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:
Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems Organisation (Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management, Transportation, Inventories, Terminal Operations, Sustainability, Procurement, Public Transport, Business Networks, Information and Communication Systems and Technologies)
Organisation (Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Organisational Behaviour, Sustainability, Leadership, Teams)
Marketing (Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management and Strategy, Marketing Modelling, Consumer Neuroscience)
Finance & Accounting (Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Real Estate Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Econometrics, Financial Markets, Investments, Management Accounting, Risk Management, Banking)
Strategy & Entrepreneurship (Strategy; Entrepreneurship; Strategic Renewal; Managerial roles, Top Management Teams and Leadership; Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation; Exploitation, Exploration and Ambidexterity; International Business)
The Finance and Accounting programme aims to enhance understanding of the financial decision-making of firms, managers and market participants, as well as the functioning of financial markets and intermediaries.
The programme strives for high-quality scientific contributions in all major areas of finance and accounting, and to disseminate its knowledge locally and internationally. The three broad themes of the Finance and Accounting programme are: asset pricing, corporate finance and accounting.
To be considered for a PhD position in Management at ERIM, candidates are expected to have:
MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on PhD project)
Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study.
Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research.
A GMAT or GRE test is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years and an indication of the required score is 85%.
TOEFL or IELTS test results; ERIM requires a TOEFL score of at least 100 on the internet based test and 600 on the paper based test. For IELTS there is a minimum score of 7.5. 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 interview(s) with the potential supervisor(s)
Conditions of employment
Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions, meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendus) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Starting monthly salary is € 2222 in year 1, € 2588 in year 2, € 2709 in year 3, and € 2840 in the final year (all mentioned figures are gross and fixed amounts). Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a duration of 4 years (or 3 years in case the candidate possesses a relevant research master’s degree) and with a possibility of an additional extension in case of excellent performance. Preferred starting date of the PhD appointment is 1st September 2018.
Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility and offers a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, maternal/paternal leave, holiday allowance, end year bonus etc. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library.
Furthermore, 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 like conference participation and visit, international job market visit, external courses, scientific and educational literature, working visit to international supervisor, international research study/visit, etc.
ERIM currently offers following PhD projects within its F&A research programme:
- Banking and financial intermediation
- Corporate Acquisition Behaviour
- Doctoral Research in Corporate Finance
- PhD in Financial Markets and Investment Strategies
- Research in financial reporting and valuation
- Research in Accounting
For a list and detailed description of all current ERIM PhD Vacancies, please visit ERIM website.
More information about the ERIM PhD in Management programme can be found on www.erim.eur.nl/phd.
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 high level and international character of its research and has repeatedly been ranked among top 3 management 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 .
How to apply
All applicants are required to follow our online application process. The application deadline is 15 January 2018.
Additional information can be obtained from:
ERIM Doctoral Office
Tel: +31 (0) 10 408 2382