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The Ph.D. Program in Economics and Management is primarily open to graduates from business administration, economics, or mathematics, but also to those with degrees in related fields, such as engineering, operations research, or statistics. The cultural diversity of BiGSEM's students and their know-how in different fields assure rewarding synergy effects not only for graduate students, but also for faculty members. An admissions committee, selected by the board of directors, reviews applications of prospective students and decides on their admission. The total number of graduate students admitted to BiGSEM is restricted to a small number to ensure individual guidance and supervision.

The Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management welcomes applications from exceptional and highly motivated graduates with a degree in

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Mathematics

or related fields, such as

  • Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • etc.

 

The formal prerequisite for admission as a doctoral student is a Master's degree or equivalent (e.g. a German Diplom) conferred by a University after four years of study and including a written thesis. The degree need not be completed at the time of application. Furthermore, a sound knowledge of modern mathematical techniques is indispensable for successful participation.

 

The application period for the academic year starts:

November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

An application for admission to the graduate school should include exactly 2 PDF-files consisting of (please make sure to upload the two files in the given order):

1st file

  • the completed BiGSEM application form (pdf)
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a copy of your last/current academic transcript/certificate
  • an abstract of the master's thesis

2nd file

  • copies of your previous transcripts/certificates
  • copies of any other activities
  • a proof of language proficiency
  • anything else you would like to include

 

All applications to BiGSEM have to be submitted via the BiGSEM application portal. During the application process you will be asked to provide some relevant information and to upload the two PDF files described above. Please note that the maximal size for each of the two files to be uploaded is 10MB.  You will also be asked to provide names and email addresses of two professional referees. Please make sure that the names of referees you enter in the portal are the same as those that you give in your application form. The referees will be contacted by BiGSEM to provide a recommendation for you. You will receive an email  confirmation once you submission has been received. Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to start your application process.

Applicants whose native language is not English must present proof of their language proficiency unless they have completed a college or university degree taught entirely in English. A high score in the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or any other standardized international test constitutes sufficient evidence of a good command of English.

The decision about admission to BiGSEM and financial assistance, if available, is based on a careful selection process. Prospective students are encouraged to include in their application file any relevant information that might help the admissions committee in making their decision.

Please note that the University currently charges no tuition fees for doctoral work. However, an enrollment fee of about 280€ is due every semester and includes a ticket for unlimited public transport in the area. Also, health insurance is mandatory in most cases.

Application EDE-EM

For the EDE-EM program please apply at

http://edeem.de/

 





 

News

Zainab Iftikhar

successfully defended her thesis on "Essays on the Effect of Migration and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets and Human Capital Accumulation". Congratulations!

Continuous-Time Dynamic Programming, HJB equations, Viscosity Solutions and their use in Economics and Finance

Fausto Gozzi from Università LUISS in Rom is going to hold a Mini Course  from May 2 to May 8. For further information please click here.

Kerstin Hötte

Congratulations! Kerstin Hötte successfully applied for funding for her "Cotutelle de thèse" from the DFH.

Zainab Iftikhar will defend her thesis.

EDEEM student, Zainab Iftikhar, will defend her doctoral thesis. It will take place on Wednesday April 25 at 2 pm at Université Catholique de Louvain.

Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets

Anna Zaharieva (Bielefeld University), Michael Neugart (Univeristy of Darmstadt) and Michele Battisti (CESifo, Munich) are organising a workshop "Social Networks, Referrals and Neighborhood Effects in Frictional Labour Markets" on the 16th of April at the ZIF.

Successful ExSIDE Second Network-Wide Training Event

in March at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Our doctoral studens participate at these training event R. Terranova, M. Nanumyan, E. Damdinsuren, S. Reissl, F. Li, T.S. Pham ...

Phemelo Tamasiga

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in International Trade, Multinational Firm Production and Economic Growth". Congratulations!

BiGSEM Workshop

The 12th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory took place at Bielefeld University earlier this week. The annual event is entirely organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. Out of a pool of applications, fourteen speakers where invited to talk about their research in various fields of theoretical economics. All of these talks took place in the plenary hall of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research amidst the green of the Teutoburg Forest. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts.Pictures

Philipp Möhlmeier

successfully defended his thesis on "The Role of Externalities in Social and Economic Networks".

Congratulations!

Simon Schopohl

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays in Communication and Information Transmission".

Congratulations!

Gregor Böhl

successfully defended his thesis on "Macrofinance Dynamics, Heterogeneity, and Policy Design".

Congratulations!

Oliver Claas

successfully defended his thesis on "Essays on Wage Bargaining in Dynamic Macroeconomics".

Congratulations!

Michael Günther

successfully defended his thesis on "Theory and Application of Renegotiation in Repeated Games". Congratulations!

Michael Günther will defend his thesis

BiGSEM Student, Michael Günther, will defend his thesis on Tuesday, September 19. It will take place at 5 pm in room V10-122.

BiGSEM happily welcomes two new BiGSEM members:

Ms. Fabienne Dascher 
Mr. Jasper Hepp

and three new doctoral students of the ExSIDE program are starting their doctoral work at Bielefeld University:

Mr. Erdenebulgan Damdinsuren;
Ms. Mariam Nanumyan;
Ms. Roberta Terranova

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!

Sevak Alaverdyan has been invited to the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has selected Sevak Alaverdyan to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held from 22 - 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. Up to 20 Nobel Laureates and approximately 400 highly-talented young economists  from all over the world will participate in this meeting. Sevak Alaverdyan was selected among 1000 nominated students. Congratulations!

Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics

The EDEEM graduate Benoit Decerf has a forthcoming publication in The Journal of Public Economics "Why not consider that being absolutely poor is worse than being only relatively poor?", which is a part of his PhD dissertation.

Gregor Böhl is awarded the "SCE 2017 Graduate Student Paper Contest"

The EDEEM student Gregor Böhl has been awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" of the Society for Computational Economics (SCE). The awards have been presented during the international conference "Computing in Economics and Finance" in New York City on Friday, June 30.

We are very happy to congratulate Gregor Böhl who is awarded the "Graduate Student Paper Contest 2017" for his paper "Monetary Policy and Speculative Stock Markets".

New Position at Goethe University Frankfurt

We are glad to announce that Gregor Böhl has landed a job as a post doc at the Goethe University in Frankfurt from 01.06.2017. We wish him all the best and success for his professional and private future.