Enhancement of the quest for knowledge and lifelong learning skills in line with the global, local and African development.
Acquaint the researchers and executives with knowledge of conducting research.
Boost the competence to engage in the scientific investigation process leading to intervening and impactful results.


International and local aspirants as well as executives who would like to pursue an academic and/or research career in academic institutions, research organizations, business entities, government and social enterprises around the world.


Africa Business School, Rabat Morocco.


Researchers and executives will be equipped with research skills, critical thinking, analytical ability and problem-solving skills that empower them to take realistic decisions and provide expert advice to industry and society in the relevant field.

Active Research Areas

Research Clusters
Business Economics
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Organizational Behavior & Leadership
Strategic Management
Value Networks and Business Analytics

Transversal Research Streams
Digital Transformation
Energy and Sustainability
International Business

Program structure

Year 1 – (semester 1 & 2): Research Exploration and Ideation Phase (Research Orientation, Proposal Development and Defense)
Year 2 – (semester 3 & 4): Research Action Phase 1 (Data Collection and Analyses)
Year 3 – (semester 5 & 6): Researc Action Phase 2 (Thesis writing and Defense)




A master’s degree from an institution recognized by the University
Fulfil the English language requirement
Have experience in carrying out research independently

Research ecosystem

Availability of state-of-the-art infrastructure
Access to library resources – databases, e-journals etc.
Continuous research skill trainings
Access to interdisciplinary departments
Exposure to course works for knowledge development
Exposure to interdisciplinary industry-oriented research areas
Exposure to workshops, conferences, seminars and symposiums
Academic collaboration with university departments
Accommodation on campus
Access to sports facilities
Access to logistics facilities


Detailed resume/CV in English, providing at least the following information:
Details of previous Education
Details of Master’s degree (Accreditation status, Research-based, Country, Field etc.)
Details of work experience (if any)
Details of prior research experience (such as publications, participation in research conferences, research awards, if any)

A cover letter in English, providing the following information:
A statement of motivation to do a Ph.D. (Explain why you intend to enroll in an MPhil/Ph.D. program. What are your future plans after graduation with a Ph.D.?, Why did you apply to UM6P? , Why do you believe you are qualified for a Ph.D. candidature, etc.)
Research proposal with Title, Introduction, Research gap, and Research questions (not more than 2-3 pages)
Identification of primary and secondary research clusters (from the seven clusters provided at the top of this document)
Preference to do a Ph.D. as a full time/part-time student
Past test scores (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE, or your rank in previous university admission tests, etc. if available)

A writing sample. For research master’s degree holders, it should be the master’s thesis. For non-research master’s degree holders, it can be a report you made, an essay or assignment you submitted, or any other writing sample reflective of your writing skills.

The deadline for application is 07th June 2022