Doctoral Programmes

Get a doctoral degree with CBS and IHP

After completion of a Master’s programme, you have successfully launched your professional career. A part-time Doctoral Programme might be the next step to further deepen your understanding and perception of managerial work and to become even more prominent in your area of practice. In order to advance research and academic training opportunities for their alumni, the CBS has concluded a partnership with the renowned University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, UK) and the IHP institute. Our experienced advisors look forward to helping you with setting up your doctoral project.

International Promotionsprograms

  • Executive Doctorate (DBA/PhD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The programme starts with pre-thesis modular elements which lasts 18 months and take place at several locations in Germany, after which you present your formal research plan for an area focused on a topic of your choice. You then enter the thesis phase with the support of two supervisors who will provide subject and methodological expertise. At its conclusion, you present and defend a thesis in viva voce and earn the academic title of a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Both doctoral degrees PhD and DBA are equal in status, standing and international acknowledgement.

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