Ph. D. On Campus


University of Mannheim

48 months
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The Marketing area of the University of Mannheim, Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) represents the marketing discipline in research and teaching in the core fields of marketing management, marketing strategy, and consumer behavior. 


The Marketing programme from theUniversity of Mannheim,  Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) produces a solid output of scholarly contributions to the discipline positioning the area in the top rank of all marketing departments in Europe. 

Several of our faculty have won research awards, teaching awards, written textbooks, and also hold leadership positions in the school.

Fields of Research

The Marketing area’s full-time faculty represents the marketing discipline in several areas of expertise including sales management, customer relationship management, consumer behavior, strategic marketing, services marketing, international marketing, business-to-business marketing, branding, advertising, innovation marketing, quantitative marketing, and market research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Marketing Research 
  • Advanced Business Econometrics
  • English Academic Writing
  • Designing Marketing Research Projects
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisite for admission is a master’s degree or a four year bachelor's degree in the respective field or equivalent.
    • Personal data
    • Letter of motivation
    • Certificates and transcripts of grades
    • GMAT (or GRE)
    • Writing sample
    • Any supplementary information relevant to your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

There are no tuitions fees, just a small semester fee of €194.30 Euros per term.

Living costs for Mannheim

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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