Academic excellence at the heart of ESSEC



Today’s economy requires managers who can lead their organizations in an ever changing and complex environment. With intensifying global competition, tomorrow’s leaders will have to learn how to adapt and innovate, collaborate across different cultures and industries, manage diverse teams, and shape firm’s strategic direction.


The cutting-edge research conducted by ESSEC’s Management Department aims to help current students and future managers to master the diverse knowledge and skills needed to face the problems and challenges present in modern business environment.

The department regularly organizes research seminars with the participation of guests from leading institutions worldwide.
Research seminar series program


The department offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses through diverse pedagogical tools that translate the research findings into advanced tools, frameworks, and insights to help guide managerial decision making. There are three chairs within the Department namely Armand Peugeot ChairChair of Leadership and DiversityESSEC Change Management Chair, as well as a chair being renewed Edgar Morin Chair on Complexity.

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The professors of the department are centered around four areas: strategy, organization behavior, entrepreneurship, and international management. The department faculty regularly publishes in top-tier academic and practitioner journals.

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PhD in Management

As a student of our PhD program at ESSEC, you will learn how to conduct leading-edge research and to engage in generating new knowledge necessary to help businesses to create value to businesses, shareholders, and the society as a whole.

Information and contact

Jessica Roussel, tél: + 33 (0)1 34 43 37 54

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