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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
  • International Financial Services: Wealth Management (Banking, Finance, Tax)
  • Information Systems: 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

Entrepreneurship and Management


Prof. Dr. Leo Brecht

Entrepreneurship and Management


Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann

International Financial Management


 Prof. Dr. Michael Hanke

International Financial Management


Prof. Dr. Marco Menichetti

International Financial Management


Prof. Dr. Martin Wenz

International Financial Management


PD Dr. Martin Angerer

International Financial Management


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stöckl

Information and Process Management


Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke

Information and Process Management


Prof. Dr. Stefan Seidel

Information and Process Management


Prof. Dr. Pavel Laskov

Information and Process Management


Prof. Dr. Johannes Scheider