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 degree of Doctor of Business and Economics (Dr. rer. pol.).



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WHU Doctoral Program

Basic information


  • Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) awarded on the basis of a dissertation and a disputation
  • Approx. 48 doctoral degrees awarded per year
  • Access to published dissertations: Books / Electronic publications 
  • Many of the graduates received awards for their dissertations

Program start:

  • Applications accepted and start possible at any time of the year
  • Internal and external study program
  • Duration: 3-5 years

Graduates of the WHU Doctoral Program: