WHU has been authorized since 1986 to grant postgraduate degrees. Since then, we have bestowed more than 500 candidates the title Doctor of Economic Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.). At present, there are approx. 260 external and internal doctoral students undergoing our demanding Postgraduate Program and conducting research in all areas of business at an international level. This makes WHU one of the leading educational institutions in the German-speaking world for young people in the field of business administration.
The doctoral program tends likewise to doctoral students who intend to work (again) in practical fields and to those who aim an academic career after their doctorate. Within the doctoral program at the WHU, the participants will receive an integrative perception with regard to economic and business problems and will be able to develop complexe strategies. They will be prepared to work afterwards within internationally operating organizations and a global working environment. In addition, they will learn to analyse and structure complexe facts and circumstances, to priorise issues as regards content and time, to integrate various perspectives and to derivate and to implement solution alternatives. Another core educational objective within the doctoral program at WHU is the student's ability to develop research results and to publish them in international, high-ranking peer-reviewed journals.
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