A Bachelor’s degree (in the US) or the completion of the first year of a Master (in Europe) or an equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission. A completed Master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a Master’s degree in such fields as management, finance, economics, engineering, psychology, statistics or other related fields. Superior academic performance is expected. 

European students with a Master’s in Research are also welcome to apply. Successful applicants would gain exemption from certain lectures and, depending on their background, would follow a sequence of lectures covering approximately one year instead of two.

Each application will be carefully studied by the professors in the field of specialization, and by the Doctoral Programme Council composed of professors from all fields.

The academic year starts in early September.

Application checklist


Research proposal

A research proposal is a personal statement explaining your choice of pursuing a PhD in management. Indeed the Doctoral Programme is interested in your motivations for pursuing doctoral studies in Toulouse as well as your ambitions and more importantly your research interests. What topic, question, or field would you like to research for your Master’s thesis?

Please write in English: maximum 6 pages, single line spacing, font size 12.


You have to submit a copy of your transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses. Superior academic performance is expected. 

Applicants with foreign qualifications in a language other than English or French must also include a professional translation of degrees and transcripts into English or French.

English language proficiency test score report

Since the programme is 100% in English, adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. All students whose native language is not English, or who have not previously completed a university degree in English,  must provide a TOEFL or IELTS test certificate (dated within the last 2 years).

The committee prefers scores of at least 85 on the TOEFL test, equivalent to a CEFR B2 level.

Reference letters (optional)

You must provide the names and contact details of two referees in your application. In addition, you also have the option to upload reference letters, if there is an important testimonial that you wish to share with the admission team. Please ensure that the letter includes the full name and contact details of the referee.

EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview

Pre-recorded individual interviews via EasyRecrue are mandatory to assess your motivation and engagement and to check your English level.

All of the interview questions are given in English: Please answer all questions in English.

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