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The doctoral study programme Economics and Management, designed for three years, is starting with the winter term of an academic year.

It is possible to switch between profiles during the programme, given that the corresponding required courses have been completed.

BiGSEM candidates study according to the curriculum of their profile. They attend electives taking place at Bielefeld University.

The BiGSEM programme is offering all courses, seminars and research activities in English. For BiGSEM candidates it is mandatory to attend at the BiGSEM colloquium during the semester.

Curriculum Profile Management






BiGSEM candidates in the management profile have to obtain 50 ECTS. Different options to collect credits are given below:

Soft Skills Seminar (1 ECTS)

Training Activity I

  • BiGSEM Field Course (4 ECTS)
  • BiGSEM Reading Course with presentation (4 ECTS)

Training Activity II

  • BiGSEM Mini Course (2 ECTS)
  • BiGSEM Reading Course (2 ECTS)
  • Language Course ( 2ECTS)
  • Participation BiGSEM Workshop (2 ECTS)
  • Participation in the Summer School (2 ECTS)
  • Participation at an international/national scientific conference (2 ECTS)

Research Activity I

  • Presentation at an international scientific conference (8 ECTS)
  • Accepted paper in a scientific journal (8 ECTS)
  • Research stay at a university other than the supervising universities (8 ECTS)
  • Research internship (8 ECTS, more than 3 months)

Research Activity II

  • Poster presentation at a conference (4 ECTS)
  • Presentation of a paper at a research seminar outside (4 ECTS)
  • Participation + Presentation BiGSEM Workshop (4 ECTS)
  • Research internship (4 ECTS, less than 3 months)

Work on Thesis
Management: please note the curriculum

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