Ph. D. On Campus

Information Systems

University of Mannheim

48 months
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This Information Systems programme from Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) at University of Mannheim, support individuals in organizations with information for better or faster decisions. They enable new business processes and business models, altering the competitive arena in which a company is embedded.


Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are utilized for corporate activities from the perspective of distinct user roles. 

The nature of the Information Systems programme from Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) at University of Mannheim discipline is both, theoretical and technological. While theoretic-empirical contributions focus on the management and use of Information Systems and Information Infrastructures in organizations, technological-constructivist contributions aim at the design of IS for facilitating new business processes and models.

Fields of Research

The area is following a complementary research approach, combining a theoretic-empirical and technological-constructivist perspective. The fields of research can be grouped into the following major areas:

  • Development of Information Systems and Infrastructures
  • Innovative Information Systems
  • Management of Information Systems and Infrastructures, as well as
  • Electronic Business and Government

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Science Research
  • Epistemological Foundations
  • Designing Qualitative Research Projects
  • Elective Courses
  • Seminar
  • Information Systems Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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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  • EU/EEA

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    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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