Doctoral Program in Business Research
Social SciencesEconomics and business

The Doctoral Program in Business Research (DPBR) is the structured doctoral education program offered by the School of Business & Economics at FU Berlin. DPBR is aimed at all doctoral candidates at the school, whether they are employed by the school as research assistants, candidates on a scholarship or other externally funded doctoral candidates. The program focuses on high-quality systematic theory building, research methods training and professional skills.


The Doctoral Program in Business Research is a “hybrid” doctoral program providing structured doctoral training in a format open to all doctoral candidates in business administration, including those working part-time as a member of the research or teaching staff in one of our departments. DPBR provides training in the design, methods, and publication of research across a range of fields in business studies. The main elements of the DPBR program involve team-based supervision and taught courses in the following three areas: theory development, research methods training and professional skills. Research projects and DPBR members come from a variety of academic backgrounds including Business Administration (Management, Marketing, Information Systems and FACTS) and projects of related disciplines with a clear business focus. Applications are invited from candidates if they have been admitted to the school for doctoral studies and have a member of the school on their supervisory team.

Prof. Dr Gregory Jackson Doctoral Programme Freie Universität Berlin

business administration, management, marketing, information systems, FACTS, business studies

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Sascha Raithel
FU Berlin
Berlin School of Business & Economics
Boltzmannstr. 20
14195 Berlin
+49 (0)30 838 568 09
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Freie Universität Berlin