Doctoral Programme


Seminar Promotionsstudium ESCP Europe

”With its doctoral programme ESCP Europe Business School Berlin is a leading player among German business school faculties. What is special about our programme is not only the intensive supervision of our students but also the programme’s international orientation. Our doctoral students present their research work at international congresses and participate in the School’s workshops and seminars.“ (Prof. Dr. Rolf Brühl, Scientific Director of doctoral studies, ESCP Europe Campus Berlin)

Since 2003, when it was granted the right to confer doctoral degrees, ESCP Europe Campus Berlin has offered a European doctoral programme in International Management. The School has set itself the task of providing new generations of university graduates with high-quality postgraduate study, which includes the writing and defence of an outstanding thesis, entitling the author to the academic degree of “Doctor of Business Administration” (Dr. rer. Pol.).

An intensive supervision to each doctoral student is an integral part of the program. The regular period of doctoral study is three years: In the first year scientific-methodical courses are to complete as well as courses in international business. The second and third year are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “disputation”.

The PhD regulation can be downloaded at the following link as a pdf document: PhD regulation (Download).

The ESCP Europe Campus Berlin has joined the “recommendations for assuring a good scientific practice“ and has decided to adopt the “Procedure in Cases of Suspected Scientific Misconduct” (Download).