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Training Tomorrow's Academic Leaders

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences is offering 11 internationally competitive and research-oriented doctoral programs in business, economics and social sciences.

The doctoral programs are full-time and last, depending on the program, between three to five years. All of our programs are designed to prepare you for an academic career at leading international universities and research institutions. To achieve this, we are offering an excellent and stimulating research environment featuring internationally renowned faculty members, a diversified study body and generous funding which allows you to fully focus on your research!

Become a part of the vibrant and international research community with currently more than 230 students from more than 40 countries!

Doctoral programs

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The Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) administers the PhD program at the Business School of the University of Mannheim, which is triple accredited by AACSB, EFDM (EQUIS) and AMBA.

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The Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) administers the PhD program at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim.

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The Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) administers PhD programs in Political Science, Psychology and Sociology in close collaboration with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.