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PhD Programmes

The University of St.Gallen offers six Ph.D. programmes in German and/or English. Three of them integrate sustainability and responsibility into their curriculum.

Doctoral Programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA)
Some of our students enrolled in the PhD Programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) conduct research in the context of the MISTRAL-ITN project. MISTRAL aims to train a new generation of researchers who can evaluate the complexity of work on a project social acceptance issues facing the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure, and propose innovative solutions in a variety of research, government and business contexts.
The Ph.D. Programme in Management prepares either for an academic career or for a research-based professional career. Thanks to the broad orientation of the School of Management, the following four specialisations are offered: Accounting, Business Innovation, General Management, Marketing.
Doctoral Programme in Organisation Studies and Cultural Theory (DOK)
Many of today’s problems can only be apprehended from an interdisciplinary perspective: economic problems have cultural roots, cultural ones have economic causes. This also concerns the economic and social consumption and distribution of natural resources or the relationship between society and the environment. The exploration of multidisciplinary problems constitutes the central point of doctoral studies in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (DOK). The DOK imparts competencies that enable graduates to face the central social challenges of the present day in an effective manner.

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