Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, ESMT Berlin, Hertie School, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
The general working language in the BSE is English. All courses are held in English.
Beginning/middle of February for the following winter semester starting on 1 October
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The Berlin School of Economics (BSE) offers Berlin's career development programmes in economics, accounting, finance and management at the PhD and post-doc levels in a single and unique structure. Within the BSE, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, ESMT Berlin, Hertie School, and Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) are pooling their efforts in the education of young researchers in economics.
The BSE PhD 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 two-to-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 PhD programme has four PhD tracks from which students can choose:
- PhD in Accounting
- PhD in Economics
- PhD in Finance
- PhD in Management
These tracks share a similar structure and allow for numerous specialisations.
The BSE's post-doc programme (BSE Research Associates Programme) recruits its members from the international job 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.