Berlin School of Economics (BSE)

The Berlin School of Economics (BSE) unites Berlin‘s career development programmes in economics at the PhD and Postdoc levels in a single and unique structure. Within the BSE, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, ESMT Berlin and Hertie School are pooling their efforts in the education of young researchers in economics.

The doctoral programme provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, highly interconnected research community and a training structure that develops their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the three-semester course phase of the programme, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, business studies, econometrics, and economic policy. To complete the course phase, 90 ECTS have to be obtained in courses, workshops, seminars, internships etc. During the three-year research phase of the programme, students write their doctoral theses while having the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the BSE’s professional research environment.

The BSE’s doctoral programme has four tracks:

  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Accounting
  • PhD in Finance

These tracks share a similar structure and allow for numerous specialisations.

The postdoc programme recruits its members from the international junior market for new PhD graduates. The programme provides its members with academic mentoring and offers multiple support structures for research activities, travel, and skill development.

The BSE rests on the long-running efforts of a highly collaborative work environment of Berlin’s economic research institutions. Both BSE programmes are connected to all major research activities of the participating institutions.

BSE’s graduates are excellently prepared for positions in academia as well as for policy-related institutions and organisations, which has been documented by a list of outstanding placements.

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