The Curriculum of the label is based on the Curriculum for the PhD program in Economic and Social Sciences (Studienplan PhD in Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften) from Oct 2019, referred to as "The Curriculum 2019". The general rules of the Curriculum 2019 apply, but some parts are specified further (see below).
After a student has successfully completed her/his PhD studies (including the specifications of the PhD label) WU issues a graduation certificate confirming the successful completion of the "PhD Program in Economic and Social Sciences in the Field of Mathematics in Economics and Business" and it awards the academic degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The program is fully taught in English.
Following the Curriculum 2019, the study program consists of:
Both are further specified within the label; in particular specific rules apply to the available electives to ensure that students are
well-prepared for research in mathematics in economics and business.
Overview study program As pdf
Curriculum for the PhD program in Economic and Social Sciences as pdfInformation sheet Doctoral/PhD program 1st year
Mandatory Courses are determind by the PhD Curriculum of WU (version 2019)
Overview Mandatory Courses
Formal requirements: Students have to take 7 electives (2 hrs/semester, 6 ECTS); to ensure sufficient broadness in the education, at least one elective needs to be taken from each of the following four fields:
Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics
Statistics and Computing
Analysis, Optimization and Operations Research
Economics and Business
Thesis and Defensio
Here you will find general information and guidelines for your PhD thesis.