Different Ways towards a Doctoral Degree

At the Business School, there are two ways of working towards a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.):

  • Doctoral Program at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) or
  • Doctoral Program at one of the chairs/institutions of the School

Details regarding the process and all necessary documents can be found here.

Doctoral Program at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business

The CDSB offers Ph.D. programs in the Areas of:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Taxation

More detailed information concerning the different programs as well as the CDSB in general and the superordinated Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) can be found with the following links:

Homepage of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business                                     

Homepage of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences 

Doctoral Program at a Chair

If you are interested in the second alternative, please contact the respective chair directly and ask for information concerning the position as a research assistant (you would be working at the chair) or the possibility of an external doctorate. More detailed information regarding organizational questions on a doctorate can be found here.

Advisory Services

Are you undecided if you really want to do earn a doctoral degree or are you still having doubts? If you have questions regarding formal and professional prerequisites or organization of a doctorate, you may benefit from one of the advisory services offered at the University of Mannheim and at the Business School.

General Advisory Services for Doctoral Students of the University of Mannheim

Nadine Bradt

Email: promovieren(at)uni-mannheim.de

Visit the Homepage of the Advisory Service.

If you have questions regarding gender equality or how to balance work and family life, please contact the university's Department for Gender Equality and Social Diversity