Funded PhD positions at ESSEC Business School

The Information Systems (IS) group at ESSEC Business School invites

applications for ESSEC’s PhD program. ESSEC offers PhD scholarships

covering tuition fees and generous stipends (23,000 euros/year) for

talented students of various backgrounds and from around the world, on the

basis of research potential and academic achievement.

Faculty in ESSEC’s IS group (with nine full-time faculty) conduct research

on a variety of topics, including digital business, IS design,

implementation, and use, data governance and analytics, and IS theory and

research methods. In the most recent research ranking of the Association

for Information Systems, ESSEC ranks 3rd in Europe/Africa/Middle East in

terms of publications in the three leading IS journals—MIS Quarterly,

Information Systems Research, and Journal of Management Information

Systems—in the period from 2014 to 2018.

ESSEC is a leading global business school (ranked 3rd for its Master in

Management Program by the Financial Times) whose triple location (France,

Singapore, and Morocco) and international network of outstanding partner

institutions offer ample opportunities to engage in exchanges with the

larger academic community. Our location in the suburbs of Paris provides

easy access to one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

For more information about ESSEC’s PhD Program and to apply online, please


For more information, please contact Thomas Kude ( or Lina

Prevost (

Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2020 (first admission

round) or May 15, 2020 (second admission round).

Thank you for forwarding this announcement to prospective students.


Dr. Julien Malaurent

Associate Professor

Department of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics

ESSEC Business School

Cergy-Pontoise, France