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Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim
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Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim

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  • 1. ??? http://gess.uni-mannheim.de/ Prof. Dr. Alexander Maedche Chair of Information Systems IV, Business School and Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES) University of Mannheim, http://www.uni-mannheim.de PhD Workshop China, Bejing, Nov 30th – Dec 1st 2013
  • 2. ??? GESS  The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinctCprofile, its business CDSE DSS CDSB orientation and its international approach. Promotionsprogramm in:  Various rankings, awards and evaluations classify the University of Mannheim Economics  Political Science as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany Psychology and Europe.  Sociology  Mannheim's renowned Economics and Social Sciences are closely intertwined with Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Akademischer Direktor Sprecher und Akademischer Direktor  The Mannheim Business School is the only German institutionDr be accredited by Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Prof. to Dirk Philipp Schmidt-Dengler Thomas the three majorSimons international accreditation bodies: AACSB Bräuninger International, EQUIS, AMBA (“Triple Crown”)
  • 3. ??? Geographic Location Mannheim – Center of the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar  economic center of the RhineNeckar Metropolitan Region  innovative strength with global players: SAP, BASF, ABB, John Deere, Bilfinger etc.  a modern and multicultural city (30% foreign nationals)  320,000 inhabitants
  • 4. ??? The City of Mannheim
  • 5. ??? On Campus: Studying in a Baroque Palace
  • 6. ??? Rankings The numerous rankings in which the University of Mannheim has been rated display the university's high quality. Three schools of the University of Mannheim have received top ratings in national rankings over the past years: the Mannheim Business School, the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Excerpts:  Handelsblatt 2013, Research: Economics #1, Business #6  Wirtschaftswoche 2013, HR: Economics/Business #1  New York Times 2012, HR: Alumni from Germany #3 (worldwide #52)  CHE Ranking 2011, Study: Psychology #1  CHE Ranking 2011, Research/Study: Sociology #1, Political Sciences #1  The Economist 2013, Executive MBA Europe #6, worldwide #16
  • 7. ??? Schools and Associated Organizations gesis School of Law and Economics School of Social Sciences MZES School of Business Informatics and Mathematics School of Humanities Business School 7
  • 8. ??? Mission of the Graduate School The mission of the GESS is to train young academics according to best international practice with a strong focus on excellence in research. The GESS has successfully established an internationally competitive structural doctoral program contributing to the strong scientific reputation of the University of Mannheim. Boundary conditions:      Teaching and administrative language: English Broad financial support (Stipends, TA/RA positions e.g.) No tuition fees Start of programs: September of each year Deadline for application: April 15 (early application: January 15)
  • 9. ??? Graduate School – Basic Facts  Over 100 Professors are involved  240 Doctoral students are enrolled in the doctoral programs  More than 90 Alumni who are holding positions at: international renowned universities (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Tilburg, Pompeu Fabra, LSE, ETH Zürich, Toulouse, Hongkong, WashU St. Louis) research facilities (e.g. EU-LAC Foundation, Max-Planck Institute), government organizations (e.g. IWF, EZB, Federal Reserve Kansas City) private industry (e.g. Boston Consulting, PwC)
  • 10. ??? GESS trains students in empirical & quantitative methods GESIS Collab. Research Centers (SFBs) Business Economics CDSB CDSE MZES Social & Behavioral Sciences ZEW CDSS ZI … GESIS: Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences MZES: Mannheim Centre for European Social Research ZEW: Centre for European Economic Research ZI: Central Institute for Mental Health
  • 11. ??? Setup GESS Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences CDSB CDSE CDSS PhD Programme in: PhD Programme in PhD Programme in:  Accounting & Taxation Economics  Finance  Management  Marketing  Operations & Academic Director Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons Prof. Dr. Philipp Schmidt-Dengler CDSB: Center for Doctoral Studies in Business CDSE: Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics CDSS: Center for Doctoral Studies in Social & Behavioral Sciences Psychology  Academic Director Political Science  Information Systems  Sociology Dean & Academic Director Prof. Dr Thomas Bräuninger
  • 12. ??? Internationality 90.00% 80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% 14% German Chinese 4% CDSB CDSE CDSS 3% US 6% Italian Russian 6% 67% Foreign Share in Applications 2007 - 2013 Countries other (les than 3 students)
  • 13. ??? Placement Statistics 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% Germany 3% US 3% 8% Scandinavia Switzerland 6% Assistant Professor 8% 34% UK 6% 52% 9% Austria Spain Postdoc Researcher Economist 16% Senior Consultant Canada France 13% Habilitand Professor Hungary 30% Israel Region Position
  • 14. ??? International Experiences of GESS Students  Doctoral exchange programs: Berkeley, Yale, Georgia State, IUB, JHU, NYU, WashU, Mailand  International training networks: Scancor, ENTER, ICSGC  Summer Schools: EITM, GESIS Survey Methods  About 15 external weekly seminar series: Macro Seminar, Department Seminar etc.  More than 100 summer school attendances, over 125 international exchange experiences and over 500 conference presentations EITM: Emipirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute ENTER: European Network for Training in Economic Research ICSGC: Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Scancor: Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research
  • 15. ??? Common integrated 5-year structure
  • 16. ??? The Case of Ye Li http://eris.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/index.php?id=5912  2003-2010: Studies in Management Science & Engineering at Tsinghua University, China  2008-2009: Studies in Production System Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany  2010: PhD candidate in Operations & Information Systems at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business, University of Mannheim, Germany  2012: Research Assistant at the Chair of Information Systems IV, Business School  2013/2014: Visiting Scholar “Georgia State University” and defense of PhD thesis (scheduled for April 2014) Research Focus: Agility in global software development Coordination in distributed teams Cultural intelligence and cross-cultural collaboration Evaluation of design science artifacts 16
  • 17. ??? Application Requirements A complete application contains the following information: Personal data Curriculum vitae Letter of motivation Writing sample Certificates and transcripts of grades GMAT (or GRE) scores (GMAT program code: VLC-95-89, GRE code: 0933)  Any supplementary information you would like to provide  2 Letters of recommendation      
  • 18. ??? For all questions about admission and further information please contact: Doctoral office Phone: +49 (0)621/181-2034 Fax: +49 (0)621/181-2042 E-Mail: gess@uni-mannheim.de Web: http://gess.uni-mannheim.de

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