Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

MBA Fundamentals Program for KSOP Doctoral Researchers

The MBA Fundamentals Program for doctoral researchers puts you in the position to gain management expertise while still working towards your PhD.
Project management

Doctoral researchers often benefit from knowledge on management topics at an early stage of their career.

Management expertise often has a positive impact on the career possibilities, especially when switching from academia to industry.

In the six units of the MBA Fundamentals Program you will learn a whole new approach regarding, e.g., project management, human resource management and marketing.

As a KSOP doctoral researcher you need an approval of your PhD supervisor. Costs are covered. 

Program structure

  • Completion of the module during the PhD work

  • 6 units (each of 5 days), 4 units offered per year (completion within 1.5 years possible)
  • Free selection of the units' sequence
  • Full-time workshops, exams subsequently
  • Further Information: Download MBA Fundamentals program

Key Facts and Benefits

  • MBA Fundamentals Certificate from the KIT and the HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
  • Develop your research network
  • Receive professional qualifications that are important to your current job and your future career
  • No application deadline
  • Individual start possible
  • 18 credit points (ECTS) for MBA Fundamentals Program, are recognised in international MBA Programs
  • Tuition fees are covered for KSOP doctoral researchers

Structure of the MBA Fundamentals Program

Group work
Denica Angelova-Jackstadt PictureKSOP, KIT
Denica Angelova-Jackstadt
Ph.D. Program Manager

+49 721 608-47688denica angelova-jackstadtQud1∂kit edu