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Berlin Doctoral Programme
A leading player among German business school faculties

Rolf BRÜHL - Berlin Campus
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 Berlin

Since 2003

Since 2003, when it was granted the right to confer doctoral degrees, ESCP Europe 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

An intensive supervision to each doctoral student is an integral part of the programme. The regular period of doctoral study is three years: In the first year several courses are to complete: from philosophy of science to international business. The second and third year are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “disputation”.

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”

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PhD regulation DE

The PhD regulation can be downloaded at the following link as a pdf document:

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Procedure in Cases of Suspected Scientific Misconduct DE

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Berlin Doctoral Programe
Europäisches Promotionsstudium in Internationaler Betriebswirtschaftslehre

The regular period of doctoral study is three years.

First Year

In their first year doctoral students take part in block seminars and lectures. The seminars build on the students’ university education and, in addition, coach the methodical and methodological skills needed to successfully write a thesis. The seminars are offered as block courses and have the following thematic priorities:

  • International Management
  • Theoretical and methodological problems of intercultural / international comparative research
  • Research programs in economics
  • Methods of the empirical social research
  • Theorie of Science

Second and Third Year

The second and third years are primarily devoted to writing the thesis, which takes place in close coordination with the supervising professor. Parallel to this, in the framework of research colloquia, current topics of international business studies and related disciplines are taken up and discussed with regard to both contents and methods. In the colloquia, too, doctoral students regularly report on the progress of their thesis, subjecting their work to critical discussion.

Academic exchange

In order to further academic exchange at the Business School, the participants of the programme take part in workshops with doctoral students from other ESCP Europe campuses. Visits abroad for research purposes, as well as the presentation of research results at international congresses, are encouraged, and receive financial support from the ESCP Europe network. The course of study ends with the “disputation”, the oral defence of the thesis.

Apply

Application for the Doctoral programme

Download

PhD regulation DE

The PhD regulation can be downloaded at the following link as a pdf document:

Download

Procedure in Cases of Suspected Scientific Misconduct DE

Download

Work for Us

Work for ESCP Europe Berlin during the Doctoral programme

Consult Offers

Berlin Doctoral Programme application and fees

Application Process and Fees

The ESCP Europe expects from its young scientists outstanding academic work and provides an optimal supervisory relationship. Therefore, the approval process for the doctoral program is highly selective. The programme has an annual intake of around ten participants from different courses of study. About 35 doctoral students are currently being supervised at ESCP Europe Campus Berlin.

Requirements:

University degree in Business Administration or Economics

University degree in Business Administration or Economics (Graduate Diploma or Master/Magister) rated good or higher; further requirements apply to graduates of other subjects as well as to applicants from other institutions of higher education. The relevant provisions can be found in our PhD regulations (paragraph 3).

High level of proficiency in German and English

The seminars of the doctoral program will be offered primarily in German, partially in English; proficiency in further languages if research visits abroad are planned.

Application

Step 1
Contact the Academic Chair

Candidates for the program contact the academic chair for the field they are interested in and ask weather a cooperation is possible. The supervision of extra-occupational promotions can be realized.

Step 2
Application Documents

If there is the opportunity to support your research project, application documents need to be submitted. Please use the Bewerbungsbogen Promotionsstudium , it includes a list with further documents which are required for a successful application.

Step 2
Admission Interview

Suitable candidates will be invited for an admission interview. Based on the interview and the submitted documents, candidates are suggested to the doctoral board for participating in the doctoral program which decides on the admission of the candidate.

Costs

Annual Fee
(3 years)

2.000€

Registration Fee
(for admission)

105€

Final exam
(disputation

2.000€

In general, these costs are eliminated for research assistants of the ESCP Europe Campus Berlin.

Apply

Application for the Doctoral programme

Download

PhD regulation DE

The PhD regulation can be downloaded at the following link as a pdf document:

Download

Procedure in Cases of Suspected Scientific Misconduct DE

Download

Work for Us

Work for ESCP Europe Berlin during the Doctoral programme

Consult Offers