Prerequisite for a doctorate at the TUM School of Management is a degree with an above average grade (Master, Diplom or equivalent), meaning an overall score of at least 2.5 or the rating “good”. If you have a foreign degree you are requested to undergo a recognition of your foreign degree. The recognition process is integral part of the application to the doctoral list.
Furthermore, you are responsible for finding a supervisor for your doctoral research. Please contact the professor in question directly with your documents (CV, letter of motivation, research proposal, certificates, references and publications). Research at the TUM School of Management is clustered in five Academic Departments:
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Finance & Accounting
- Marketing, Strategy & Leadership
- Economics & Policy
You can find an overview of all professors and their Academic Departments on the website of our faculty. Please note that there are no application deadlines for doctoral candidates nor are language tests required. Please note that we do not award an international PhD title but a German doctorate (“Doktortitel”, e.g. “Dr. rer. pol.”).
The application process for doctoral candidates is highly competitive. Please refrain from contacting the faculty members over and over again if you do not receive a positive answer.