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Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences

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The CGS organises doctoral training at the WiSo Faculty. There are currently two models of doctoral studies. For one, doctoral students can be part of one three doctoral study programmes in the core fields of our Faculty.

Students can enrol in these programmes after finishing a Master degree in the relevant fields. Admissions are organised through the chairs and departments of the Faculty. Scholarships are also available for the specific Key Research Initiatives of the Faculty.

Moreover, in the field of economics we offer a more intensive integrated PhD programme, which is also open for students in Management interested in research at the boundary between Economics & Management:

Admission for this programme can occur directly after a bachelor degree or after a master. Students with a bachelor degree are first enrolled in a two years Master of Economic Research and after successful completion work on their thesis. Students who already have a master degree can enrol in the programme and finish one year of coursework and then work on their thesis. The PhD programme in Economics is organised in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets and Public Policy and the Center for Social and Economic Behavior at the UoC (C-SEB).