Postgraduate Doctoral Program (MBR)

The postgraduate doctoral program (MBR) exclusively for prospective doctoral students of the LMU Munich School of Management.

At a glance

Doctoral studies (MBR)
MBR Examination Committee Chair and MBR Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Tobias Kretschmer
Master of Business Research (MBR)
Language of instruction
Standard period of study
4 semesters
Winter semester
Compulsory and exclusive component of the doctorate at the LMU Munich School of Management
Information and application
all informations about our MBR program

Brief introduction

Master of Business Research (MBR)

The Business Research program (also Master of Business Research or MBR) is a postgraduate program at LMU Munich School of Management. The four-semester program aims to equip students with the methodological basis for high-quality business research. It is a compulsory part of the doctoral program at the Faculty of Business Administration, providing training in the essential methods and topics of management research.

LMU Munich School of Management offers a wide range of research areas, in line with the diversity of its chairs. Excellent dissertations and postdoctoral theses as well as high-ranking publications are proof of the research strength. Project-related cooperation with other academic institutions as well as with partners from industry round out your individual research profile in this degree program.

Munich School of Management offers a wide range of courses specifically for doctoral students. We regularly invite renowned researchers from around the world to teach methods and reading courses for doctoral students.

A detailed description of the MBR curriculum and a listing of all PhD courses can be found in our MBR area

LMU Munich School of Management offers you an excellent place to pursue your doctoral studies

  • Excellent education:
    The two-year program - the Master of Business Research (MBR) - is one of the best structured PhD programs in Germany and provides you with the necessary tools for high-quality research.
  • International and interdisciplinary focus:
    You have the choice to collaborate across institutes on your research projects and actively participate in the international research community.
  • Two degrees:
    Upon successful completion of the Master of Business Research and your dissertation, you will receive an MBR and a PhD (Dr. oec. publ.).
  • Excellent career prospects:
    PhD graduates from our faculty work in prestigious positions in industry and academia around the world.
  • Inspiring environment:
    LMU is one of the leading academic and research institutions in Europe and offers you the opportunity to conduct research in a stimulating environment.
  • High quality of life:
    Munich offers you numerous opportunities for leisure activities, a wonderful city center and a high quality of life.

Note: For more information, please read our FAQ on the various questions regarding the MBR (Master of Business Research). For topics not covered there, please feel free to contact our MBR organization staff.


General questions about the MBR
Examination office and formal requests
Oliver Mocker
Other questions about the MBR
Ambre Nicolle, PhD
Safia Bouacha
Yannick Keuker
Postal address
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dekanat der Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft
Ludwigstr. 28, Raum 004
80539 München
Doctoral Committee
To the doctoral committee page