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.
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.
CDSB graduates of the program have published in top academic journals, e.g.:
Our alumni have obtained academic positions at top departments worldwide, e.g.: