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Management, Ph.D. / Dr.

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University rank #307 (QS) Mannheim, Germany
The course program in Management from Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) covers the foundations of strategic management, behavioral theory in organizations, and non-profit management.  
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The course program in Management is offered by the Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS).

The members of the area management conduct fundamental research as well as research on the frontier to industry. They produce a substantial yearly amount of research contributions. A dynamic research environment is indispensable for excellent study conditions since state-of-the-art teaching is impossible without a profound research background. The area covers a wide spectrum of research fields.

Research interests of the Chair of Strategic and International Management center mainly on strategic corporate transformation and restructuring, corporate strategy and governance, management of growth, effectiveness of management tools and practices in strategy formulation and implementation,  and on strategic decision-making.

Main research fields of the Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership are primarily in leadership, strategic and international human resource management, careers and career patterns, methods in management research, and knowledge transfer in teams.

Doctoral Studies abroad

CDSB students regularly take advantage of the opportunity to do part of their doctoral studies abroad. The CDSB does not offer an organized exchange with one particular school. Instead, supervisors regularly organize tailorized visits for CDSB students at internationally well-known institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Crafting Social Sciences
  • Compact Course in Mathematics for Social Scientist
  • Fundamentals of Non-Profit Management Science
  • Applied Methods in Management in Research
  • Advances in Entrepreneurship and Management Research
  • Advances in Strategic Management 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

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

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General Requirements

  • Personal data
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certificates and transcripts of grades
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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Doctoral candidates pay no tuition fees. 

Living costs for Mannheim

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
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