Berlin School of Economics

Social SciencesEconomics and business

The Berlin School of Economics offers career development programs in economics, accounting, finance and management at the PhD and Postdoc levels in a single and unique structure. Within the Berlin School of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, ESMT Berlin, Hertie School and WZB Berlin Social Science Center are pooling their efforts in the education of young researchers in economics.


The Berlin School of Economics PhD Program provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, highly interconnected research community and a training structure that develops their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the course phase of three semesters, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, business studies, econometrics, and economic policy. During the three-years research phase, students write their doctoral theses while having the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the Berlin School of Economics professional research environment. The Berlin School of Economics PhD Program has four PhD tracks: Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management. They share a similar structure and allow for numerous specializations.

The Berlin School of Economics Research Associates Program for postdocs and assistant professors in economics recruits its members from the international job market for new PhD graduates. The program provides its members with academic mentoring and offers multiple support structures for research activities, travel, and skill development.

The Berlin School of Economics rests on the long-running efforts of a highly collaborative work environment of Berlin's economic research institutions. Both Berlin School of Economics programs are connected to all major research activities of the participating institutions.

Graduates of the Berlin School of Economics are excellently prepared for positions in academia but also at policy-related institutions and organizations, which is documented by a list of outstanding placements.

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Anja Schöttner
Coordinator: Dr. Christian Reiter

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 209399507
Deadlines: Beginning/ middle of February (check website for exact deadline)
Places: 15 - 25
Scholarships: 15 - 25