Ph.D. On Campus

Management and Economics (Track C)

University of Zurich

36 months
278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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Candidates may apply for the fast-track Doctoral program in Management and Economics (Track C) from University of Zurich if they hold an excellent Bachelor's degree as well as recommendation letters and wish to pursue a career in academia. This is a two-part program, comprised of a condensed Master's degree and a PhD.



Doctoral students in Management and Economics at University of Zurich demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field. 

They can conceive, implement, and adapt a research process with scientific integrity. Doctoral students can undertake original research which expands existing knowledge through substantial research contributions. 

Doctoral students can analyze and solve complex problems and critically reflect on scientifically relevant issues. 

They present and discuss their research field to the international scientific community as well as communicate their research field to the general public. 

Graduates of the structured fast-track doctoral program successfully completed courses with a total work load of 36 ECTS credits and are especially prepared for an academic career. 

The doctoral thesis covers a specific subject in Management and Economics (Track C) of current scientific interest in great depth, and is publicly defended. 

Programme Structure

  • A Master's degree is earned first, followed by a Doctoral degree. In order to attain the Master’s degree, prospective students need to acquire at least 90 ECTS credits. 
  • The subsequent doctorate is usually completed in three to five years. In addition to writing the dissertation and passing the defense, the Track C Doctoral level in Economics comprises the successful completion of 36 ECTS credits in compulsory and core elective modules at the Doctoral level.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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