Job Fair and Conference

EFMD@Solvay PhD in Management


The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is delighted to have organised the first PhD & DBA in Management Job Fair.

This was the first event of its kind in Europe and we believe it will contribute to the fluidity of the PhD & DBA job markets not only in Europe but throughout the world, helping to match recruiters with top academic talent. Given the reach of the EFMD, we hope that in time the Fair will become one of the most important global academic recruiting events,” explained Professor Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD.

With the School

This event, organised jointly by the EFMD and the SBS-EM, was held on 29-30 October 2016. Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Dean of SBS-EM, added: “There are about 500 researchers graduating with a PhD in management sciences each year in Europe and we expect at least half of them to attend the Fair in Brussels and meet recruiters from over 200 business schools and universities. Knowledge generation, market opportunities and job opportunities in research will be at the heart of the event.”

Across all areas

At the Fair, candidates encountered across all areas of management – Accounting, Finance, Information Management, Management (Organisation), Managerial Economics, Marketing and Operations Management… Ahead of the event, recruiters had the opportunity to scroll through the profiles, résumés and papers of all job-seeking candidates organised by management area and subsequently to schedule meetings with candidates during the job fair. This gave schools and candidates time to get to know each other, arrange fly-outs and school visits and negotiate contracts for the upcoming academic year.

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