Faculty of Economics and Management

Doctoral studies

As a general rule, applicants should have an excellent academic record and must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification.

The doctoral regulations can be found on the regulations page of the faculty. If you fulfill the admission criteria mentioned in § 5 of the doctoral regulations, you can directly contact a professor who suits your research interests. Only if you have the commitment of a professor for supervision, you can submit your application (online).

Open positions at the Faculty of Economics and Management

If you have any queries, please contact Professor Manuel Oechslin.



Your future prospects

A doctorate at the University of Lucerne is worthwhile - this is shown by the list of former doctoral students and their current functions:

Melanie CleggPostdoctoral Researcher @WU Wien
Christian FreyDeputy Head of Finance & Taxes @economiesuisse
Gabriela FunkLecturer @Uni Lucerne & Independent Consultant
Sandra FurrerOwner and Managing Director @Medarium
Anja GarbelyEconomist @Alma Economics
Melanie HänerHead of Social Politics and Education @IWP
Rino HeimPostdoc @Universität Luzern
Benjamin KrebsPostdoctoral Associate @MIT
Patrick LeisibachFellow @Avenir Suisse
Mario Morger Co-Head @SwissRDL - Medical Registries and Data Linkage
Florian RothEconomist/Data Analyst @Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung
Michele SalviHead of Economic Affairs and Chief Economist @Schweizerischer Versicherungsverband SVV
Laura SchärrerProject Manager HR Strategy & Policies @Tertianum
Lukas SchmidFellow «Smart Government» @Avenir Suisse 
Felix Schmutz Managing Consultant@PPCmetrics AG
Elias SteinerProject Manager Quality Development @UZH
Thomas StuderHead of production @IWP
Reto Wegmann

Senior Advisor @Swiss Ibex GmbH