At the Mannheim Business School of the University of Mannheim there are two ways to acquire the doctoral degree in Business focusing on accounting or taxation (Dr. rer. pol.):
1. Structured doctoral studies at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences (gess). Accounting and Taxation are represented in the doctoral programs accounting and taxation.
2. Position as an academic staff member at one of the chairs of accounting and taxation.