Doctorants TSM-R


Key Facts

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TSM Doctoral Programme is a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment where you can embark on a journey of discovery and contribute to the world of management research. Our programme, known for its academic rigour and, offers a diverse range of opportunities involving coursework, research seminars, conferences, and opportunities to publish your work, all of which will help you in developing a unique academic identity. We offer a dynamic and inclusive environment that nurtures your intellectual curiosity. Our accomplished faculty are here to guide you through your doctoral research, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen field. TSM Doctoral Programme also encourages a worldwide outlook, offering chances for collaboration with selected and motivated peers from all around the around the world. TSM Doctoral Programme is your path to shaping the future of management through impactful research.

Audrey Rouziès, directrice de l'Ecole Doctorale.

The TSM Doctoral Programme overview

A boutique programme

A boutique programme, focusing on small cohorts, close collaboration between students and faculty, and offering high quality courses and administration. This intensive programme is designed for individuals interested in conducting independent research, and our goal is to prepare students in the best possible way for their future roles in academia or in policy institutions, research organizations and private companies.

An international and inclusive environment

100% taught in English, and provides an international and inclusive environment to foster research expertise. Instruction is conducted on-site at our campus located in the center of Toulouse. While full-time presence in Toulouse is not necessary during all stages of the programme, PhD students must come to Toulouse to take classes (especially in the first and second year) and participate in events.

An EFMD accredited programme

One of few doctoral programmes that are EFMD accredited. Around 110 full-time faculty members provide doctoral supervision in a wide range of research topics.

3 laboratories

Directly affiliated with the TSM Research centre (UMR 5303 CNRS / TSM-UT1), and partners with two other research laboratories based in Toulouse:

  • The Laboratoire de Gestion et des Transitions Organisationnelles (EA 7416 / Université Paul Sabatier);
  • TBS Research Centre, affiliated with the internationally accredited Toulouse Business School (TBS).

Research training courses

The first two years are dedicated to formal research training courses (lectures, seminars, workshops and meetings). At the same time, unlike many other PhD programmes, TSM Doctoral programme is flexible and gives you the opportunity to choose your own research topic, supervisor and research group.

An academic life

With the support of their supervisor, this training immerses PhD candidates in all aspects of academic life. Students contribute through original research and presentations at academic conferences, organising seminars, teaching on undergraduate and occasionally postgraduate courses and contributing to management and academic decisions in the programme in which they teach. A student's workload is between 1,500 and 1,800 hours for an academic year. Both the pedagogical and the administrative teams are committed to delivering high-quality teaching and an exceptional working environment for students.

Identity card

  • Name: TSM Doctoral programme
  • Doctoral Programme Director: Audrey Rouziès
  • TSM Research Directors: Nicola Mirc & Assâad El Akremi
  • TBS Research Centre Director: Samuel Fosso-Wamba
  • LGCO Directors: Eric Remy & Anne-Laure Gatignon-Turnau
  • Doctoral Programme Coordinators: Marie Caussimont (Accounting), Matthieu Bouvard (Finance), Marion Fortin (HRM), Sandra Laporte (Marketing), Audrey Rouzies (Strategy)

Research network

  • 3

    labs (network)

  • 110


  • 82

    doctoral students

  • 31


  • 128

    publications in top-tier international journals (since 2018)

National and international standing

  • 8

    corporate research-oriented chairs

  • 15

    researchers serve as associate editors of scientific journals

  • 10

    visiting professors each year

  • 28

    students on external financing (ERC, Marie Curie, IUF, ANR, ATER...)


  • The first PhD. thesis in Management at the University of Toulouse Capitole was defended in 1977.
  • Since 2006, the Toulouse School of Management Doctoral Programme (TSM-DP) has been accredited by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.
  • Since 2014, the TSM-DP has adopted a curriculum design that meets international standards. The programme is taught entirely in English.
  • In 2020, the TSM-DP received the EFMD accreditation for a 5-year period delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD),