Applications can be submitted throughout the year but applicants must secure the support of a supervisor prior to submitting their application file. Applicants must have an MSc degree in management or a closely related discipline. Candidates admitted to the program will start their Ph.D. studies at the earliest possible semester following their application. The detailed application procedure can be found here

The regulations of the Doctoral School and the PhD in Management, including details on the selection process can be found here


The application file is composed of the following documents. Incomplete files will not be considered.

  • a CV (in English)

  • a statement of purpose (in English)

  • a research proposal (in English)
    Guidelines for the research proposal

  • Bachelor and Master transcript of grades (scanned and translated if the originals are not in English or French)

  • at least one letter of reference (from referees with institutional email addresses only)


GRE and English tests are not required but English proficiency is necessary to succeed in the program. Having basic knowledge of French is also useful for a smoother acculturation in Lausanne.


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