Make your academic mark on international business

ERIM’s full-time doctoral programme – the Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management – is focused on developing and nurturing international academic talent. It enables promising students to develop into ‘thought leaders’ and become top researchers at the world’s best universities and business schools. Depending on the PhD project, generous funding can be generated for four or five years; further extensions are possible.

Bringing out the best in you

The Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management is a highly advanced international programme designed to train future researchers in one of five key fields of management:

The challenging, cutting-edge Erasmus Doctoral Programme will bring out the very best in you – as a scientist, a teacher, and an influential thinker in the international arena of management research. The English-taught programme includes systematic coaching and academic and personal development from leading academics.
The advantages of carrying out doctoral research at ERIM are significant. This is an excellent place to start your academic career.

Means for achieving impact and excellence
Excellent research demands excellent support. ERIM employs a series of support and quality instruments, which together ensure a level of financial and personal support that is among the best in the world.

  • Generous employment contract through Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • A wide range of specialisation areas in management
  • Financial support for conferences, international research visits, data collection and other research
  • Personal supervision by distinguished international professors
  • Job Placement support
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Annual ERIM Summer School which offers short, specific courses to boost research skills
  • Thorough training for a successful academic career

Facts and figures

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked number 5 in Business Administration and number 7 in Management (ARWU 2018)

  • ERIM currently supports a community of around 250 senior researchers and 160 doctoral students

  • Five research programmes spanning all areas of management research

    Business Processes, Logistics & Information Systems; Organisation; Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Research Initiatives which focus on specific areas of research interest

  • Access to EUR’s state-of-the-art behavioural lab, extensive range of databases and excellent computing facilities.

  • Strong ERIM presence in top academic journals

  • More than 200 international research seminars, workshops and conferences each year

More information about the full-time PhD programme