Completing your PhD at zeb

You want to maintain your academic focus even after completing your Master’s degree? But at the same time, you want to get your career off the ground? Then our doctorate model* is just the thing for you. Here you can combine exciting project work as a consultant with the university spirit.

*Due to legal reasons, the doctorate model can only be conducted in Germany and Austria at the moment.

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Background: zeb—a university spin-off 

We have a long tradition of close ties to academia. Founded in 1992 by the university professors Prof. Dr. Bernd Rolfes and Prof. Dr. Dres. h c. Henner Schierenbeck, we attach particular importance to a theoretical and scientifically sound education. The doctorate model is an option to start your career in consulting while delving deep into scientific theories.

What we expect:
  • Background: zeb—a university spin-off 

  • Successful completion of a Master’s degree or a German Diplom degree with a scientific qualification.

  • Initial experience in consulting or in the financial sector. 

  • Initial ideas for a PhD topic and a supervisor.

  • You are curious, team-oriented and reliable. 

  • You think analytically and approach issues actively and in a structured way. 

  • You enjoy questioning the status quo. 

You are comfortable using German and English.

Large projects require proper support—how we assist you:
  • Support in finding topics through a paid leave of absence.

  • Paid leave of absence for several months to write the dissertation.

  • Additional paid time off can be saved for individually via our “time 4u” credit accounts.

  • “You are not alone!”—Utilize our network of doctoral students to discuss all content-related issues and practical questions, for example in our regular post-graduate seminars.

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