PhD / Doctorate •

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Frankfurt am Main, HESSEN
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

Teaching language
  • English


Programme duration
9 semesters or more
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of Europe’s leading business schools with an internationally recognised reputation for leading research. We are determined to attract the most talented PhD students in accounting, finance and management, and we offer a stimulating academic environment.

The five-year PhD programme commences with intensive course work (semester one to three). PhD students focus on research techniques and methods as well as on their chosen area of academic specialisation in accounting, finance or management.

The Master of Business Research & Analytics (MBRA) is an integrated part of the programme. After the first two years of the programme, students have the opportunity to receive the Master’s degree as part of their PhD programme.

While our primary intention is providing graduates with an ideal platform to enter the world of academia, their research topics are also directly relevant for business and politics. We train our students to develop solutions to complex problems and to develop social and conceptual skills they need to advise others. Our faculty provides high-quality supervision and an exciting state-of-the-art campus environment.

Upon successful completion of studies and research results, Frankfurt School awards a PhD degree in economics, Dr rer pol, which is the German equivalent to a PhD.

Our faculty have placed students at international universities and research institutions, including Technical University of Munich, University of California, WU Vienna, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Georgetown University.

Course organisation
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International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Teaching/work obligations or opportunities

Teaching or research assistant job from the second year onwards

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution


Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Funding includes a tuition fee waiver and a cost-of-living stipend. From the first year onwards doctoral students will receive 1,820 EUR for the period of five years. Furthermore, Frankfurt School covers costs related to research, including conferences and overseas visits.

Academic admission requirements
  • CV
  • High school diploma
  • University degree and academic transcript of records
  • Official GMAT or GRE results
  • Two letters of recommendation from former academic professors
  • Statement of purpose and research interest
Language requirements

Proof of English language proficiency via the following test results:

  • TOEFL IBT min. score of 100
  • IELTS min. score of 7.0
Application deadline

15 January

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Structured research and supervision
Research training / discussion

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
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