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


Application form submitted before 30th April 2021
Research Proposal (3000 words –Title, Introduction, Literature review, Researchgap, Problem formulation, Research questions, Assumptions, (if any), Methodology and tentative analysis)
Research Philosophy
Letter of motivation
References/ 2 recommendations


The initiation of PhD program at Africa Business School, UM6P is conditional on the accreditation of this PhD program by our national Authority “Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Formation des Cadres et de Recherche Scientifique”, expected beginning of 2021