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

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. For candidates selected in the first round of scrutiny, individual interviews will be organized via EasyRecrue.

The academic year starts early September.

Application checklist
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • English test
  • Reference letters
Resume and essay

All applicants have to submit a detailed resume.

The Doctoral Programme is also interested in your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies. Please describe them in an essay ranging from 500-700 words. Include the major field area to which you are applying (Accounting; Finance; Human Resource Management, International Management, Management Control, Marketing or Strategy).

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A bachelor’s degree in the US, first year of a master in Europe or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission.

A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected. 

You have to submit a copy of your transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses.

English test

Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. All students whose native language is not English must also take one of the following English tests: TOEFL, Bulats or TOEIC (Speaking and Writing), unless you received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction for at least two academic years within the last five years.

Submitted scores must not be older than two years, and must be from a test taken between December 1, 2015 and March 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 enrollment. The committee prefers scores of at least 100 on the internet-based test. Applicants are strongly encouraged to choose the TOEFL internet-based test when possible.

Requirement:
  • If your doctoral programme (finance; international management) is fully taught in English: minimum score of B2.
  • If your doctoral programme (accounting; human resource management; marketing; strategy) is not fully taught in English: minimum score of B1.
Reference letters

The Doctoral Programme requires two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source). These letters should be written by professors who are in the department in which you did the major part of your study and who are well acquainted with your work. If you have had a year or more of full-time experience in research since graduation, one of the two letters may be a recommendation from a supervisor.

NOTE: if you are student at IAE Toulouse or Toulouse Business School you do not have to provide these letters.