We are excited that you are interested in joining the doctoral program at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at the University of Münster in Germany. The school offers the possibility to pursue a doctorate of the German degree of “Dr. rer. pol.” to excellent university graduates of degree programs in Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems or in a related field of research.

A doctorate enhances your professional and personal development. You will learn to structure and analyze complex issue spaces, to immerse yourself quickly in new topics and to present your findings with confidence, and in addition, you will expand your expertise in your field of research. On top of that, a doctorate will open new doors for you career wise – whether in corporate practice or in academia.

The SBE offers excellent conditions for the successful completion of a doctorate. This does not only include an excellent infrastructure (e.g. access to numerous databases such as WRDS, Bloomberg), but also financial support though department’s junior researcher fund (e.g. grants for participation in national and international conferences). Furthermore, in addition to your mandatory participation in the doctoral studies curriculum, there is a variety of continuing education options that are open to you.

As a city steeped in a rich history of culture and science, Münster offers a wide range of museums, theaters and events of all kinds. The historic old town with its rich history, lake Aasee and the beauty of Münster’s surrounding countryside including its many castles make the city of Münster a popular travel destination.

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