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Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), Germany

11 fully funded doctoral programs in Business, Economics and Social Sciences

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Who we are

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim offers excellent opportunities for highly motivated students with a quantitative orientation to pursue their research based on empirical and quantitative methods.

Our excellent programs

Our 11 full-time doctoral programs are geared towards students who have an interest in the study of business, economics and social sciences. The school provides access to world-class teaching and a vibrant and international faculty at the forefront of cutting-edge research. Our program structure is centered on the real-world competencies and characterized by a strong and focused curriculum which provides a solid foundation for achieving excellence in the chosen research area. At the same time, it encourages to exchange ideas, methods and approaches to research across the boundaries of the economic and social sciences.

The programs start in September 2016 and last three to five years.

Available scholarships

All of our doctoral programs are fully funded by scholarships. A doctoral degree is possible in one of the following 11 areas of research:

Your benefits:

  • Commitment to best international practice focused on excellence in research
  • Outstanding study and research facilities such as your own office or full IT support
  • Innovative research topics under supervision of leading research professors
  • Colorful mix of nationalities in your student body
  • Vibrant and international research community

Great opportunities after your doctoral degree

Many graduates have undertaken distinguished careers in academics, industry, and government. They are currently enriching some of the best departments and research facilities worldwide as professors, assistant professors or post-docs. Recent graduates of the program have published in top academic journals, e.g. the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Journal of Political Research e.g. and have obtained academic positions at top European and U.S. departments (e.g. Carnegie Mellon University, University of St. Gallen, Humboldt University, Yale University, University of Oxford, Washington University).

Admission requirements

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Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences (GESS)
University of Mannheim
L9,7 ( floor)
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181 2034
E-Mail: gess(at)

Company: University of Mannheim
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Application date: November 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016
Categories: PhD
Topics: Business (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Taxation), Economics, Social Science (Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)

Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS)

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) is unique in Germany and one of the few graduate schools worldwide which foster the exchange of ideas, methods and approaches to research across the boundaries of the economic and the social sciences.

Application details

March 8, 2016
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