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Ph.D. Program

The MGSE offers a structured Ph.D. program which is designed to provide students with the same educational standards as is offered at other world-leading universities.

For general information about the Ph.D. system in Germany, please click here.

  • Curriculum Overview MGSE


    In order to obtain a doctorate degree (Dr. oec. publ.) from the LMU’s Faculty of Economics, all doctoral candidates need to fulfill the following necessary conditions: more

  • Course Program


    The aim of the course work at the MGSE is to provide doctoral students with the analytical tools necessary to carry out independent research projects. more

  • Thesis


    All doctoral students have to write a Ph.D. thesis which usually consists of three research papers more

  • Supervision


    Each Ph.D. candidate at the MGSE is mentored by two supervising professors, which can be affiliated with the LMU, the ifo institute or one of the three Max-Planck-Institutes. more

  • Research Visits


    Students at the MGSE are expected and highly encouraged to spend one semester abroad at a renowned university more