Each year ERIM initiates and starts a substantial number of new and internationally oriented PhD research projects. The focus is on pioneering and innovative research in the field of Management and Business Research.
ERIM distinguishes five areas of research in management and offers fully funded PhD research projects in the following fields:
(Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management, Transportation, Inventories, Terminal Operations, Sustainability, Procurement, Public Transport, Business Networks, Information and Communication Systems and Technologies)
(Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Organisational Behaviour, Sustainability, Leadership, Teams)
(Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management and Strategy, Marketing Modelling, Consumer Neuroscience)
(Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Real Estate Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Econometrics, Financial Markets, Investments, Management Accounting, Risk Management, Banking)
(Strategy; Entrepreneurship; Strategic Renewal; Managerial roles, Top Management Teams and Leadership; Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation; Exploitation, Exploration and Ambidexterity; International Business)
For a list and detailed description of all current ERIM PhD Vacancies, please visit the ERIM website.
More information about the ERIM PhD in Management programme can be found on www.erim.eur.nl/phd.
To be considered for a PhD position in management at ERIM, you are expected to:
- hold an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, or mathematics (depending on PhD project)
- have excellent results in your first degree or graduate study
- show explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research
- have a GMAT or GRE test result that is not older than five years, and an indication of the required score is 85 per cent (required for all entering PhD students)
- have TOEFL or IELTS test results. For internet-based TOEFL test, ERIM requires a total score of at least 100 and all section scores (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) should be at least 23. A minimum score of 600 is required on paper-based TOEFL test. For IELTS, the minimum overall band score is 7.5 and all section scores (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) should be at least 6.5. The language test results should not be older than two years.
In addition to these formal requirements, candidates for the programme are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with the potential supervisors.
Conditions of employment
Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions, meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendi) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Fixed, gross monthly salaries are € 2,541 in the first year, € 2,960 in the second year, € 3,098 in the third year, and € 3,247 in the fourth year. EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.
Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a duration up to five years. The PhD position is intended to start 1 September 2023.
PhD candidates also benefit from the state-of-the-art research facilities and financial support programme (ERIM Support Programmes – ESP), which ERIM set up for a wide range of research-related activities such as conference participation, international job markets, external courses, scientific and educational literature, visits to international supervisors, and international research studies.
How to apply
All applicants are required to follow our online application process. The application deadline is 15 January 2023.
Additional information can be obtained from:
ERIM Doctoral Office
Organisation / Department
ERIM is the research institute of management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, founded by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), both of which excel in their research and teaching programmes. The level and international character of their research and teaching programmes has put both schools at the forefront of academic excellence. They offer a diversified portfolio of accredited teaching and research programmes, ranging from pre-experience MSc to postgraduate Masters and executive development, and from fundamental research to applied research and business support, which are renowned throughout the world. RSM is one of the few schools worldwide that holds a triple accreditation from the AMBAs, EQUIS and the AASCB, and is positioned among the top European business schools. The scientific staff of both schools plays a major role in the schools’ interaction with the international business community.
ERIM distinguishes itself by the high-level and international character of its research and has repeatedly been ranked among top 3 research institutes in Europe. ERIM’s key aims are top-quality academic research with impact both on academia and managerial practice, and the advancement of international academic careers and high-level support for both research and doctoral education. For more information about ERIM please visit www.erim.eur.nl.