PhD Information and Knowledge Management

The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing.

The graduate of the doctoral study in Information and knowledge management is a theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking. He is able to analyze information and knowledge needs of organizations, design and manage the development of systems effectively supporting the company knowledge.

Entrance Requirements for the Candidate

The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of economics, the candidate is required to attain a university-level of understanding in macro- and micro-economics, enterprise economy and individual essential economic disciplines as well as the application of technical, programming and communication skills in management; ways of acquiring information from information sources.

Also, we demand an active command of English and passive knowledge of one other foreign language.



The studies follow common Study and Examination Rules of the doctoral study programme. Specific organizational problems, which may occur, are discussed here in greater detail. The study programme is outlined in such a way that students of each of the two mentioned fields of study attend the compulsory common basics consisting of four subjects:

  • selected questions on the theory of economics
  • general systems theory
  • statistical and mathematical methods in management
  • information and knowledge systems

The student takes on at least two other subjects in addition to this common basic which are close to the chosen field of his or her studies.

Graduation Requirements

  • 180 credits or more
  • The oral defense of the doctoral thesis
  • Passing the state doctoral exams
  • The duration of the programme: 4 years
  • The tuition fee for one academic year: 4000 EUR.
  • The deadline for submitting applications: 31st March
Program taught in:
  • English

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