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This programme is geared to international standards and criteria. We build our reputation on education through research – and on education in research. Our aim is to develop and promote emerging researchers as an extension of the Master’s degree programme, and at other stages of their careers.

At the University of Liechtenstein, budding researchers with a Master's degree or equivalent academic degree in business sciences/business economics and excellent records can scientifically investigate subjects within the R&D framework of the university in one of the following research focal areas:

  • Entrepreneurship and Management: Growth and Complexity
  • Finance: Finance, Wealth Management (Banking, Finance, Tax)
  • Information Systems: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Business Process Management
  • Economics

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Excellent conditions

In Liechtenstein you will find a small but well connected university with excellent teaching and research conditions.

Personal atmosphere

Studying and researching in small groups provides a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment.

Full integration

At the University of Liechtenstein doctoral students are fully integrated members of the university’s research community.


  Academic degree: Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Dr. rer. oec.) - official translation: Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (PhD)

Language of instruction: German and English

 Programme start: September or February

 Duration: 3 to 5 years

 Credits: 20 ECTS (Preparation phase) | 10 ECTS (Dissertation phase)

 Intake: The number of places is limited and subject to availability.

 Application deadline: 31 May (start winter semester) | 31 October (start summer semester) 

Tuition fees: CHF 950  (EU/EEA and Swiss citizens); CHF 1,250 (other nationals) per semester. Application fee: CHF 100

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For further information please get in touch directly with our supervising professors.

Entrepreneurship and Management


Prof. Dr. Marco Furtner

Finance and Economics


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stöckl

Entrepreneurship and Management


 Prof. Dr. Leo Brecht

Information Systems


 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johannes Schneider