Doctor of Business Economics (PhD)

KU Leuven Belgium

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About Doctor of Business Economics at KU Leuven

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The programme trains future researchers in one of the key fields of business economics.

The doctorate includes the final steps of the Doctoral programme in Business Economics and the research process.

  • Submission of the thesis manuscript
  • Approval of the thesis manuscript by the Doctoral Examining Committee
  • Public presentation and defense of the thesis

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Entry requirements

Students who completed the PhD programme in Business Economics (doctoral programme) and pass the preliminary defense are admitted to the DOCT Business Economics under the condition that they are admitted to the public defense by the Faculty Board.

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