Editorial

Fany DECLERCK

Professor of finance

TSM Doctoral Programme Director
Toulouse School of Management

We welcome you as a student and junior colleague

Thank you for your interest in the TSM Doctoral Programme and we hope that you will join us. A Ph.D experience will mark your private and professional life. A Ph.D dissertation is not an easy challenge but it is an enjoyable and rewarding journey.

The TSM Doctoral Programme aims at training Ph.D students to conduct independent research. To do so the doctoral programme provides a robust pedagogical curriculum to deepen the research topic-related knowledge, master research methods with scholarly integrity and prepare doctoral candidates for their future career.

This training immerses Ph.D candidates in all aspects of academic life. They contribute to it original research, they make presentations at academic conferences, they organise seminars, and teach at undergraduate and occasionally postgraduate level. They contribute to management and academic decisions. 

Ph.D candidates are full members of their research centres and departments with which they are associated. Our Doctoral Programme is one of only three French doctoral schools entirely dedicated to Management Science, and unites the three research laboratories in management in Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrénées area:

Excellence in research is demonstrated by the CNRS accreditation: TSM Research is one of the 4 laboratories in management science accredited by the CNRS along with HEC, Ecole Polytechique and Université Paris Dauphine. As a consequence TSM Doctoral Programme faculty members who participate in the programmes are active researchers who regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at academic and professional conferences. Among the articles published by faculty members from 2015 to 2018 in ranked journals of management and economics, more than 100 each year, almost half were written with an international co-author. This research community allows us to create an international collaborative working environment within a research-oriented university.

We deliberately keep the doctoral programme small to allow you to benefit from this super-high quality environment and work closely with your supervisor and develop interaction, not only with your supervisors but also with other faculty, who will be happy to act as sounding boards. 

Through our programme we are training the next generation of successful highly skilled researchers in academia, policy institutions, research organizations and private companies. All our Ph.Ds have one thing in common: they all have a job. Nearly 90% of our PhD graduates continue with a career in higher education, working either as faculty in public universities or private business schools. Outside of academia, the ability for our graduates to develop, broaden and hone their ideas lead them to obtain positions of responsability in large French and European companies.

A Ph.D experience is also a cross-cultural journey: half of our PhD candidates come from various countries all over the globe, with different research interests and backgrounds. Therefore we are looking for talented applicants who are enthusiastic about research and genuinely intellectually curious. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to take a closer look at our Doctoral Programme, and we look forward to receiving your application. All applicants are considered for merit-based fellowships. Full funding ensures you can devote your energies to scholarship rather than worrying about tuition costs and living expenses.

Best wishes for successful doctoral studies!

Fields of expertise

Our researchers are expert in: Accounting and management control, Aeronautical and space management, Behavioral sciences, Big data & AI, Corporate governance, Corporate Social Responsability, Entrepreneurship and development strategy, Ethical leadership and decision making, FinTech, Human resource management & OB, Innovation management, Justice & social responsibility, Market and corporate finance, Marketing of the arts and culture, Marketing and e-marketing, Risk management, Strategy.