Doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees at the School of Business, Economics and Society

A doctoral degree builds on a completed university degree and involves in-depth research with which doctoral candidates aim to make an independent contribution to their field and develop their skills in academic argumentation. The components required to obtain a doctoral degree are a thesis that is completed independently (and generally consists of several essays) and an oral examination. A researcher who has successfully completed a doctoral degree and published their thesis is granted the right to use the associated academic title. Each year around 80 candidates successfully complete their doctoral degrees at the School.

In order to ensure that excellent young researchers receive the support they need, the School of Business, Economics und Society set up an information service specifically for doctoral candidates in 2007. After FAU introduced its new General Doctoral Regulations in 2013, a graduate school was established that enables doctoral candidates to obtain the degree ‘Dr.rer.pol.’.