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 doctoral 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.
  • If not indicated differently, all doctoral courses are taught in English.

Title
Description
Lecturer
Course Dates
Advanced Analytics
Analytics (business analytics, or data analytics) is a process of using data and modelling to suppor...

t decisionmaking, including predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. There are many innovative methods in analytics. In this course, the students will study some advanced models by reading recent articles in leading journals.

Every Thursday morning. Dates could be coordinated with participants. If possible, the course will be held in person; otherwise, via Zoom.

workload: 6 ECTS

 

Syllabus: Advanced Analytics

Registration: self registration in moodle (Passphrase “DocProg”)


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Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie (TUM)

Kick-off September 16, 2021, 9:00 pm – 10:30 am via Zoom
every Thursday morning. Dates could be coordinated with participants.
If possible, the course will be held in person; otherwise, via Zoom.
Advanced Topics in Finance Research
The goal of this course is to present and discuss current state-of-the-art research in finance. Ther...

efore, renowned researchers from various international universities will present their latest research in 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.

The target audience is Ph.D. students and post-docs in finance. A requisite for participation is a specialization in finance and/or accounting.

 

Syllabus: Advanced Topics In Finance

Registration: Please send an email to matthias.hanauer[at]tum.de by October 15, 2021. In your email, please state your department and specify the topic and state of your Ph.D. thesis or research area (post-docs). Strict preference will be given to individuals with a specialization in finance and/or accounting.


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Various speakers from various European universities

The course takes place throughout the full academic year (WS 21/22 + SS 22).
Students need to participate for a sufficient amount of presentation time (22.5 hours) to arrive at the full credit of 4 ETCS.

Potential ways of participation:
Finance seminar series (each sessions counts 1.67 hours)
• Munich Finance day (usually counts 3 hours, takes place 2x per year, usually at the end of January / July, dates can be found here).
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: By email to franziska.emmerling@tum.de


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Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus (TUM), Dr. Franziska Emmerling (TUM)

Session I: 04.11., 9:30-12:00 & 13:00-15:00, digital
Session II: 18.11., 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00, digital
Session III: 19.11., 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00, digital
Session IV: 03.12., 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00, digital
Collection and analysis of qualitative empirical data – an introduction
This seminar is a 3-day intensive seminar. For TUM doctoral students, this seminar meets the minimum...

requirement of 22.5 full-time attendance hours. The seminar provides an introduction to qualitative methods of empirical research. For this purpose, the collection and analysis of qualitative empirical data using dif-ferent methods and tools is discussed on the basis of current pa-pers and the advantages and disadvantages are worked out. The focus of the seminar is the development of a procedure to collect and subsequently analyze qualitative data. This is done in the context of group work. The aim of the seminar is to enable the participants to use qualitative methods of empirical social re-search in their research environment in order to conduct empiri-cal surveys.

 

Syllabus: Collection And Analysis Of Qualitative Empirical Data

Registration: All interested doctoral students must register by e-mail (e-mail: wisekretariate@wi.tum.de) at least one week before the start of the event.


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Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann (TUM)

03. - 05.12.2021, Kitzbühel
Economics of Aging
The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several economic and sociological 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.

Solid knowledge of quantitative empirical research methods is essential. Successful prior completion of “Applied Econometrics” (Prof. Hottenrott) or comparable courses is required. Successful completion of “Advanced Econometrics: Causal Inference” (Prof. Henkel) or comparable courses is strongly recommended.

 

Syllabus: Economics of Aging

Registration: By e-mail to kneip@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de until September 27, 2021


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

Wednesdays, 10.30 to 12.00 a.m.

The course takes place throughout the term (incl. lecture-free time). Students need to participate for a sufficient amount of presentation time (22.5 hours) to arrive at the full credit of 4 ETCS.

Kick-Off: October 6
Location: Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Room 313, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München

Note: The course will be held online (via gotomeeting) until further notice.
Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
Sustainable development has emerged as a prominent concept for business and society, and there is in...

creasing recognition that a fundamental transformation is needed to tackle major environmental and social problems. Entrepreneurship has the potential to play a key role in the pursuit of sustainable development. In this seminar, we will provide an overview of research on entrepreneurship for sustainable development, discuss ongoing conversations and ample opportunities for future research in this dynamic, and vibrant field.

 

Syllabus: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

Registration: The seminar is mainly targeted at doctoral students from the TUM School of Management (including Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, Straubing and Heilbronn) with a special focus on entrepreneurship. Doctoral students from other TUM schools interested in entrepreneurship for sustainable development are also welcome. Due to the interactive nature (and safety regulations relating COVID 19), the seminar is limited to 15 participants. If you are interested in the seminar, send a short letter of motivation and CV as one pdf file to Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz (email: Frank.Belz@tum.de) until September 30, 2021.


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Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz (TUM)
Prof Dr. Claudia Doblinger (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Siddharth Vedula (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey York (Leeds School of Business)

The first day will take place at the main campus in Munich to get to know to each other, and set the stage. The final day will take place at the green campus in Weihenstephan to: discuss the research project proposals; get feedback from your fellow students as well as instructors; and celebrate the end of the seminar together in the “lecture hall number 13”, i.e. the beergarden of the oldest brewery of the world. All other classes will take place online, enabled by Zoom.
Entrepreneurship Research with OT Lens
This is an introductory reading course to entrepreneurship research, with the theoretical lens in th...

e areas of organizational theory and strategy. Entrepreneurship is defined as the creation and growth of business ventures, either as new organizations or inside existing ones, and as transformation of existing organizations. This course covers fundamental readings and current research with an emphasis on business venture creation, including topics in industry emergence, industry evolution, supply of entrepreneurs, opportunity recognition/development, resource mobilization and new perspectives in understanding emergence of opportunities, organizations, and markets.

 

Syllabus: Entrepreneurship Research with OT Lens

Registration: The registration method will be through application letter. If anyone is interested in attending the seminar, please send a cover letter and CV to my email (amy.zhaoding@tum.de) until October 1.


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Prof. Amy Zhao-Ding, Ph.D. (TUM)

14.10.2021, 21.10.2021, 28.10.2021, 04.11.2021, 11.11.2021, 25.11.2021, 03.12.2021, 09.12.2021, 16.12.2021, 07.01.2022
Levering on the latest advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP)
The course …(1) equips participants with tools and information how to preprocess textual data (2) ...

The course …(1) equips participants with tools and information how to preprocess textual data
(2) provides an overview of the state-of-the-art methods in Natural Language Processing (e.g., pre-trained language models),
(3) offers guidance regarding the application of these methods to various textual content, which enables the participants to use these techniques within their own research projects.
(4) gives access to an interdisciplinary workshop where international guest speakers present their latest research projects

The course provides two lectures, three interactive sessions, a two-day workshop with international guest speakers as well as a presentation day, during which participants are expected to present their textual analysis related research proposals. Participation in the pre-workshop day, active participation during the workshop (presentation of own research project or discussion of research presentation), and presentation of the own research proposal are necessary to pass this course.

The course starts on 17th Novermber 2021, one day prior to a two-day interdisciplinary workshop on NLP at the TUM Campus in Heilbronn. At the pre-workshop day there will be two lectures, followed by three interactive sessions in which participants will be able to apply state-of-the art NLP methods to different forms of text. The two-day workshop contains multiple presentations of recent research projects in Finance and Management that leverage on textual analysis.

Each participant should actively participate in the workshop by either presenting his/her own textual related project at the workshop or by discussing a paper that is presented at the workshop.
In addition, each participant is expected to draft a textual analysis-related research project which has to be presented in a separate virtual meeting about two weeks after the workshop. The allowed presentation time is 20 minutes, followed by a ten minutes Q&A.

It is recommended to participate in this course if you are currently conducting or plan to conduct textual analysis within one of your research projects.

 

Syllabus: Levering On The Latest Advances In Natural Language Processing

Registration link will be shared with you in this Moodle course (Please enrol in it) on September 1 and the 12 available spots will be served on a first-come, first-served basis


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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller (TUM)

pre-workshop Nov 17
Nov 18-19 on campus
presentation day Dec 1 Zoom
Mastering the Review Process: Writing of and Responding to Peer-Reviews
The course … (1) provides an overview of the peer-review process in international scientific journ...

als in business (i.e., submission procedures and requirements, editorial decisions, hierarchies),

(2) offers guidance regarding how to write constructive reviews (i.e., generic template for a review, review expectancies for different outlets and different publication stages, serving as a discussant),

(3) equips participants with tools and information how to analyze reviews which they received on their papers (i.e., identifying and aggregating received comments etc.),

(4) prepares participants with tools and information on how to respond to reviews (i.e., writing a response note).

The course provides practical examples from real peer review processes.

Formally, each participant requires a written paper draft. This paper will be reviewed by one other course participant. The paper should be a working paper and not be published.

The course is limited to 15 participants (first come, first served).

 

Syllabus: Mastering the Review Process: Writing of and Responding to Peer-Reviews

Registration: Please send an email to Office.cdt@wi.tum.de with a short registration request that includes your name and the title of your paper. Registration deadline: 20.10.2021.


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Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer (TUM)

Course will be held online via Zoom. Login details will be distributed after registration.

04.11.2021: Kick-off, administration, presentation by instructor (9:00-15.30)
01.12.2021: Q&A (10:45-12:30)
12.01.2022: Presentation day 1 (9:00-17.30)
13.01.2022: Presentation day 2 (9.00-17.30)
Ph.D. Seminar on Advanced Research in Supply Chain Management
Several research methods have been established in the area of supply chain management. In this modul...

e, we will focus on three highly relevant methods that have been used in a series of leading and thought-provoking studies. In particular, we will discuss applications of (1) game theory, (2) econometrics, and (3) experiments in the area of supply chain management. While we will introduce each of these methods, we will also discuss state-of-the-art research that applies at least one of these methods.

This seminar is open for all Ph.D. students at TUM School of Management who are interested in learning more about state-of-the-art research methods in supply chain management.

There are no formal prerequisites for this seminar.

Starting on November 24, each week on Wednesday (10:30-12:45), there will be a 135-minutes session. The course ends after 14 sessions.

 

Syllabus: Ph.D. Seminar on Advanced Research in Supply Chain Management 

Registration: Please send an email to Office.cdt@wi.tum.de with a short registration request


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Prof. Dr. David Wuttke (TUM)

Course will be held in person on TUM Campus Heilbronn in weekly sessions starting on November 24 (if the pandemic permits)
Psychological Theories
What this course is: This course gives an introduction to the psychological theories and concepts th...

at have been most influential for management research and practice. It is very interactive in nature and requires active participation in presentations and discussions.

What this course is not: This course is not focused on one particular psychological theory but discusses various theories that have implications for management research and practice.

 

Syllabus: Psychological Theories

Registration: By email to mojtaba.salem@tum.de (Mojtaba Salem) until December 7, 2021. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.


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Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus (TUM), Dr. Mojtaba Salem (TUM)

December 7, 2021, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
January 18, 2022, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
February 9, 2022, 900 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
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, Organisation Studies, Journal of Business Venturing). In this seminar you will learn about the nature of qualitative research, different approaches, and research designs. Furthermore, you will become familiar with the facets and nuances of qualitative data collection and analysis.

 

Syllabus: Qualitative Research

Registration: Since the seminar is very interactive in nature, it is limited to 15 participants. If you are interested in the seminar, send a short letter of motivation and CV to Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz (email: Frank.Belz@tum.de) until October 6, 2021.


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Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz (TUM)

Hybrid Format (onsite and online)

19.10.2021, 26.10.2021, 09.11.2021, 16.11.2021, 23.11.2021
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
and 14.12.2021
9:15 am - 5 pm

The first introductory session on October 19, 2021 (9:15-13:00) will be held onsite at the main campus of the Technical University Munich (Room: tbd).
The following four sessions will be held online.
The last session with in-depth feedback to the qualitative research paper proposals will be held in person on December 14, 2021 (9:15- 17:00) at the green campus in Weihenstephan.
Research on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization
Course aims – What this course is A structured introduction to learning methodological approac...

Course aims – What this course is
A structured introduction to learning methodological approaches for successful research in stochastic models in logistics and supply chain management at the beginning of the PhD program. It is expected that all participants will prepare one core topic and present this to the other participants.

 

Syllabus: Research on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization

Registration: Apply until December 10 by sending an email to: stefan.minner@tum.de


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Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner (TUM)

Kickoff-Meeting on December 13, 1pm in room 1577 or Zoom. 3 day block course on February 28 - March 2, 2022
Sustainable Operations Management
Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in operations management. Quantifying environmen...

tal impacts as well as considering them in management decisions requires advanced multi-method approaches. Participants will therefore be qualified to combine methodologies from different domains to create effective decision support. Such multi-method based approaches are at the core of modern operations research reaching out to neighboring disciplines.

We investigate how sustainability assessments can be obtained and integrated in modelling approaches for operations and supply chain management. 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. We will also introduce multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approaches such as multi-objective optimization (MOO) and show how both LCA and MCDM can be combined to provide insights.

The state-of-the-art will be summarized drawing on recent textbooks on sustainable operations and MCDM, review papers, and research papers. However, a large part of the class will be devoted to the solution of a new case recently developed by the lecturers (Verena Depping, Martin Grunow, Bryndis Stefansdottir: How to Quantitatively Assess the Sustainability of Supply Chains: Learning from the Example of Novel Dairy Products, The Case Center, Case – No. 619-0051-1, 2019, https://casecent.re/p/166493)

 

Syllabus: Sustainable Operations Management

Registration: Please register by sending an email to Martin Grunow (martin.grunow@tum.de) by January 10, 2022 (with CV and half-page description of PhD project).


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Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow (TUM)

February 8, 2022 09:00-18:00, March 8 and 9, 2022, 09:00 – 18:00
Location: TUM Main Campus Arcisstr., room 1517/1519
Title
Description
Lecturer
Course Dates
Advanced Econometrics: Causal Inference
Econometric analysis aims at uncovering economic mechanisms, their causes and effects. Understanding...

the mechanisms behind a phenomenon is indispensable if one is to give advice to managers or policy makers, or to build theory. Simple regressions on cross-sectional data show associations, but not causality, so we need more sophisticated methods. This course shall convey econometric methods that allow causal inference, or at least to come closer to uncovering causal effects. The focus will be on applicable knowledge, less on details of the theory.

 

Topics comprise various methods to address selection issues and come close to causality:
1. Randomized controlled trials and natural experiments
2. Matching
3. Regression discontinuity design
4. Instrumental variables
5. Panel data
6. Differences-in-Differences
7. Heckman selection models

 

Prerequisites: Participants need to have econometrics knowledge corresponding to an introductory Ph.D. level course in econometrics. Ideally, they should have participated in such a course, e.g. in “Applied Econometrics: An Introduction” by Professor Hottenrott. They should also have basic knowledge of STATA or R. Free self-study material for STATA and R can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/ econometricsacademy, and for R specifically here (introduction) and here (regressions).

 

Syllabus: Advanced Econometrics: Causal Inference

Registration: Until April 9, 2021, via Moodle.


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Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel (TUM)

Kick-off April 15, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm via Zoom. The course will be taught as a series of seven half-day seminars in June and July. Dates will be coordinated with participants. If possible, the course will be held in person; otherwise, via Zoom.
Behavioral and Experimental Economics
This course is aimed at all PhD students who (plan to) work experimentally and/or whose research foc...

usses on understanding human behavior, from a variety of backgrounds (economics, management, psychology, etc.). Previous knowledge of economics, game theory and experimental methods will be helpful but not indispensable. Ideally you have already attended the Introduction in Experimental Economics course.

 

Syllabus: Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Registration: Email to m.kurschilgen@tum.de (before June 1, 2021). Please write BehavExpEcon as email subject. Applicants will be accepted on a FCFS basis.


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Prof. Dr. Michael Kurschilgen (TUM)

We will kick off the course on June 17. The other course dates are July 5, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26, 29. Each session will be from 9:00 to 12:00.
Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Research
This course provides an overview of the broad research field of entrepreneurship and family enterpri...

ses, and insight into a selected number of contemporary topics. The seminar is targeted at doctoral students, who intend to strengthen their theoretical knowledge in topics related to entrepreneurship and family enterprise.

 

Syllabus: Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Research

Registration: Since the seminar is very interactive in nature, it is limited to 15 participants. If you are interested in the seminar, send a short letter of motivation and CV until June 10, 2021 to office.gcfe@wi.tum.de


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Prof. Dr. Miriam Bird (TUM)

June 28, June 29, June 30, July 1, September 28 2021
Economics of Aging (Methods/Theory)
The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several economic and sociological 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.

 

Solid knowledge of quantitative empirical research methods is essential. Successful prior completion of “Applied Econometrics” (Prof. Hottenrott) or comparable courses is required. Successful completion of “Advanced Econometrics: Causal Inference” (Prof. Henkel) or comparable courses is strongly recommended.

 

Syllabus: Economics of Aging

Registration by e-mail to kneip@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de until March 29, 2021


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

Wednesdays, 10.30 to 12.00 a.m.

The course takes place throughout the term (incl. lecture-free time). Students need to participate for a sufficient amount of presentation time (22.5 hours) to arrive at the full credit of 4 ETCS.

Kick-Off: April 7
Location: Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Room 313, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München

Note: The course will be held online (via gotomeeting) until further notice.
Empirical Banking, Monetary Policy, and Regulation
The course will cover recent topics in the empirical banking literature, with a particular focus on ...

its interplay with monetary policy and recent crisis episodes. Students will obtain a thorough knowledge of the literature in empirical banking and learn to work with publicly available regulatory data (e.g., the disclosures by the European Banking Authority).

Topics covered will include:

  • New evidence on banks’ business models: The deposit channel of monetary policy
  • The European Sovereign debt crisis and monetary policy responses
  • Household leverage and its effect on economic growth
  • New evidence on the role of credit supply and household demand shocks for economic growth
  • The role of banks in the Covid-19 crisis

 

Syllabus: tbd

Registration: Please send an e-mail to lisa.knauer@tum.de. The registration deadline is June 23, 2021. Applicants will be accepted on a FCFS basis.


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Prof. Tim Eisert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

June 30, 2021 and July 1, 2021 9am - 6:30pm,
July 2, 2021 9am - 4:30pm
Eye Tracking for Organisational Research and Economics (how to develop, conduct, and analyse your own eye tracking study)
This seminar aims at teaching the theoretical and practical basics of eye tracking and how it is app...

lied more or less meaningfully in management and organisational research. Graduate students will be enabled to understand eye tracking, successfully read respective papers and their method section, and to assess the potential as well as the pitfalls of eye tracking in their fields of research. Furthermore, graduate students will be familiarised with the complete research cycle of eye tracking studies (designing/developing, conducting and analysing eye tracking studies).

 

Syllabus: Eye Tracking for Organisational Research and Economics

Registration: Please send an e-mail to hannah.kunde@tum.de before August 2nd 2021 – including a brief description of your prior experience with eye tracking and your TUM-ID.


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Hannah Kunde (TUM),
Dr. Franziska Emmerling (TUM)

All sessions will take place online. The zoom-link will be send to participants before the first course day.
10.08.2021, 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
11.08.2021, 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00
23.08.2021, 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00
24.08.2021, 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Research (PhD level)
The course is designed as a ‘full immersion’ experience. On the one hand, we focus on issues aro...

und theory and the process of theorizing, such as the design of the research question, its embedding in an academic conversation, and the dos and don’ts of making theoretical contributions. On the other hand, we focus on the execution of the research question, including research methods and research design. Also, questions around the PhD process and academic careers will be tackled together. By immersing participants in such a “boot-camp” for entrepreneurship research, the intensive experience condensed in a week will have long term pay-offs when it comes to pre-empting many questions and uncertainties that normally arise during a thesis-writing process. The course is usually worth 5 ECTS, but can be stretched to 6 ECTS by individual assignments.

 

Syllabus: Introduction to Entrepreneurship Research

Registration: All eligible and interested doctoral candidates should send a one-page motivation letter (be sure to state your current stage and planned progress in your PhD) and current CV to Nicola Breugst, before April 26, 2021 (nicola.breugst@tum.de).


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Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy (TUM), Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst (TUM), Prof. Hana Milanov, PhD (TUM), Prof. Dr. Holger Patzelt (TUM)

Due to the pandemic, we will meet online on Zoom.
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. It will be particularly helpful for you if you consider using experimenTUM, TUM’s laboratory for experimental research in economics.

 

Syllabus: Introduction to Experimental Economics

Registration:

Write to Andreas Ostermaier no later than July 23, 2021 to sign up (ostermaier@sam.sdu.dk). Please state your primary research area and method. Mention also what motivates you to sign up for this course and whether you are planning to run an experiment.

If you have a research question or idea for an experiment that you would like to see as an assignment, remember to include a very brief proposal in your application. If you have any introductory readings, feel free to suggest these, too.

Please make sure you can attend the full course before signing up. From a pedagogical angle and out of fairness toward the other participants, you should not miss any part of the course for any reason, including the supervision of student exams.

 


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Dr. Andreas Ostermaier (University of Southern Denmark)

July 26–28, 2021 in room 0505.Z1.534Z
If so mandated by TUM’s health and safety requirements, the seminar will be held online.
Mastering the Review Process: Writing and Responding to Peer-Reviews
The course (1) provides an overview of the peer-review process in international scientific journals ...

in business (i.e., submission procedures and requirements, editorial decisions, hierarchies), (2) provides guidance regarding how to write constructive reviews (i.e., generic template for a review, review expectancies for different outlets and different publication stages, serving as a discussant), (3) helps students analyzing reviews they received for their papers (i.e., identifying and aggregating received comments etc.), (4) to respond to reviews (i.e., writing a response note). The course provides practical examples from real peer review processes. The course starts with an introductory presentation by the instructor. Then, participants write peer reviews for the papers of other participants. After receiving reviews for their papers, students respond to the received reviews by writing response letters. Students will present their responses to the class.

 

Syllabus: Mastering the Review Process: Writing of and Responding to Peer-Reviews

Registration: Please send an email to Office.cdt@wi.tum.de with a short registration request that includes your name and the title of your paper. Registration deadline: 15.04.2021.


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Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer (TUM)

Course will be held online via Zoom. Login details will be distributed after registration.
30.04.2021: Kick-off, administration, presentation by instructor (9.00-15.30)
19.05.2021: Intermediate Q&A (10.45-11.45)
25.06.2021: Presentation day 1 (9.00-17.30)
25.06.2021: Presentation day 2 (9.00-17.30)
Measurement of Business Phenomena
Researchers around the world produce not even remotely comprehensible (empirical) evidence on questi...

ons related to business research. After passing the course, the participants are aware of some of the archetypes of empirical approaches to measure business phenomena. The course demonstrates how seminal papers induced next-generation research approaches and makes the participants familiar with an exemplary set of well-established state-of-the-art measurement approaches.

 

Syllabus: Measurement of Business Phenomena

Registration: There is no limitation of the number of participants. For a registration, please send an informal email to the course instructor (michael.stich@tum.de) which includes your

  • family and given name,
  • position and postal address at the TUM, and
  • a short statement about your primary research interests (one or two informal phrases).

The registration deadline of the course is July 31, 2021.


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Prof. Dr. Michael Stich (TUM)

August 23 to 26, 2021
When the overall pandemic situation allows group meetings, the course is organized in a summer academy style at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. When there are reasonable threats and/or insufficient planning certainty, the course is offered in a Zoom-format. The decision on the format is communicated on May 21, 2021 through an updated version of this course announcement.
Networks and Organizations
The study of networks has become crucial for the understanding of organization. In this class, we di...

scuss research on social networks and examine how it informs our understanding of organizations – informing a variety of topics such as strategy, innovation, or entrepreneurship.

The goal of the class is to understand the theory as well as the methods underlying research on social networks.

 

Syllabus: Preliminary syllabus

Registration: via Moodle untill June 28, 2021. The number of participants is not limited.


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Prof. Henning Piezunka, Ph.D. (INSEAD)

July 5 – 9, 2021
Ph.D. Seminar on Advanced Dynamic Programming
Dynamic programming is an optimization approach that has been widely applied in operations managemen...

t. In this course, the students will study the advanced models in dynamic programming systematically. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand the mathematical derivation of dynamic programming, model the sequential decision-making problems, and find the optimal solution proficiently.

 

Syllabus: Ph.D. Seminar on Advanced Dynamic Programming

Registration: via Moodle


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Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie (TUM)

Every thursday morning from 9-12 am. The first kick-off meeting is on April 15.
Psychological Theories
This course gives an introduction to the psychological theories and concepts that have been most inf...

luential for management research and practice. At the end of the course participants will be familiar with the key concepts, respective empirical findings, and their application to management practice. To this end, each participant will be asked to present in class recent research pertaining to the theory s/he chooses, and to conduct an interactive exercise to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the theory’s relevance for management research and practice. During the kick-off session, participants wil receive an introduction to psychological research, and will be asked to choose one of the theories.

 

Syllabus: Psychological Theories

Registration: Please register via email (e.derrigo@tum.de) until April 30, 2021. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.


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Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus (TUM), Dr. Anna Brzykcy (TUM)

May 10, 2021, 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., online
May 31, 2021, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
June 14, 2021, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
The Regulation of Financial Markets
The course will cover investment opportunities in the private equities sphere with a focus on the po...

ssible vehicles in that sphere, the corporate governance aspects involved in the private equity market, the financial regulation of private equity and potential tax issues, and advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of private equity available, corporate as well as non-corporate.

 

These topics will be discussed generally and with a special focus on South Africa. South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa. Its economy is diversified and the most industrialized in Africa. It also is the only African G20 member. The economy is based on a large mining sector, but agriculture, financial services, manufacturing and a growing Fintech sector also form important components of the economy. In total, South Africa has one of the few upper middle class economies on the African continent according to the World Bank.

 

From an investment perspective, South Africa is regarded as an ideal emerging market destination. Arguably, investors seeking to invest in an emerging market consider various factors before deciding to invest. This holds true for every economy, but even more so in an emerging market economy. Relevant factors would be anything from efficient infrastructure, a predictable and independent judiciary, a skilled workforce, and a state of the art financial industry. Together with his doctoral students, Professor Stevens will analyze financial markets in South Africa and their regulatory context. The main outcome of his course will be the analysis, whether South Africa is a safe destination from a financial markets and regulatory perspective. The course will also provide an overview of how South Africa’s Financial Markets Act deals with insider trading.

 

This course is equivalent to 4 ECTS and 22.5 hours class time.

 

Syllabus: tbd

Registration: This course is for PhD students only! Please send an email to: sekretariat.jura@tum.de untill 01.05.2021. Max. 25 participants. First come first served.


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Prof. Richard Stevens, LL.M. (University of Stellenbosch)

Due to the pandemic, all sessions will take place online. The first kick-off meeting is on June 30. The dates for the remainder of the course will be discussed at the first class.
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Applied Econometrics: an introduction
This doctoral course aims at giving doctoral students an overview of essential 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. If you do not have a license, please make sure you can access a network license from the School of Management.

Syllabus: Applied Econometrics

Registration: hanna.hottenrott@tum.de


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Prof. Dr. Hanna Hottenrott

Location: online (Zoom)
Course time: 5 days: 23.3., 24.3., 26.3., 29.3., 31.3.2021 (approx. 9.30am - 4pm)
Data Analytics in Scientific Research – An Introduction
Das Ziel des 3-tägigen Seminars besteht darin den Doktoranden ein interdisziplinä­res Wissen zur ...

Anwendung von Data Analytics Lösungen im wissenschaftlichen Umfeld zu vermitteln. Im Seminar wird den Doktoranden ein ganzheitlicher Einblick im Vorgehen, von der Datenaufbereitung bis hin zur Interpretation der Analyseer­gebnisse, gelehrt. Ergänzend erfolgt eine Einführung in die Softwarelösung Alteryx, welche im Rahmen der Gruppenarbeit benötigt wird. Die in den Gruppen zu bear­beitenden Problemstellungen sollte den Doktoranden ermöglichen erste Erfahrun­gen mit Alteryx zu erlangen, die Grundlagen aus dem Seminar anzuwenden sowie Vor- und Nachteile eines solchen Analyse-Tools zu erkennen.

Syllabus: Data Analytics in Scientific Research – An Introduction

Registration: Alle interessierten Doktoranden müssen sich bis spätestens zwei Wochen vor Veranstaltungsbeginn per E-Mail anmelden (E-Mail: wi-sekretariate@wi.tum.de). Die Seminar ist ausgebucht.


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Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann / Dr. Sebastian Eckert

23. - 25.10.2020
Economics of Aging (Methods/Theory)
The seminar “Economics of Aging” will cover several economic and sociological 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 19, 2020


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

Wednesdays, 10.30 to 12.00 a.m.

Kick-Off: November 4
Location: Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Room 313, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München

Note: The course will be held online.
Mastering the Review Process: Writing of and Responding to Peer-Reviews
The course (1) provides an overview of the peer-review process in international scientific journals ...

in business (i.e., submission procedures and requirements, editorial decisions, hierarchies), (2) provides guidance regarding how to write constructive reviews (i.e., generic template for a review, review expectancies for different outlets and different publication stages, serving as a discussant), (3) helps students analyzing reviews they received for their papers (i.e., identifying and aggregating received comments etc.), (4) to respond to reviews (i.e., writing a response note). The course provides practical examples from real peer review processes. The course starts with an introductory presentation by the instructor. Then, participants write peer reviews for the papers of other participants. After receiving reviews for their papers, students respond to the received reviews by writing response letters. Students will present their responses to the class.

 

Syllabus: Mastering the Review Process: Writing of and Responding to Peer-Reviews

Registration: Please send an email to Office.cdt@wi.tum.de with a short registration request that includes your name and the title of your paper. Registration deadline: 21.10.2020.


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Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer

20.11.2020: Kick-off, administration, presentation by instructor (8.30-15.30)
18.12.2020: Presentation day 1 [reviews] (8.30-17.30)
15.01.2021: Presentation day 2 [responses] (8.30-17.30)
Paper Design Workshop
Academic conversations mainly progress through paper publications in academic journals – in short,...

these conversations depict how we, as academics, try to explain the world (i.e., how we theorize it). Accordingly, as academics, a key goal we have is to make substantive contributions to conversations through publications.

In that context, it is important to understand that not all papers and all journals are the same. Academic conversations are often led by publications in so-called top journals. That does not mean that all papers in top journals are good, or that papers published outside those journals are bad – however, given how we all have limited time (and, hence, often focus our reading time on top journals), publications in top journals carry more status and, in the logic of a self-fulfilling prophecy, that should attract better paper submissions, a stricter reviewing process, and, hence, higher quality on average.

Accordingly, a key question that follows to junior researchers who strive to make such a visible contribution to science (and for an academic career) is how to go about designing and writing top publications

Syllabus: Paper Design Workshop

Application process:
Please submit to o.alexy@tum.de by 15.11.2020: a cover letter, a full, up-to-date academic resume, the paper or paper idea you would like to bring into this course including any review(s) you may have potentially received on the paper previously. In your cover letter (no longer than 2 pages), please specify (1) the topic and state of your doctoral thesis, (2) why and how you think that taking this specific course will help you become a better scholar, (3) what scholar you would like to become, (4) the history of your paper (where does it come from, where has it been), and your goals for the paper (where do you want to submit it, when, and why), and (5) why you think this paper can make a contribution to academia, what that contribution is, and who would care.

Please note that no feedback can be provided on applications that are turned down.

 


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Oliver Alexy

27.11.2020
18.12.2020
29.01.2021
05.03.2021
All course session will take place ONLINE via Zoom from 8:30am to about 2:30 pm – a link with be provided later.
Ph.D. Seminar on Recent Research Advances in Analytics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management
Reading and comprehending academic studies is perhaps the most essential skill for conducting and pu...

blishing own research. At the end of this course, students will be able to critically discuss and analyze influential research papers published in top journals. For any given study, students will be able to read it carefully, analyze its strengths and weaknesses and point independently to possible future research perspectives.
Students will further become more independent researchers as they will understand (1) some of the key elements pertaining to successfully published studies, (2) how to make a significant contribution to literature, and (3) how to tell a story in a research publication.

Syllabus: Ph.D. Seminar on Recent Research Advances in Analytics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management

Registration: Registration for this course can be done through “self-enrollment” in Moodle: https://www.moodle.tum.de/course/view.php?id=59045.


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Prof. Kiesmüller (gudrun.kiesmueller@tum.de), Prof. Xie (jin-gui.xie@tum.de), and Prof. Wuttke (david.wuttke@tum.de) at TUM Campus Heilbronn

- The course takes place weekly in the winter semester (Vorlesungszeit).
- Kick-Off: November 5
- It is always on Thursday, 12:30 PM – 2:45 PM
- It takes place in the room L.2.41 on the TUM Campus Heilbronn
PhD Seminar on Academic Writing
This course aims at improving participant’ academic writing skills, and help them to publish paper...

s at leading journals. The course is an intensive one-week course, where participants are expected to focus exclusively on this course. Participants are expected to submit a piece of writing before the start of the seminar. This can be a draft of a conference paper or a draft of a regular paper. The goal is to course is to revise the written piece after each day of the PhD course. At the end of the course, the initially submitted piece of writing should be revised substantially and should be re-submitted to the professor. Participants should also actively take part in the discussions.

Prerequisites: First writing experience (in English). Please note that attendance is expected on all three days.

Syllabus: PhD Seminar on Scholarly Writing

Registration: By email to doctoralprogram@wi.tum.de. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. The maximum number of participants is 20. Please include information on your paper etc. that you would like to work on.


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Prof. Christoph Fuchs, PhD

Day 1: 18. March 2021 (online), 9:30 – ca. 16:45
Day 2: 22. March 2021 (online), 9:30 – ca. 16:45
Day 3: 24. March 2021 (online), 9:30 – ca. 16:45
Psychological Theories
This course gives an introduction to the psychological theories and concepts that have been most inf...

luential for management research and practice. At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with the key concepts, respective empirical findings, and their application to management practice. To this end, each participant will be asked to present in class recent research pertaining to the theory s/he chooses, and to conduct an interactive exercise to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the theory’s relevance for management research and practice. During the kick-off session, participants will receive an introduction to psychological research and will be asked to choose one of the theories.

 

Syllabus: Psychological Theories

Registration: By email to martin.fladerer@tum.de (Martin Fladerer) until November 9, 2020. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.


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Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, Dr. Martin Fladerer

November 9, 2020, 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., online
December 7, 2020, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
January 18, 2021, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., online
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. Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organisation Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Consumer Research). In this seminar you will learn about the nature of qualitative research, different approaches, and research designs. Furthermore, you will become familiar with the facets and nuances of qualitative data collection and analysis.

Syllabus: Qualitative Research

Registration: The seminar is targeted at doctoral students, who are in the beginning of their studies, and who intend to employ qualitative research. Since the seminar is very interactive in nature, it is limited to 15 participants. If you are interested in the seminar, send a short letter of motivation and CV until February 4, 2021 to Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz (email: Frank.Belz@tum.de).


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Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz

11.02.2021, 18.02.2021, 25.02.2021, 04.03.2021, 11.03.2021, 18.03.2021
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
Due to COVID-19 the doctoral seminar will take place online enabled by Zoom. The link will be shared with the accepted participants prior to the seminar.
Stochastic Models
Many real life system are subject to uncertainty and should therefore be modelled with stochastic mo...

dels. In this course we focus on the theory and the application of three different classes of stochastic models: Discrete Time Markov Chains, Continuous Time Markov Chains, and Markov Decision Processes. The students should gain knowledge about these models such that they are able to construct these models, and apply them to solve real life problems. For illustration we use among others models of inventory systems, manufacturing systems, maintenance systems, and queuing systems. Students should know how formulas for performance measures can be derived and how they can be computed. Further, the students learn numerical methods to obtain solutions. Additionally, we discuss methods to derive structural results and to obtain optimal policies.

Prerequisites: Participants should have basic knowledge in probability theory (Random variables, discrete and continuous distribution functions, conditional distributions, moments of random variables). The required prior knowledge includes the topics discussed in the first part (chapter 1 – 7) of the book from Stewart, W.J. (2009): Probability, Markov Chains, Queues, and Simulation, Princeton. Additionally, students should have basic programming experience.

Syllabus: Stochastic Models

Registration: Students who would like to participate should send an e-mail to office.cdt@wi.tum.de A maximum number of 15 students can participate.


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Prof. Dr. Gudrun P Kiesmüller

Online-Course: 15.03.2021 – 09.04.2021
Topics in Finance
The goal of this course is to present and discuss current state-of-the-art research in finance. Ther...

efore, 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.

The target audience are PhD students and post-docs in finance. A requisite for participation is a specialization in finance and/or accounting.

 

Syllabus: Topics in Finance

Registration: Please send an email to matthias.hanauer[at]tum.de by October 30, 2020. In your email, please state your department and specify the topic and state of your PhD thesis or research area (post-docs). Strict preference will be given to individuals with a specialization in finance and/or accounting.


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Various speakers from various European universities

The course takes place throughout the full academic year (WS 20/21 + SS21). Students need to participate for a sufficient amount of presentation time (22.5 hours) to arrive at the full credit of 4 ETCS.
Women and Entrepreneurship
Women entrepreneurs are starting businesses at a faster rate compared to the population at large. De...

spite this trend, women entrepreneurs are underrepresented in many industries, experience high failure rates, often start lifestyle venture that do not grow. Given these patterns, in the last decades there has been an increasing body of research on the topic, leading women’s entrepreneurship research to be established as a field of study. Women’s entrepreneurship research has influenced entrepreneurship domain by showing that entrepreneurship is a gendered phenomenon (Jennings & Brush, 2013). Women’s entrepreneurship research has been published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Annals and Administrative Science Quarterly. In the first part of the seminar, students will acquire knowledge of the foundations of women’s entrepreneurship field. During the second part, students will look at the main questions that define the field today and critically examine  ow researchers are approaching these questions. The seminar is targeted at Doctoral students, who are interested in understanding the gender issues in entrepreneurship.

Syllabus: Women and Entrepreneurship

Registration: Please send an email to daniela.gimenez@tum.de (before December 15, 2020).

Capacity: Max. 15 participants.


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Dr. Daniela Gimenez Jimenez

13.01.2021, 20.01.2021, 27.01.2021, 03.02.2021, 10.02.2021, 17.02.2021

Given the current pandemic, the doctoral seminar will take place via zoom from 9 am to 12:30 pm. The zoom link will be provided before the seminar starts.

Contact

  • Janine Rothenburger
    Grade Management, Doctoral Program, TUM Campus Munich
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25033
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1566
  • E-Mail doctoralprogram@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    I'm out of office from December 06 - 10, 2021 and from December 20 - 31, 2021.

    Please call us via phone or send us an email with your inquiry.
    Responsibilities: registration to list of doctoral candidates, DocGS, submission of doctoral thesis, proofreading service, internationalization grants, certificates

  • Stephanie Roas
    Program Manager, Doctoral Program, TUM Campus Munich
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25073
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1558
  • E-Mail doctoralprogram@mgt.tum.de
  • Phone consultation hours

    On appointment
    Responsibilities: program management, project management

  • Annette Rank von Bronk
    Grade Management, Doctoral Program, TUM Campus Heilbronn
  • Phone +49 (7131) 264 18603
  • Room Bildungscampus 2, 74076 Heilbronn
  • E-Mail doctoralprogram@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    Due to the current situation, our offices will remain closed for the time being.
    Please send us an e-mail instead.

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

  • Oliver Klein
    Program Manager, Doctoral Program, TUM Campus Heilbronn
  • Phone +49 (7131) 264 18607
  • Room Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn, D205
  • E-Mail doctoralprogram@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    Due to the current situation, we have decided to cancel our Student Visiting Hours. Instead, we offer consultations via phone:
    Mon: 8-9.30am, Wed: 1-2pm, Fr: 9-11am
    Responsibilities: program management, project management