Admission requirements

Candidates for admission to the PhD Program in Entrepreneurship and Management (iDEM) should hold the Master’s Degree in Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB) program. This is an official one-year full-time research master’s program. The MAREB offers high-quality training in academic and professional research, providing analytical and quantitative tools to address today’s economic challenges. More information can be found on the MAREB website.

After completing the MAREB program with good academic results, students can apply to the iDEM program if they have the agreement of a faculty member of the program to be their supervisor. The expected duration of the PhD program is three years.

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 MAREB master's degree iDEM PhD (1st year) iDEM PhD (2nd year) iDEM thesis defense

Only in very exceptional cases the iDEM program might accept students who have a research-oriented master’s degree with similar contents to those of MAREB (for example, MBAs are not considered research-oriented masters) and the iDEM academic committee considers that they meet the requirements for being admitted. If you find this to be your case, you can apply online to the iDEM program > see how to apply?

Selection criteria:

The contents and grades of the previous degrees (bachelor’s and master’s), preferably a bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, or related fields, plus a research-oriented master's degree (generally the MAREB master's degree).

  • The contents and grades of the previous degrees (bachelor’s and master’s), preferably a bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, or related fields, plus a research-oriented master's degree (generally the MAREB master's degree).
  • Research project linked to one of the IDEM lines of research
  • Research experience (publications, projects, scholarships, etc.)
  • Level of English
  • Recommendation letters

 

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