Center for Doctoral Studies in Business

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


AccountingFinanceInformation SystemsManagement

MarketingOperations ManagementTaxation

    Joining the CDSB PhD program was a great first step towards a career in academia. The comprehensive coursework has provided me with a thorough foundation for different types of relevant business research. It also provided a starting point and source of inspiration when it comes to current research trends and methods, helping me get started with my own first research project. In addition, the department’s seminar series as well as GESS-wide research events provided plenty of opportunities to discuss research with faculty, other PhD students, and well-known international scholars. Finally, the PhD program has allowed me to build a large and lasting network with fellow CDSB students as well as a network beyond Mannheim through research visits, participation in international conferences, and courses abroad.

    Prof. Dr. Juliane Wutzler, alumna of our accounting program and currently professor for controlling and finance at Worms University of Applied Sciences / Photo credit: Stefan Leifken

    CDSB graduates of the program have published in top academic journals, e.g.:

    • Journal of Financial Economics
    • Review of Financial Studies
    • Management Science

    Our alumni have obtained academic positions at top departments worldwide, e.g.:

    • Tilburg University
    • University of St. Gallen
    • Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • University of Warwick
    • University of Michigan
    • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Alumni placements

    Detailed placement information are available in the CDSB placement section.