Doctoral Studies

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Research assistants and external doctoral candidates can obtain the degree of Doctor of Economics (Dr rer. pol.) from the School of Business and Economics. Suitably qualified economics graduates are admitted to doctoral studies upon application to a professor of the School.

The success of the School’s doctoral programme is reflected, among other things, in the fact that one-time doctoral students of the School now hold professorships at other universities or senior positions in companies which operate both nationally and internationally at home and abroad.

Potential candidates are advised to apply directly to institutes or professors whose research interests coincide with their own. Information is available on request for persons in search of vacancies for research assistants or seeking admission as external doctoral students.

In order to be admitted to a doctoral programme, an applicant must normally furnish proof that his/her research work will be supervised by an authorised professor. The application for admission as a doctoral candidate should be submitted as soon as the supervisor has given his/her consent. The other requirements are specified in § 3 of the doctoral degree regulations.

Once a year the Dr Andreas Dombret Doctoral Thesis Prize is awarded by the School for an outstanding doctoral thesis showing how theoretical knowledge can be applied to economic policy-making or the practicalities of the business world.

A decision has to be taken by the doctoral committee when applicants for admission to the doctoral programme hold foreign degrees or degrees in subjects other than economics. It should be noted that in normal circumstances the doctoral committee only meets once a semester.

General Information

The Structure of the Faculty

Doctoral Degree Regulations
Doctoral Degree Regulations 2018

Dr. Andreas Dombret Doctoral Thesis Award

Information about Doctoral Studies

Current Doctoral Degree Regulations (21 June 2002)

Course Regulations for Doctoral Studies (10 October 2002)

Implementing Provisions for the Doctoral Degree Regulations relating to Theses including Published Research

Current Doctoral Degree Regulations (23 August 2018)

Münster University’s Web Pages relating to Doctoral Studies

Information about Structured Doctoral Studies

Remarks and Explanations relating to Structured Doctoral Studies

First Amendment to the Implementing Provisions relating to Structured Doctoral Studies

Second Amendment to the Implementing Provisions relating to Structured Doctoral Studies

Third Amendment to the Implementing Provisions relating to Structured Doctoral Studies

FAQ about Structured Doctoral Studies

Web Page for Structured Doctoral Studies

Checklists concerning Procedures for Obtaining the Doctoral Award

Application for Admission as a Doctoral Candidate

Application for Admission to the Procedures for Obtaining the Doctoral Award (Doctoal Degree Regulations 2002)

Application for Admission to the Procedures for Obtaining the Doctoral Award (Doctoral Degree Regulations 2018)

Deadlines

The next doctoral award ceremonies will take place on 15.05.2019 and 03.07.2019.

Deadlines for Doctoral Candidates in the Summer Semester 2019
Deadlines for Doctoral Candidates in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

List of Courses which are part of the Doctoral Programme

List of Courses which are part of the Doctoral Programme Summer Semester 2019

Who to contact

As the office of the  doctoral committee, the departmental office organises the programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Economics (Dr rer. pol.). The person to contact in the departmental office is:

Claudia Langenberg

Tel: +49 (0)251 / 83-22920

Email: claudia.langenberg@wiwi.uni-muenster.de

Room: 185 A