Center for Doctoral Studies

 

Studying for a Doctoral Degree with the School and the Center for Doctoral Studies

How to Register for the CDS Program Copyright: RWTH Aachen

Please read additionally all the information offered on the website of the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) at RWTH Aachen University.

A Prerequisite for Embarking on a Doctoral Degree with the School of Business and Economics and the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) at RWTH Aachen University:

That you have found a professor in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University who is willing to supervise your doctoral thesis and that you will be working towards a doctoral degree within the famework of the CDS program.

How the CDS program works:

  1. Submit your application to the CDS for acceptance on the CDS program.
  2. With the assistance of your supervisor, compile your personal CDS credit point schedule.
  3. When you have successfully participated in CDS courses or events, the respective lecturer will provide written confirmation of your participation; your supervisor will countersign.
  4. You then enter your academic achievements into the LUCOM form on the CDS website (http://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Studium/Nach_dem_Studium/Promotion/~nur/Promotionssupplement). This information will be needed for the compilation of your Doctorate Supplement. You can enter all of the academic achievements, qualifications, and experience you have gained during your doctoral studies.
  5. When you have fulfilled all your academic requirements, the CDS progress sheet will be completed and signed by your supervisor.
  6. Submit this signed progress sheet to the Dean's Office in the School of Business and Economics together with your application for admission to the doctoral examination.
  7. The CDS will then issue you with your Doctorate Supplement.
 

How the CDS Is Structured in Conjunction with the School of Business and Economics

Mandatory Courses or Activities (in sum 8 Credit Points): Please note that 2 credit points must be gained from EACH of the following FOUR courses or activities:

Research/doctoral seminar (2 credit points)

Course on methodological skills (2 semester week hours (SWS) per course, 2 credit points per course)

2 block seminars on "Research Skills" (2 days per seminar, 1 credit point per seminar)

Publication/working paper (2 credit points)


Mandatory Elective Courses or Activities (22 Credit Points)
Employee Track Independent Research Track Doctoral Studies Track

Teaching of courses and other teaching-equivalent activities

Working papers (in SSRN)

External publications (in renowned journals)1

Conference presentations (at international or renowned national conferences)

Special courses

Further methodological courses from the mandatory section

Participation in a Summer School and in programs offered by more than one university

Further research seminars

2 credit points per semester week hour (SWS) for exercise units and the like,

4 credit points per semester week hour (SWS) for seminars and the like

6 credit points per working paper
8 credit points per publication or presentation2

1 credit point per semester week hour (SWS)

In the mandatory elective section, the modules from different "tracks" are open to any combination
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1 An invitation to resubmit is sufficient
2 Content-overlap between publications, conference presentations, and working papers, is permitted

 

Downloads

Here you will find the progress sheet Begleitbogen (please submit this to the Dean's Office in the School of Business and Economics together with your application for admission to the doctoral examination).You also find a Presentation on the School of Business and Economics and the Center for Doctoral Studies.

The Doctoral Supplement Promotionssupplement should be submitted to Ms. Frank (Abt. 4.3 - Karriereentwicklung). Here is the application form for registering with the CDS: Antrag

 

CDS Courses Currently Offered

An overview of the courses offered by the CDS is provided here.

An overview of the School's offerings within the framework of the Aachen International Summer School in Research Methods and Data Science (ACISS) is provided here.