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
Basic Neuroscience for Organisational Research and Economics – Module II
This seminar aims at teaching the basics of cognitive neuroscience and how it is applied more or les...

s meaningfully in management & organisational research, and economics. We will extend the knowledge students acquired in the first module of this course and focus on inventing and writing concrete research proposals applying neuroscientific methodology to our respective fields of research. Graduate students will be enabled to understand neuroscientific methods in depth, to widen their horizon regarding neuroscientific applications in organisational research, and to transfer their knowledge to their own research.

Syllabus: Basic Neuroscience for Organisational Research and Economics – Module II

Registration: By email to kerstin.loewe@tum.de until November 5, 2018. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis


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Dr. Franziska Emmerling & Prof. Claudia Peus

Session I: 03.12.2018
Session II: 12.12.2018
Session III: 17.01.2019
Session IV: 18.01.2019
Economics of Aging (Methods/Theory)
The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several sociological and economic aspects of demogra...

phic 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.

Syllabus: Economics of Aging (Methods/Theory)

Registration: By e-mail to: kneip@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de until October 1, 2018


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Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Tue 16.10. / Tue 23.10. / Wed 31.10. / Tue 06.11. / Wed 14.11 / Wed 21.11. / Wed 28.11. / Tue 4.12. / Tue 11.12. / Wed 19.12. / Wed 09.01. / Wed 16.01. / Tue 22.01. / Wed 06.02.
10.30 to 12.00 a.m.
Kick-Off: Tuesday October 16
Location: Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Room 313, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München
Introduction to Management Research
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.

At the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand what theory is and what theory is not
  • Be aware of the central decisions in the research process
  • Be able to design a research project
  • Be able to communicate their research

Syllabus: Introduction to Management Research

Registration: To apply, please send a short note to michael.zaggl@tum.de stating your name, PhD topic, and supervisor. We assign places on a first come first served basis.


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Prof. Dr. Stockstrom/Dr. Michael Zaggl

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

ding management and related fields. Qualitative papers are published in leading management journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal). In this seminar you will learn about the nature, design, and methods of qualitative data collection and analysis. The seminar is targeted at postgraduate students (PhD and post doc researchers), who intend to employ qualitative research designs and methods.

SyllabusQualitative Research.

Registration: If you want to attend and participate in the postgraduate seminar, write an email to: Frank.Belz@tum.de. The registration deadline for the seminar is the 17th of December 2018. Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz will confirm your registration and grant access to the required readings.


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Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz

January 07, 2019
January 14, 2019
January 21, 2019
Readings in Empirical Accounting Research
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 15 October 2018)

 

 


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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger

Kick-off: 16 October 2018
Research on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization (Methods/Theory)
Based on the Master-level course Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, latest research topics and ch...

allenges 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.
More information for Stochastic Modeling and Optimization.

Syllabus: Research on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization (Methods/Theory)

Registration: christian.mandl@tum.de until October 26, 2018


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

Kick-Off: tba
Presentations: January 30 - February 1, 2019
Research Seminar in Energy Markets (Methods/Theory)
The seminar discusses topical issues in the field of energy markets. Topics include but are not limi...

ted 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.

Syllabus: The seminar will cover topical research questions in the field of energy markets. Participants are expected to prepare presentations on selected topics related to their thesis projects and take an active role in discussions during the class. The range of possible topics spans applications of Operations Research, Finance, Risk Management, and Energy Economics.

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


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Prof. Dr. David Wozabal

Kick-Off: 17 October, 11:00 h, room 3540
Sustainable Operations Management (Methods/Theory)
Sustainability has played an increasingly important role in operations management. The quantificatio...

n 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.

Syllabus: Sustainable Operations Management

Registration:
Please register by sending an email to Martin Grunow (martin.grunow@tum.de) by October 1, 2018. Please provide:
• CV,
• description of PhD project, incl. supervisor (max 0.5 pages), and
• suggestion of 2 research papers that link the project to sustainable operations management (we will consider these suggestions in assigning a presentation topic to you).


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Verena Depping, Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Bryndis Stefansdottir

October 19, December 3 and 5, 2018, 10:00 – 18:00
Topics in Finance Research (Methods/Theory)
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. A requisite for participation is a specialization in finance and/or accounting. More information can be found here.

Syllabus: Topics In Finance

Registration: matthias.hanauer[at]tum.de by October 10, 2018


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Various speakers from various European universities

The course takes place throughout the full academic year (WS18/19 + SS19).
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, dates can be found here)
Title
Description
Lecturer
Course Dates
Advanced Econometrics
Econometric methods are important in many fields of management research. In order to derive meaningf...

ul 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.
Applied Choice Analysis
The course will introduce choice modelling techniques for consumer and marketing analysis. After sta...

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
Applied Econometrics: an introduction
This doctoral course aims at giving doctoral students an overview of the essentials quantitative met...

hods. 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
Basic Neuroscience for Organisational Research and Economics
This seminar aims at teaching the basics of cognitive neuroscience and how it is applied more or les...

s 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
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 corpor...

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

phic 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
Introduction to Experimental Economics
This course is for researchers on the doctoral or post-doctoral levels who are beginners in economic...

laboratory experiments. It will enable you to
– decide whether a laboratory experiment is appropriate to address some research question;
– find research questions in your area of interest that a laboratory experiment can address;
– develop an experimental design to address such a research question.
In addition, the course will offer you hands-on training on how to bring experiments to the laboratory. It will cover common practical issues, such as which software to use, how to recruit participants, or how to conduct an experiment.
The course will be most beneficial for you if you plan to run your own experiment soon. If you consider using experimenTUM, TUM’s laboratory for experimental research in economics, you are strongly encouraged to take it.

Syllabus: Exp Econ Syllabus

Registration: To apply, please write to Andreas Ostermaier until July 26, 2018 (ostermaier@sam.sdu.dk).


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Dr. Andreas Ostermaier, Assistant Professor of Accounting

July 30–August 1, 2018
Introduction to Management Research
This course aims to endow first year PhD candidates with the fundamental knowledge and understanding...

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
Optimization Methods for Large-Scale Networks
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.
Paper Development Workshop
The goal of this course is to increase your odds of publishing in a top journal. What is a top journ...

al? 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
PhD Seminar on Scholarly Writing
In this course, we learn the principles of excellent academic writing. To that end, we start with ma...

cro 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 working paper

Registration: phd-program@wi.tum.de, please include information on your current research papers


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Prof. Christoph Fuchs, PhD

10 Sept, 12 Sept and 17 Sept 2018
Readings in Empirical Accounting Research
This course focuses on empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical, methodological ...

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
Topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics
The course pursues three main goals: (A) I will introduce you to the research frontier in behavioral...

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
Use of Integer Programming Techniques to Solve Real World Planning and Scheduling Problems
The course gives an Introduction to integer programming, lagrangian relaxation (bundle method), stoc...

hastic optimization and much more (please see syllabus).

Syllabus: AdONE Seminar Outline

Registration: yoshimi.v.felbert@tum.de


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Prof. Jonathan F. Bard

August 1st – 3rd, 2018; 9:00 – 17:30, Room 0534

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: 30.11.2018 | 04.12.2018 | 07.12.2018 | 18.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
    Responsibilities: registration to list of doctoral candidates, DocGS, submission of doctoral thesis, proofreading service, internationalization grants, certificates

  • Judith Pramsohler
    Program Manager Doctoral Program
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25246
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1558
  • E-Mail phd-program@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Wed 13:30-16:30h and on appointment
    No office hours on 19 and 28 Nov; please contact me for an appointment
    Responsibilities: program management, project management