring scholars
  • Benefit from individualized mentoring and a collegial atmosphere
  • Innovative and creative thinking: discover how the ICN #ArtTechnologyManagement approach trains creativity and innovation
  • Place of excellence for research into sustainability in business and management
  • Become a leading expert in your field: advance knowledge and transform management practice

What we offer

Our PhD program is rigorous and challenging. It transforms students into responsible researchers who contribute to the development of contemporary, creative and innovative knowledge in management and business. Yet, our programme is also individualized and collegial as students develop close working relationships with their mentors from our faculty. Students will work side-byside with our international faculty and join a community of enthusiastic scholars who share a passion for research and inquiry.

Our researchers are internationally recognized experts in their field. They are academic leaders, provide innovative solutions to the corporate sector, and share their expertise and skills with our PhD students. ICN is well-known as a place of excellence for research into sustainability in business and management, corporate social responsibility and innovation. Our researchers place great emphasis on providing future leaders with the skills and tools they need to realise sustainable outcomes in all areas of business and management.

Our PhD Program will prepare researchers for a career in international universities, research-oriented entities or high tech industries. The ICN PhD encourages creativity in the topics and methodologies, and promotes transdisciplinary research.

The ICN PhD Programme is the equivalent of 3 full-time years of study and includes intensive doctoral training.

Tuition fee waiver and paid teaching / research assistant positions

Tuition fees are waived for all students whose year-to-year progress is confirmed by the Review Committee. Tuition fees are waived for a maximum of three years. In addition, a limited number of paid positions as graduate teaching assistants are available every year for suitably qualified candidates.

Entry requirements and how to apply

To be eligible for programme you need to have either

  • a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree appropriate to the programme


  • research or professional experience at the postgraduate level and published research work or written reports or be able to provide other appropriate evidence of achievement.

You will also have to prepare the following documents for your application:

  • CV
  • research proposal
  • statement of motivation for completing a PhD
  • two academic references

All documents will have to be in English.

Candidates are encouraged to find a supervisor before submitting their application by making contact with a member of faculty whom they are interested in working with.

The recruitment process for the next intake in September 2021 has begun in April. You will find all application details at

You have more questions?

Contact us at
and check out our website:

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

Previously Viewed: