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Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
Berlin, Germany
The Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) from Berlin School of Economics and Law provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. 
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Overview

The Berlin School of Economics (BSE) will unite Berlin‘s career development programs at the PhD and Postdoc levels in a single and unique structure. It will combine the program content of three pre-existing, very successful career development programs: (i) The doctoral programs DIW Graduate Center and the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics & Management Science will unite to form a single doctoral program. (ii) The Berlin-wide postdoctoral program Berlin Economics Research Associates will join the doctoral program under the new roof of the BSE.

The Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) from Berlin School of Economics has four tracks: 

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Accounting and Finance

They are highly compatible with each other and allow numerous specializations. The program also provides a wide set of expertise in economic policy.

The doctoral program provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the course phase of three semesters, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, business studies, econometrics, and economic policy. During the three-year research phase starting in the third semester, students write their doctoral theses while having the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the professional research environment that is provided in Berlin universities and research institutes

The postdoc program recruits its members from the international junior market for new PhD graduates. The program provides a mentoring program and multiple support structures for research activities, travel, and skills development of its members.

Both programs are connected to all major research activities of the participating institutions. A large number of research seminars, workshop series, masterclasses and short courses provide an abundance of new inputs.

The BSE rests on long-running efforts of a highly collegiate work environment in Berlin’s economic research institutions. Past success include a very strong list of placements. The alumni of the BSE’s predecessor programs already form a strong professional network.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Econometric Methods 
  • Econometrics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Science
  • Microeconomics
  • Theory of Machine Learning 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages): this should state your motivation for applying to the program and should include a short outline of your major research interests;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (without photograph);
  • Copies of academic transcripts and other certificates;
  • GRE scores (institution code 0096);
  • For business applications, GMAT scores (see FAQs for more information); and
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
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  • The program does not charge tuition fees at present. The universities charge an enrollment fee of approximately 280 Euro per semester.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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