External PhD Program for VC and PE Professionals

The Chair of Innovation and Organization welcomes applications for external PhD at venture capital@whu all year round.

We are interested in a wide range of issues that concerns venture capital and private equity, such as capital raising, valuation models, deal-making, fund management, portfolio strategies, decision-making processes and global operations.

We are flexible and accommodating but we look for passion, genuine commitment and drive for excellence. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Chair with their CV and a brief description of their research interests.

WHU's application requirements can be found here.

Doctoral Students Enrolled in the Program

Dirk Sassmannshausen, Senior Controller, High-Tech Gründerfonds (November 2015-November 2018),