Doctorates at Steinbeis University Berlin are based on the same Steinbeis concept of transfer-oriented project competences. An integral part of the PhD is a research project. The PhD student has to table a professional solution to a problem in the field of business administration or business and engineering. This entails full professionalism in terms of the nature of the solution and the specific recommendations. It develops the PhD student’s ability to work independently on an in-depth academic research project relevant to current issues and the specific field of application.
As a private, state-approved university with the authority to bestow doctoral degrees, our aim is to make it possible for committed and capable business professionals to conduct research tailored to specific applications and the transfer of the latest findings into industry, ultimately resulting in the bestowal of a PhD. To do this, the entire PhD falls within the framework of a specific problem within a company, underpinned by colloquia.
The research project is provided and sponsored by a company from trade or industry as well as other types of organizations. Qualifying with a doctorate at Steinbeis University involves detailed and business-oriented research, managing research in keeping with the aims and needs of transfer, and professional project management. To support the processes of knowledge acquisition, project management and transfer, students have access to the entire Steinbeis network.