Doctoral Program

Doctoral Course Program

Please note

  • The registration for our doctoral courses is binding.
  • From the course program, all doctoral candidates who entered the list of doctoral candidates after January 1, 2014, have to complete at least four courses in Methods/Theory and one research skills seminar or five courses in Methods/Theory. Each doctoral course has to be on doctoral level and has to be equivalent to 4 ECTS and a minimum of 22.5 hours class time.
  • Doctoral candidates who would like to hand in their docotral thesis must contact the Graduate Center in time (at least three months in advance) in order to request the approval form before submitting your dissertation to make sure your doctoral course program is completed. Please note that there are different approval forms according to the entry date to the list of doctoral candidates and the membership status in the Graduate School.
  • All doctoral courses are taught in English.

Title
Description
Lecturer
Course Dates
Applied Econometrics: an introduction

This doctoral course aims at giving doctoral students an overview of the essentials quantitative ...

This doctoral course aims at giving doctoral students an overview of the essentials quantitative methods. We will not focus on the econometrics, but aim at developing the students’ understanding of what the methods are all about and how they work in practice. The course is taught over 5 days. We expect all students to read all the required readings and be prepared to discuss as the class will be interactive. Attendance is mandatory! We have combined lectures that provide an overview of the different concepts as well as more applied exercises that employ the techniques we will discuss. All examples will be illustrated using STATA. Please bring your own laptops – if you do not have STATA, please apply for a 30-day test version by the end of September here: http://www.dpc-software.de/index.php?id=488.

Syllabus:  Applied Econ SS 18

Registration: hanna.hottenrott@tum.de (no later than June 15, 2018)


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Prof. Dr. Hanna Hottenrott

19-25 July 2018
Introduction to Management Research

This course aims to endow first year PhD candidates with the fundamental knowledge and
unde...

This course aims to endow first year PhD candidates with the fundamental knowledge and
understanding for planning, designing, and evaluating a research project and writing a paper.

Syllabus: Introduction To Management Research

Registration: michael.zaggl@tum.de


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Prof. Dr. Christoph Stockstrom (NORDAKADEMIE Graduate School), Dr. Michael Zaggl (TUM School of Management)

09-12 July, 2018
PhD Seminar on Scholarly Writing

In this course, we learn the principles of excellent academic writing. To that end, we start with...

In this course, we learn the principles of excellent academic writing. To that end, we start with macro issues (finding your story, developing claims, elements going into the sections of a paper, etc.) and then move on to increasingly more micro issues such as good paragraphing, building strong sentences, choosing the right words, and avoiding German English. Importantly, we also consider ethical issues related to academic writing and publishing. Finally, participants will learn more about the publication process and submit their own writing to peer review by a group of 3-4 other participants. Thus, at the end of the course, everyone will be equipped with a writing toolbox as well as feedback on their own written work.

Prequisit for participation: Participants should have written at least one research paper.

Registration: tba soon


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Prof. Christoph Fuchs, PhD

September 2018
Topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics

The course pursues three main goals: (A) I will introduce you to the research frontier in
b...

The course pursues three main goals: (A) I will introduce you to the research frontier in
behavioral and experimental economics. What are the main historical milestones? What have been the
hot topics of recent years? In which direction is the literature currently moving? (B) You will learn to
recognize some essential features of good (and not so good) behavioral/experimental papers and be
able to apply that knowledge to your own work. (C) We will practice the essential skill of pitching
one’s own experimental/behavioral research effectively to others, be it at a conference, over
lunch/dinner/coffee, in an interview slot with an invited seminar speaker, in a taxi, etc.

Syllabus: Topics In Behavioral And Experimental Economics

Registration: m.kurschilgen@tum.de (until April 1)


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Prof. Dr. Michael Kurschilgen

24 April, 8 May, 15 May, 14 Juni, 10 Juli
Readings in Empirical Accounting Research

This course focuses on empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical,
method...

This course focuses on empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical,
methodological and technical aspects of this research program.

Syllabus: Readings In Empirical Accounting Research

Registration: benedikt.downar@tum.de (by 3 April 2018)


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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger

Kick-off: 10 April 2018
Paper Development Workshop

The goal of this course is to increase your odds of publishing in a top journal. What is a top jo...

The goal of this course is to increase your odds of publishing in a top journal. What is a top journal? For this course, it will be the “Top 6” (AMJ, AMR, ASQ, ManSci, OrgSci, SMJ) and leading journals in other disciplines (e.g., AJS, ASR, MISQ, Nature, Science…). In turn, we will focus on what the requirements for publications in these journal are. Usually, this boils down primarily to one thing: how can I make a “theoretical contribution?”

Syllabus: Paper Development Workshop

Registration: o.alexy@tum.de (by 31 March 2018)


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Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy

4 May, 18 May, 6 June 2018
Economics of Aging

The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several sociological and economic aspects of demo...

The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several sociological and economic aspects of demographic change. A special focus will be given to the analysis of: 1) the consequences of aging for the sustainability of the social security systems; 2) the interactions between economic decisions and health outcomes and 3) the consequences of aging on labor, capital and goods markets.

Basic knowledge of the empirical research methods is essential. The successful completion of courses like “empirical research methods”, “angewandte Statistik”, “empirische Wirtschaftsforschung”, “consumer behavior research methods” is highly recommended.

Time & Location: Wednesdays, 10.30 to 12.00 a.m., Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Room 313, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München

Registration: kneip@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de (by 9 April 2018)


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Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan
(Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)

Kick-Off: 18 April 2018
Applied Choice Analysis

The course will introduce choice modelling techniques for consumer and marketing analysis. After<...

The course will introduce choice modelling techniques for consumer and marketing analysis. After
starting with the theory of consumer choice, the course will discuss different types of choice data
available. The main part of the course will focus on choice experiments. It discusses the specifics
of choice experiments, possible experimental designs and data collection procedures.
Participants will be familiarized with data handling and analysis considering conditional logit,
random parameters logit and latent class analysis. To obtain an overview of the literature,
participants will present papers from their respective field.

Syllabus: Applied Choice Analysis

Registration: https://www.agraroekonomik.de/Doctoral_program/index.html


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Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen
Dr. Matthias Staudigel

14-18 May, 2018
Corporate finance and governance – theory and current methodological issues

This PhD course will present a review of research topics in the area of corporate finance and cor...

This PhD course will present a review of research topics in the area of corporate finance and corporate governance and allows participants to obtain feedback on their research. The course will be devoted to lectures discussing different topics and empirical strategies in corporate finance and corporate governance. Potential topics include CEOs, shareholder activism / corporate governance, labor and finance, entrepreneurship, as well as CSR, and key insights of different papers, their data, empirical strategy, and main limitations. This will provide participants with exposure to various research topics within corporate finance and corporate governance and to different state-of-the-art empirical methodologies. Parts of the course will be built around (i) presentations of PhD research papers written by the participants; and (ii) discussions of (others) recent (working) papers by participants. All presentations should be performed in a way that all of us learn something about these papers. For papers written by participants: It is fine to present papers that are preliminary and early work. The course will also be used to discuss interesting institutional features of academia, including how to write and structure papers and the role of conferences and finance journals.

Registration: daniel.urban@tum.de (by 26 April, 2018)


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Daniel Metzger (Stockholm School of Economics)

20-22 June, 2018
Optimization Methods for Large-Scale Networks

This course covers modeling and optimization methods for planning efficient and reliable operatio...

This course covers modeling and optimization methods for planning efficient and reliable operations in largescale logistics networks. We will examine recent use cases in transportation and production and discuss which models and techniques are appropriate for certain applications. Topics that are covered range from classic network flow models via decomposition approaches for multi-commodity problems to advanced topics such as time-expanded networks or traffic equilibrium models.
Where possible, we will identify research papers and cases that are close to the PhD projects of the participants.

Registration: jannik.matuschke@tum.de (by 10 April 2018)

Syllabus: https://www.or.tum.de/en/teaching/summer2018/optimizationlargescale/

 


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Dr. Jannik Matuschke

The course will take place in July 2018.
Basic Neuroscience for Organisational Research and Economics

This seminar aims at teaching the basics of cognitive neuroscience and how it is applied more or ...

This seminar aims at teaching the basics of cognitive neuroscience and how it is applied more or less meaningfully in management and organisational research. We will specifically focus on non-invasive brain stimulation, electroencephalogram, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Graduate students will be enabled to understand these methods, successfully read respective papers and their method section, and to assess the potential as well as the pitfalls of neuroscientific methods in their fields of research.

Syllabus: Basic Neuroscience For Organisational Research And Economics

Registration: kerstin.loewe@tum.de (by 20 April 2018)


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Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, Dr. Franziska Emmerling

23 May, 13 June, 20 June, 2 July 2018
Advanced Econometrics

Econometric methods are important in many fields of management research. In order to derive meani...

Econometric methods are important in many fields of management research. In order to derive meaningful and robust results, one has to know these methods and understand them well. This course shall convey advanced econometric methods, with a focus on approaches to identification such as instrumental variables and propensity score matching. Depending on the participants’ needs, the emphasis can be shifted to some extent; we will discuss the selection of topics at the kick-off session. The focus will be on applicable knowledge, not so much on details of the theory. Having participated in an introductory Ph.D. level course in econometrics is required, such as “Applied Econometrics: An Introduction” by Professor Hottenrott.

Syllabus:Advanced Econometrics

Registration: at kick-off session


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Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel

Kick-off 17 April 2018, 14-17 h, room 2539. Further dates to be announced.
Title
Description
Lecturer
Course Dates
Quantitative Content Analytic Methods: Applications to Organizational Research (Methods/Theory)

Content analysis refers to a family of research methods concerned with the systematic inference o...

Content analysis refers to a family of research methods concerned with the systematic inference of meaning from communications. Content analytic research spans the divide between qualitative and quantitative research, facilitating research that marries the richness of qualitative techniques with the generalizability of quantitative techniques. This seminar provides a broad understanding of content analytic methods and how they can be applied in organizational research. A specific emphasis of this seminar is to provide an overview of techniques associated with computer-aided text analysis (CATA), a valuable technique for extracting meaning from texts such as mission statements, annual report narratives, political speeches, and other forms of written or transcribed communications. Examples will largely focus on discussing research design ideas for quantitative studies in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business.
Registration:
Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst nicola.breugst@tum.de


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Professor Jeremy Short: University of Oklahoma

October 4-5, 2017 (9 am to 5 pm)
Room: Z534 (main campus)
Introduction to Organization Theory (Methods/Theory)

In this course, we want to familiarize students early in their PhD with organization theory—thi...

In this course, we want to familiarize students early in their PhD with organization theory—this should be the first course you take on this topic. We will first scrutinize what theory is and how you enter an academic conversation, before we move on to jointly discuss eight “brands” of theory that are currently influential in management research. Of course, this list is not exclusive, and we strongly encourage you to (at least!) use this course as a launch pad to endeavor on more in-depth explorations of those branches of management theory that are most relevant to you. Finally, we will look at how contributions to theory can be made today.
While we welcome students from all disciplines of business administration, we will focus largely on those subfields that are represented by Academy of Management division that conduct research at the firm-level.

For more Information click here.

Registration: Please submit to Prof. Alexy a cover letter and up-to-date academic resume. In your cover letter, please specify the topic and state of your PhD thesis (if you have no topic yet, say that), and why and how you think that taking this specific course will help you become a better scholar, and what scholar you would like to become.


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Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy

Expected first course date:
20 October 2017
Entrepreneurship Research Institute (Building 5433) at Garching (Room 2001),
from 9am-12pm
Topics in Finance Research (Methods/Theory)

This PhD course will cover recent (unpublished) finance research. Renowned researchers from vario...

This PhD course will cover recent (unpublished) finance research. Renowned researchers from various European universities will present their latest research in the fields of asset pricing, corporate finance, and financial intermediation. Extensive discussion in class is encouraged. Thereby, students will learn to know and discuss critically current topics in finance. They will also learn more about state-of-the-art research methodologies.
Registration: daniel.urban@tum.de
October 20, 2017


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Various speakers from various European universities

The course takes place throughout the full academic year (WS17/18 + SS18).
Students need to participate for a sufficient amount of presentation time (22,5 hours) to arrive at the full credit of 2 SWS.
Potential ways of participation:
Finance seminar series
• Munich Finance day (2x per year, usually at the end of January / July)
Research Seminar in Energy Markets (Methods/Theory)

The seminar discusses topical issues in the field of energy markets. Topics include but are not l...

The seminar discusses topical issues in the field of energy markets. Topics include but are not limited to:
(1) Pricing and hedging for structured contracts and physical resources on energy markets
(2) Modelling of energy prices
(3) Modeling and managing risk in energy markets
(4) Efficiency and market power in power markets
(5) Renewables: Cost efficiency, subsidies, and market integration
(6) Fundamental models for power markets.

Registration:
Prof. Dr. David Wozabal: David.Wozabal@tum.de


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Prof. Dr. David Wozabal

Kick-Off: 16 Nov, 10:00 h, room 3540 (New!)
Sustainable Operations Management (Methods/Theory)

Sustainability has played an increasingly important role in operations management. The quantifica...

Sustainability has played an increasingly important role in operations management. The quantification of environmental impacts as well as their consideration in quantitative operations management methodologies, however, often leads to complex multi-objective optimization problems.

This course focuses on the challenges of including sustainability in operations management. Particularly the integration of sustainability assessments in modelling approaches for operations and supply chain management (e.g. in mathematical-programming-based multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approaches) is considered. The course includes an introduction to sustainability and to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which is one of the most commonly used quantitative tools for the systematic evaluation of environmental aspects.

Using different research papers and cases, we investigate and illustrate different aspects of sustainable operations.

For more information click here.

Registration:
Martin Grunow (martin.grunow@tum.de) by November 1st, 2017 (with submission of CV to assess suitability of background)


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Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Verena Depping

November 8, 2017 10:30-18:00, December 6 and 8, 2017, 9:00 – 17:00
Economics of Aging (Methods/Theory)

The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several sociological and economic aspects of demo...

The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several sociological and economic aspects of demographic change. A special focus will be given to the analysis of: 1) the consequences of aging for the sustainability of the social security systems; 2) the interactions between economic decisions and health outcomes and 3) the consequences of aging on labor, capital and goods markets.
Basic knowledge of the empirical research methods is essential. The successful completion of courses like “empirical research methods”, “angewandte Statistik”, “empirische Wirtschaftsforschung”, “consumer behavior research methods” is highly recommended.

Registration: By e-mail to:
kneip@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de
until October 18, 2017


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Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

First date of the course: October 25, 2017, then subsequent sessions every Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m., seminar room 313, Munich Center for Economics of Aging Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik Seminar Room 313 Amalienstraße 33 80799 München http://www.mea.mpisoc.mpg.de/index.php?id=303
Research on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization (Methods/Theory)

Based on the Master-level course ...

Based on the Master-level course Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, latest research topics and challenges will be presented and discussed and venues for innovative research followed. Therefore, knowledge of the Master-level course is a pre-requisite for this advanced research seminar.

More information can be found here

Registration: christian.mandl@tum.de until December 15, 2017


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Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner, Christian Mandl, M.Sc.

Kick-Off: tba Presentations: March 5-7, 2018
PhD Seminar on Scholarly Writing

In this course, we learn the principles of excellent academic writing. To that end, we start with...

In this course, we learn the principles of excellent academic writing. To that end, we start with macro issues (finding your story, developing claims, elements going into the sections of a paper, etc.) and then move on to increasingly more micro issues such as good paragraphing, building strong sentences, choosing the right words, and avoiding German English. Importantly, we also consider ethical issues related to academic writing and publishing. Finally, participants will learn more about the publication process and submit their own writing to peer review by a group of 3-4 other participants. Thus, at the end of the course, everyone will be equipped with a writing toolbox as well as feedback on their own written work.

Prequisit for participation: Participants should have written at least one research paper.

Registration: tba soon


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Prof. Christoph Fuchs, PhD

September 2018
Qualitative Research

Qualitative research has become an established method of inquiry in human and social sciences,...

Qualitative research has become an established method of inquiry in human and social sciences,
including management and organizational research. Qualitative papers are published in leading
management journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal). In this seminar postgraduates of the
TUM School of Management will learn about the nature, designs, and methods of qualitative
research, including case studies and organizational ethnography. They will get familiar with research
methods of qualitative data collection and analysis. Furthermore, a short introduction to Maxqda is
given, a software programme for the documentation and analysis of qualitative data.

More information can be found here.


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Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz

Kick-Off: Monday, the 22th of January 2018, (2:00-6:00 p.m.) in the seminar room at the Chairs of Entrepreneurial Finance

Contact

  • Janine Rothenburger
    Grade Management, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25033
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1566
  • E-Mail phd-program@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    By appointment
    Out of Office: 13.06.2018 | 15.06.2018
    Responsibilities: registration to list of doctoral candidates, DocGS, submission of doctoral thesis, proofreading service, internationalization grants, certificates

  • Judith Pramsohler
    Program Manager, M.Sc. Management, Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25246
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1543
  • E-Mail phd-program@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Wed 13:30-16:30h and on appointment
    Changes: 13 June 13-15:30 h; no office hours 18-30 June
    Responsibilities: program management, project management, course program