CFVG Hanoi

National Economics University

Tel: [84-24] 36 280 280 | Ext: 6213 / 6215

Hotline: 0913 716 818 | 0936 396 499

Address: Level 12, A1 Building, National Economics University, 207 Giai Phong, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi


University of Economics Ho Chi Minh 

Tel: [84-28] 38 300 103

Hotline: 0909 054 696

Address: No. 91, Ba Thang Hai, Ward 11, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city


Doctoral Program

  • CFVG Doctoral Program is a rigorous academic training dedicated to extend knowledge and enhance both academic and private careers
  • THE DOCTOR OR PHD DEGREE WILL BE AWARDED BY THE FRENCH PARTNER SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY: University of Lille, PSL University, University of Paris 1, Aix-Marseille University, University of Strasbourg and ESCP Business School

University of Lille

The University of Lille is recognised worldwide for the excellence of its research and teaching. It ranks among the finest higher education institutes in France and Europe. Located at the crossroads of Europe, close to Paris, Brussels and London, Lille is a youthful and dynamic city with close to 107,000 students. It is one of France’s most attractive cities and an exceptional place to live. With more than 74,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in France and one of the largest French-speaking universities in the world. With 66 research labs, 350 PhD theses supported per year and 3,000 scientific publications each year, it is well represented in the research community. Read more

Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the largest multidisciplinary French-speaking university in France, with 80,000 students and nearly 8,000 staff on five large campuses that meet international standards. Owner of 90% of its property, the university is present in 9 cities in 4 departments of the Southern Region. Its A*Midex University Foundation, which is the bearer of the IDEX, contributes to the development of a world-class interdisciplinary higher education and research cluster. Known as a "research-intensive university", it houses 122 research facilities linked to major national research organizations. Read more

University of Paris 1

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne was founded in the 13th century as the Collège de la Sorbonne by Robert de Sorbon and is located in the heart of the capital’s Latin Quarter. It is one of the oldest French universities, renowned throughout the world. The present-day university has combined tradition with modernity since its establishment in 1970. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne offers courses in three disciplinary areas: economics and management, arts and humanities and law and political science. This broad range of courses makes Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne the biggest social science and humanities university in France in terms of both the range of courses on offer and student numbers. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is very well placed in several international rankings. It particularly stands out in the latest 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject, where seven of its academic fields are ranked in the global top 50. Read more

PSL University Paris

PSL champions independent research and academic freedom. The range of disciplines and the ways in which PSL approaches them lead to disruptive thinking and breakthrough innovations and ensure that the university can contribute to solving today’s major problems and challenges. It has one of the world’s strongest scientific environments. It maintains strong partnerships with leading international universities and contributes pro-actively to the global circulation of ideas, skills and talent. PSL is active in promoting science, technology, knowledge and the arts in all sectors of society. The university consider it essential to communicate to leaders in the public and private sectors the full importance of the scientific method and the urgency of engaging with the most up-to-date and rigorous research findings. Read more

University of Strasbourg

Founded in the 16th century, the University of Strasbourg has a long history of excellence in higher education, rooted in Renaissance humanism. It offers a broad range of degree programmes and trainings in the main academic disciplines. The University of Strasbourg has over 400 partner institutions in Europe and 175 in the rest of the world. Strasbourg offers 60 international dual degrees in partnership with universities around the world. As a member of Eucor, it also gives its students the opportunity to complete binational or trinational courses at its Swiss and German partner universities (Karlsruhe, Basel and Freiburg-im-Breisgau). The university is committed to promoting student mobility and has many cooperation agreements with institutions in Europe and beyond. Read more

ESCP Business School

Founded in 1819, ESCP Business School has produced generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Business School's truly European identity allows it to offer a unique multicultural education style in the field of business and a global view in International Management issues. Each year, ESCP Business School welcomes over 6,500 students and 5,000 executives from more than 120 different countries, providing them with a comprehensive offer of Management courses and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education). ESCP Business School is Multi-Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, EFMD MBA EFMD EMBA. Read more

  • A rigorous academic training dedicated to extend knowledge and enhance both academic and professional career.
  • A dynamic research environment of 6 leading French universities and business schools: University of Lille, PSL University, University of Paris 1, Aix-Marseille University, University of Strasbourg and ESCP Business School.
  • Local support of the prestigious National Economics University and University of Economics of HCMC in Vietnam
  • Benefit from 50 French and international faculty members teaching at CFVG 

The first year of the Doctoral program is structured as follows:

  • The Doctoral program consists of 14 modules in two semesters
  • Two modules to upgrade student’s background (to be identified after selection) offered in MBA, MEBF or MMSS programs
  • Doctoral workshops organized by CFVG
  • Research Thesis


Module Number of hours
I. Foundations of research process  
1. Seminar of Epistemology 12
2. Seminar of Ethics & Deontology 3
II. Foundations of organizations  
3. Theories or organizations 15
4. Organizational Behavior 9
III. Methodology foundations  
5. Introduction to research methodology 15
6. Qualitative data methodology and analysis 12
7. Quantitative data methodology and analysis 12
8. Econometrics 15
V-Doctoral workshops  
VI- Seminars of specialty  
9. History of Management  
10. Marketing 12
11. Finance 12
12. Human Resources 12
13. International Business 12
14. Entrepreneurship& Innovation 12
VII-Additional coursework  
2 modules of MBA, MEBF, MMSS or all other Masters delivered at CFVG 60
Total DIU RiM 240

CFVG doctoral students are immersed in a dynamic learning environment during the doctoral school and get opportunities to meet and be surpervised by professors of four leading French Universities and Business Schools (ESCP Europe, Paris Dauphine University, Lille University, Strasbourg University). With the support of the prestigious National Economics University and the University of Economics of HCMC, 50 French and international faculty members teaching at CFVG ensure that most management research areas are covered. This breadth enables students to connect between their business interests and professors' expertise.

For the full list of professors in PhD program, please click HERE  

Application fee:

A non-refundable application fee of 2.000.000 VND is applied for all programs.

Tuition Fee

First year of DiU: 177.375.000 VND

1st-3rd PhD year:  Partner’s registration fee /year and CFVG tuition fee: 63.130.000 VND/year

*applied to academic year 2022-2024  

CFVG’s programs are partly subsidized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


A Master degree or equivalent

TOEFL ITP>550 or IELTS>6.0

Professional experience: more than 3years


A completed application form

A notarized copy of your degrees

Academic results of the Master degree (degrees and transcripts)

A letter of research intent (5-10 pages)

A letter or motivation

A curriculum vitae

Two academic letters of recommendation in English 


Application deadline: May 2022

Interviews:  June 2022

Opening: Mid-August 2022

Mr. Tran Ngoc Dung had successful fulfillment of his dissertation entitled: “Market research utilization and marketing performance in emerging economies. A study of FMCG companies in Vietnam” for the degree of PhD in Marketing Management at ESCP Europe School of Management. Mr. Trần Ngọc Dũng is University graduate of business administration at Monash University, Australia;  Master’s degree of MBA at CFVG; Then, very much as an itinerant life-long learner, on to the continent of Europe where he attained a Masters of Research at University of Lilles, France. Before nearly 10 years founding and working with Intage VietNam (Former FTA), he was employed nearly 4 years at managerial level at qualitative research and quantitative research at ACNielsen, then in the position of brand manager for Phillip Morris Indochina, in charge of markets of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He is a member of ESOMAR, member of MRA in Chicago. At present, he is a professor in charge of market research topic practice at VietnamMarcom, University of Economics, schools of Pace and I.A.M.