Doctoral Program

The WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management Doctoral Program targets applicants who have completed a Diploma or Master program with outstanding success and who are motivated to accomplish academically sound work that is located in the exciting area between theory and practice.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program receive the title of Doctor of Economic Science (Dr. rer. pol.).



Thomas Rieg, Sabine Rau and Franz Kellermanns got awarded for “Best Family Business Paper” by the Academy of Management

Thomas Rieg, doctoral student of WHU, together with his supervisors Sabine Rau, King’s College London, and Franz Kellermanns, University of North Carolina, developed scales for measuring the...



WHU conducts another “relevant” doctoral workshop

4th WHU Doctoral Summer Program in Accounting Research (SPAR)



Maximilian Müller Receives Advancement Award from Esche Schümann Commichau Foundation

On April 18, Maximilian Müller, Assistant Professor for Financial Accounting, was honored for his dissertation in Hamburg. The dissertation is titled „Empirical Studies on the Economic Consequences...


WHU Doctoral Program