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.).

News

12.07.2017

WHU Researchers Win AFFI Conference Prize

A team of researchers from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management has received the AFFI 2017 Best Conference Paper Prize. The prize was awarded to Professor Dr. Nihat Aktas, Chair of Mergers and...

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05.07.2017

Quo Vadis, Social Security?

The elections to the German Bundestag will be held in fewer than three months, and the parties are in the middle of the hot phase of the election campaign. Security, social and immigration policy are...

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20.06.2017

Award for WHU Alumna Dr. Simon

An article of WHU alumna Dr. Carina Simon has recently been announced as "Highly Commended Paper" for the 2017 Journal of Product & Brand Management Literati Awards. The title of the...

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WHU Doctoral Program

Basic information

Degree:

  • 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: