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If you’re an experienced business executive wanting to shape and inspire future leaders, or an innovative teacher or researcher seeking to leave a mark on your field of study, our PhD is for you.


Deepen your understanding of how management is practiced and interpreted in different organizations, sectors and cultures. Refine your teaching and research skills to inspire new thinking in your area of expertise. Learn from faculty members who’ve earned worldwide acclaim for their applied research. And take advantage of flexible learning to keep working while you study.


Our PhD provides the platform for you to give back to the business community. It equips you for careers of engaged instruction and opens you up to opportunities for original research.

The student view

Studying at ISM is a great way to learn, see the world, and expand your international network.

I've been able to study with 18 different nationalities in a group of 20 students. The diversity of opinions and perspectives is truly remarkable.

If you want international exposure and practical learning, and you don't want to interrupt your work while you study, then ISM is the place to be.

The flexibility that ISM offers is truly unparalleled. The ability to seamlessly transition between regular lectures and distance-based e-learning is yet another advantage.

Key Facts


Paris, with course blocks available in New York, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi and Cape Town. E-learning courses are an alternative way to study, with the option to take instead of, or alongside our three-day intensive courses in Paris and around the world.

Flexible e-learning options available. Read more


  • Self-paced
  • Typically completed in 4-5 years
  • Maximum duration: 7 years

Candidate profile

  • Completion of a master’s-level program
  • Average of 10 years’ senior management experience
  • Strong written and spoken English

  • Don’t meet these requirements? Contact our Admissions Team to discuss your options.

Degree tracks

  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Learning & Development 
  • Strategic Technology Management

Our Accreditation

  • ATHEA Accreditation

Our Recognition

  • US State Authority to
    Confer Diplomas
  • Status with the French
    Ministry of Education
  • Établissement d'enseignement
    supérieur privé technique

Our Membership