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Ph.D. in Management at Tilburg University (application deadline: February 1)

  • 1.  Ph.D. in Management at Tilburg University (application deadline: February 1)

    Posted 01-24-2020 10:45

    Ph.D. in Management at Tilburg University

    The Department of Management, Tilburg University (the Netherlands) is inviting applications for Ph.D. positions in Organization & Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Information Management starting in September 2020.


    Tilburg University's Ph.D. program is among the most selective in Europe. It offers a full-fledged graduate program, comparable to those in the U.S. Coursework and dissertation together sum up to a four-year curriculum, divided into the 1-year Research Master program (mostly coursework) and the 3-year Ph.D. program (mostly dissertation work).



    Before embarking on their Ph.D., our students first enter a 2-year (students with a Bachelor diploma) or 1-year (students with a Masters diploma) Research Master program that prepares them for doing research in Management. This program offers one of the most complete sets of fundamental and advanced courses anywhere in Europe as preparation for a Ph.D., and is taught by professors who are top-notch researchers.


    Doctoral Dissertation

    Students who have successfully completed their Research Master can transfer to Ph.D. status. The dissertation phase typically takes three to four years to complete. Our students work within one of the following fields: Organization & Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Information Management.


    Financial support

    There is no tuition for the Ph.D. years. All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. program will become university employees who receive cumulatively over 3 years a gross salary of about €85,000 and, in addition, even pension rights. The starting salary is approximately €2,400 gross per month. This salary increases yearly to reach approximately €3,000 gross per month in the final year of the Ph.D. program.


    Why Tilburg University?

    According to recent rankings of publications in the best economics and business journals, Tilburg University is one of the most productive places in Europe. The Management Department is one of the top groups in Europe with several of its staff members serving on editorial boards of major journals and with a strong publication record; please consult the personal web pages of our staff members and our top publications.


    Who can apply?

    Highly motivated students with a Bachelor or Master's degree in business, economics, econometrics, statistics, operations research, engineering, psychology, sociology or a comparable qualification are encouraged to apply for this rigorous and challenging program. Prior knowledge of management research is not required but desirable.


    Apply online now for Fall 2020. Deadline: February 01, 2020.  For more information, please contact Dr. Zi-Lin HE ( for Organization & Strategy or Professor Henk Akkermans ( for Supply Chain Management and Information Management.