Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences (GESS), University of Mannheim

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Doctoral Program in Economics – 15 Scholarships available Doctoral Programs in Accounting, Finance and Taxation – 10 Scholarships available


The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim specializes in programs in Business, Economics, and Social Sciences.

Profit from an internationally recognized teaching and training concept, which will lay the foundations to become an independent researcher. Our focus is on empirical and quantitative methods and their application to Business, Economics, and Social Sciences. Conduct research in a unique environment across the program disciplines. Our courses are taught by respected faculty members and enhanced by excellent libraries and resources.

Within our three Doctoral Centers we offer 11 PhD Programs:

Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Taxation

Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE): Economics

Center for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences (CDSS): Psychology, Sociology, Political Science


Benefits for GESS students

  • All PhD Programs in English
  • Benefit from generous monthly scholarships
  • Engage with internationally recognized professors
  • Gain new insights from research stays with partner universities worldwide
  • Take advantage of your office space in a brand new building
  • Enjoy your personal new laptop and software
  • Profit from our skills courses such as teaching, academic writing and presenting
  • Boost your career options with dedicated job market training
  • No tuition fees – government funded first-class education


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Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

Mannheim, DE