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PhD Program

A very inspiring seminar in Strategy! Activities (e.g., article reviews, article development workshop, learning diary) as well as meaningful group discussions enabled me to advance my thesis project and to reflect on my future research career.

HEC PhD Block Seminar, Mathilde Guilhon, PhD ESCP Business School


PhD candidate, ESCP Business School

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PhD Program

At HEC Paris, PhD students are encouraged to delve into unknown territories of their research discipline, strive for cutting-edge research, and achieve excellence through their intellectual inquiries.

Reza Alibakhshi, HEC PhD, ISOM

Reza Alibakhshi

PhD student, Information Systems

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PhD Program

The PhD program recruits small cohorts of students each year, which encourages emulation, moral support and friendship. We also collaborate hand-in-hand with faculty members who gradually consider us as peers. 


Arnaud Cudennec, HEC PhD 2020, Strategy and Business Policy

Arnaud Cudennec

Strategy and Business Policy, 2020, Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytec University

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PhD Program

HEC Paris provided me with an environment that was equally academically rigorous and welcoming. I really feel like this experience pushed my PhD into high gear.

PhD Erica Pimentel IRP

Erica Pimentel

Visiting PhD student - Concordia University - Accounting

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PhD Program

My name is Anicet Fangwa, I am 27 years old and I’m from Cameroon. I was born, grew up in and carried out the first part of my studies in Douala, the economic capital of my country. I arrived in France to do preparatory classes at the Sainte-Marie...

Anicet Fangwa - PhD Student, HEC Paris

Anicet Fangwa

PhD Program

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PhD Program

As a job market candidate, I benefited from the PhD seminar series where I was given the opportunity to practice my job talk in front of PhD students and faculty. The feedback that I received has been invaluable, preparing me thoroughly to face the...

PhD - image - Poonacha Medappa

Poonacha Medappa

PhD ISOM, 2019, Assistant professor, Tilburg University

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PhD Program

Learning from the leading management scholars and from fellow PhD students, you are encouraged to pursue challenging intellectual goals and embark on an exciting research journey.

Daria Morozova, HEC PhD MHR

Daria Morozova

PhD Student, Management and Human Resources

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PhD Program

Other than the presence of extremely qualified and supportive faculty, one of the things I appreciated the most here was that, through seminars and research camps organized by the department, I got constant exposure to main topics and researchers in...

PhD - image - Ana Scekic

Ana Scekic

Marketing, 2020, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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PhD Program

I strongly believe that the research done early in my PhD, encouraged by the program, has helped me gain the most out of the PhD and laid a strong foundation for my future research career. 

PhD alumni 2020 Thomas Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences

Thomas Rivera

Economics and Decision Sciences, 2020, Assistant Professor, McGill University

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