Doctoral Program

Information Event on Doctoral Program at TUM School of Management – January 23, 2020

Become a Doctoral Candidate at TUM School of Management

Conduct high profile research in an inspiring academic environment.

Welcome to the Graduate Center of TUM School of Management!

Our doctoral program ensures all our doctoral students receive the best preparation possible for a successful career in industry or in academia. To achieve this, we provide strong, individualized support and mentoring for our doctoral candidates in their academic and professional development. Our disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses provide doctoral candidates with the in-depth theoretical and methodological knowledge they need to successfully conduct their own research projects. These projects address some of the great challenges in society that we face today and combine content relevance and methodological rigor.

Our Research Excellence program opens up additional opportunities for extensive training, coaching and international academic networking for our most promising doctoral candidates.

Overall, the Graduate Center of TUM School of Management, together with the TUM Graduate School, offers a wide range of possibilities for pursuing excellent research, including interdisciplinary cooperation and international research stays at top-tier universities. Our doctoral candidates move on to academic positions in Germany and abroad, e.g., at Imperial College London, or to leadership positions in industry and professional service firms.

Professor Alwine Mohnen and Professor Michael Kurschilgen
Heads of the Graduate Center, TUM School of Management

Introducing the Graduate Center of TUM School of Management

The Graduate Center of TUM School of Management is the first point of contact for doctoral candidates at our department. On the following pages, you will find detailed information on

Please note:

Our program is a doctoral program equivalent to the German doctorate (“Doktortitel”). It does not correspond to structured Ph.D. studies. For detailed information about the German doctorate, please click here.

Funding and Scholarships


Administrative Support

Qualification Program

General information about doing your doctorate at Technical University of Munich, which may differ from the information on this website, can be found on the website of TUM Graduate School. Please note that the information of the Graduate Center of TUM School of Management is binding for doctoral candidates of our Graduate Center.


Upon completion of this program our doctoral graduates will

  • have expert scientific knowledge in their field of specialization.
  • be problem-solvers for complex scientific issues.
  • be effective communicators of scientific issues.
  • be responsible scientists.
  • be active scientists in a global world.


Do you have further questions or need additional information? We are happy to offer you assistance with all issues regarding your TUM School of Management experience. Please reach out to us via phone or email or see the Business hours of our offices for personal consultation. You can also send us your inquiry by means of our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Janine Rothenburger
    Grade Management, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25033
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1566
  • E-Mail
  • Office hours

    By appointment
    Responsibilities: registration to list of doctoral candidates, DocGS, submission of doctoral thesis, proofreading service, internationalization grants, certificates

  • Stephanie Roas
    Program Manager, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25080
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1545
  • E-Mail
  • Office hours

    No appointments required:
    Tue 09:00-12:00 and
    Wed 13:30-16:30
    January 14: from 09:00-10:30 only
    Responsibilities: program management, project management

  • Skype-Account (only during office hours, only text chat possible)