Bielefeld University

Faculty of Economics and Business Management

Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM)


PO Box 100131

Bielefeld, Nordrhein- 33501


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

BiGSEM offers a modern 3-year Ph.D. program that emphasizes the importance of
a comprehensive theoretical and interdisciplinary education. In contrast to traditional
German Ph.D. studies, the program includes a compulsory course program which
guarantees a solid theoretical foundation in the field. An international network of partner universities enables us to offer a wide variety of courses taught by renowned experts.

Our Ph.D. program is open to exceptional and highly-motivated graduates with a background in business administration, economics, mathematics, or related fields, such as engineering, operations research or statistics. BiGSEM especially encourages applications from international graduates. The formal requirement for admission is a master’s degree or equivalent with a written thesis. Furthermore, a sound knowledge of modern mathematical techniques is indispensable for successful participation.

A limited number of full scholarships will be made available every year.

Please check our website for details of the application process. Applications for entry in October, 2010 should be submitted by January 15th, 2010.




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