PhD candidates at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

PhD candidates at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Published Deadline Location
6 Nov 14 Jan Maastricht

Job description

Several departments at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics are looking to fill PhD positions. The PhD positions are available in the following departments and for the below mentioned research themes:


- Accounting & Information Management

- Economics

- Educational Research & Development

- Finance

- Marketing & Supply Chain Management

- Organisation & Strategy

- Quantitative Economics

- Research Centre for Education & the Labour Market

More information about the departments can be found here:

Research Themes:

-Conflict and Cooperation

-Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

-Culture, Ethics and Leadership

-Data-Driven Decision-Making

-Human Decisions and Policy Design

-Learning and Work

-Sustainable Development

More information about the research themes can be found here:

We offer 1+2+1 year PhD positions for students (with a 2-year (Research) Master degree or equivalent). In case one doesn't fulfil the requirement yet, in some cases a part-time pre-PhD position can be offered in order to fulfil the starting requirements for the PhD position. The last year of the PhD position is conditional and based on both the progress in the PhD track and teaching evaluations.


Maastricht University (UM)


To apply for a PhD position, you must submit your:

- diploma's including masters transcript;

- CV;

- motivation letter (which also includes details about your field of interest and research ideas to pursue in this field);

- list of grades for master’s studies;

- two letters of reference

- TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Proficiency Exam  (You can get exemption if English is your native language or your Degree was entirely offered in the English language);

- GMAT/GRE test score (students who have a Master's degree from an NVAO accredited programme are exempted from submitting a GMAT/GRE test score).

Conditions of employment

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: > Support > UM employees.


Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Additional information

More information on the application procedure can be found on:

Any questions can be directed to the GSBE office at




  • PhD positions
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2266—€2897 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2018.316


Maastricht University (UM)

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Please send your application to:

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2018.316 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

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Make sure to apply no later than 14 Jan 2019.