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PhD program

Creating leaders of tomorrow.

Stefan Wagner

Associate Professor of Strategy and
Director of PhD Studies, ESMT Berlin


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ESMT Berlin received the right to grant PhD titles from the Berlin Senate in 2013. We are cooperating with Berlin’s major educational and research institutions in a doctoral program called

This doctoral program merged into the new Berlin School of Economics (BSE), incorporating more partners, e.g. the DIW Graduate Center. ESMT Berlin only offers doctorate-level education and PhD supervision through the BDPEMS/BSE program. Applications must be made directly via the Online Portal, with the program beginning in October. The program combines two years of coursework and usually another two years of dissertation research. After completing the first year core courses, students must find a supervisor from within the BDPEMS/BSE faculty.

ESMT Berlin also offers scholarships to students of this program.

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PhD at ESMT Berlin