According to the regulations and procedures governing the doctoral dissertation to earn a doctoral degree in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim.
Together with your supervisor, please fill out the first and second page of the PhD Milestones (provided by the Center Manager). Do this twice and keep one of the documents. Send the other one to the Dean’s Office of the Business School, which will present it to the Doctoral Examination committee for acceptance.
Together with your PhD Milestones or your Supervision Agreement, please submit an admission request to the Dean of the Business School (informal). Please state your topic (working title) in your letter and hand in the following documents:
The Dean’s Office of the Business School examines the request regarding the requirements for acceptance and sends out a confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate.
Acknowledgement of publications 'This work was supported by the University of Mannheim’s Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences.'
After you have successfully completed your thesis, please set a date for the defense of your dissertation with your supervisor and speak to the Dean’s Office regarding date, time and location. Submit a request to the Dean (informal) in good time before the intended oral examination and hand in the following:
After you have successfully applied for the doctoral examination, the Dean’s Office of the Business School will coordinate the following:
For the oral examination, the Dean’s Office of the Business School takes care of the following:
The examination will be hosted by at least two business administration examiners and, if applicable, one additional examiner. You will find all details regarding the oral examination in the Regulations.
Please submit a request to the Dean of the Business School regarding the printing permission of the doctoral dissertation. Together with the request, please hand in the title page of your dissertation (front and back) and a short CV that will be placed at the very back of your thesis. You can check out the details in the sample.
After having received your documents, the Dean's Office of the Business School will seek written consent of your evaluators. Once these have arrived, the Dean of the Business School will issue you a printing permission. You can then arrange printing and deliver your mandatory printed copies to the Dean's Office of the Business School. The different ways of publishing can be found in the download.
After delivering the mandatory copies, the Dean’s Office of the Business School will send you the official certificate as soon as it is available.