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Admission Criteria

Interested candidates need to have successfully completed their Masters study (MSc, MAS, MIM, Technical Degrees or Postgraduate studies) and must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

Doctorate Programme

The Doctorate programme for Graduates consists of a minimum of six semesters and is structured as follows:

Year One: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays (six days), followed by an oral examination during May.

Year Two: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays (six days) followed by an oral examination during May.

Seminars include topics in economics, methodology of science, management, and an elective that is specifically geared to the candidate’s thesis.

Year Three: there are no seminars and no attendance periods are mandated. Candidates must complete and then defend their final Thesis.

IfM takes over on behalf of its candidates all administrative arrangements, liaison with Mendel University and registration for seminars, leaving the University to deal with purely academic issues.

The Doctorate programme must be completed within six years. Reasonable interruptions to the programme can be permitted, when agreed after consultation with both IfM and the University.    

Doctorate Degree

Representation of this recognized Degree follows bilateral agreements between Germany and Austria.
(In Germany, Dr John Doe MBA or John Doe MBA, PhD. In Austria, John Doe, MBA, PhD.)
The Degree is eligible for registration in both countries; it becomes the responsibility of the student to seek clarification of title representation.

Course fees

The Course Fee is EUR 25,000.

This may be paid via a deposit of EUR1, 000.00 payable with the application followed by three equal instalments
of EUR 8,000.00 payable each September.
Individual payment conditions upon request.

The fees cover

  • Tuition
  • Enrolment
  • Registration
  • Examinations
  • Documents and Certification
  • Supervision
  • Invitation to IfM events
  • Participation at the PEF-NET Conference in Brno
  • Promotional and celebratory events


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