Welcome to the Graduate School of Business

The mission of the Graduate School of Business (GSB-UZH) at the university of Zurich is to educate PhD-students to become the next generation of leading researchers, teachers and practitioners. Our mission is to provide rigorous training for an academic career and to produce future leaders in business research and education. Our Structured PhD Course Program is one central pillar to that mission and provides rigorous education to prepare our students to face future challenges. Our other pillars are cutting edge research and translation of our results to practice.

Students in the Structured PhD-Course Programs specialize in one of four fields of study: Management, Organization and Strategy; Managing Human Resources and Education; Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance; Marketing. In addition, all PhD students take the General Program to acquire a solid theoretical and methodological basis in business administration and take courses on Generic Competencies.

As a student in our structured PhD-programs you will receive a profound training in management, behavioral, and economic sciences as well as a strong foundation in quantiative and qualitative methods necessary for an academic career in your chosen field. At GSB-UZH you benefit from small classes and your are in intensive interaction with faculty members research problems that are highly relevant and of interest to the academic and business world. You will also benefit from the opportunity to interact extensively with fellow PhD-students within one of our four fields of study.