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Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management

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A doctorate opens up new horizons!

Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM) offers the structured, comprehensive doctoral programme Economics and Management with four possible profiles in Economics, Finance, Management and Data Science. The doctoral study programme is designed for three years. Each profile has its own curriculum.

  • Research orientation
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • International network
  • Cooperation with several faculties
  • Hospitality of (international) students
  • Double Degrees

BiGSEM is integrated at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics and the Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW).
BiGSEM is a member of the Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences a joint institution of different faculties and one central scientific institution.


Lectures & Courses

Overview of the current lectures and courses for BIGSEM doctoral candidates in the ekvv.

BiGSEM Economics/Finance candidates must participate in the BiGSEM Colloquium during the semester, where each doctoral candidate presents their work or discusses relevant papers at least once a year. The sessions begin at 4pm in room H9. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Overview lecture

BiGSEM Economics/Finance candidates must attend the Research Seminar during the semester, which features outside speakers and takes place on Tuesdays at 17:30 in room H9.

Overview of current events.

Here you can find the dates and topics of past and upcoming talks of the internal economic theory lunch seminar. It will take place approximately every other week at 12:15 p.m. in room V10-122.

Overview of current events

BiGSEM Management candidats must attend the semester's BiGSEM Colloquium. Each doctoral candidate presents their work or discusses relevant papers at least once a year. Everyone is welcome to join the sessions, starting at 2pm in room U3-140.

Titles and additional information will be provided before the presentations.

Overview of current events.

The Research Seminar talks are mainly held by outside speakers. BiGSEM candidates with the Profile Management are required to attend the seminar during the semester.

Overview of current events.

In the winter semester of 2023/24, the 13th Junior Workshop of the Center for Statistics will take place at the University of Bielefeld.

During the Junior Workshop, doctoral candidates from the areas associated with the Center for Statistics have presented and discussed their research fields with one another.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Nina Westerheide via email.


Dr. Ulrike Haake
Managing Director

Office: V8-141
Phone: +49 521 106 4865


Arne Henning Witteborg
Doctoral Representative

Office: U9-121
Phone: +49 521 106-86740  


Karin Borchert / Diana Grieswald

Office: W8-102
Phone: +49 521 106 6931


Christin Galvas
Administration Assistance

Office: W8-102
Phone: +49 521 106 6931

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