Research, the Essence of the PhD Program
7 Areas of Specialization
The Accounting and Management Control specialization is designed to provide a thorough understanding of current accounting theory, practice and research...
The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics.
The Finance specialization trains world-class researchers in financial economics. Rooted in the philosophy that scholarship in finance requires solid foundations in economics, students are trained with a dual goal of being well-grounded in economics and finance.
The ISOM specialization explores cutting edge operational and technological issues related to societies, organizations and individuals.
The Management and Human Resources specialization offers training in Organizational Behavior and Theory. PhD students are also active in research questions about organizations and career.
The Marketing specialization of the HEC Paris PhD program prepares students for an academic career at top research institutions. The faculty are dedicated to developing these outstanding scholars through the combination of rigorous coursework and hands-on research experience from day 1.
The Strategy and Business Policy specialization addresses why and how firms garner and sustain a competitive advantage, and how they can benefit from adapting to and leading societal and technological change.
Our students and alumni are regularly awarded for their research. The following selection of awards represents a selection of the scope and strength of doctoral research at HEC Paris over the last 4 years.