ICRM Doctoral Study Program

Doctorates at Steinbeis University Berlin are based on the same Steinbeis concept of transfer-oriented project competences.
As a private, state-approved university with the authority to bestow doctoral degrees, our aim is to make it possible for committed and capable business professionals to conduct research tailored to specific applications and the transfer of the latest findings into industry, ultimately resulting in the bestowal of a Ph.D. To do this, the entire Ph.D. falls within the framework of a specific problem within a company, underpinned by colloquium.

The research project is provided and sponsored by a company from trade or industry as well as other types of organizations. Qualifying with a doctorate at Steinbeis University Berlin involves detailed and business-oriented research, managing research in keeping with the aims and needs of transfer, and professional project management. To support the processes of knowledge acquisition, project management and transfer, students have access to the entire Steinbeis network.

The research projects of the candidate can also be assigned by the Institute Corporate Responsibility Management.

Ph.D. Research Topics

The distinguished academic approach to Corporate Responsibility at the Institute enables Ph.D. research in the fields of

  • Corporate Responsibility Management
  • Ethics Compliance Management
  • Corporate Sustainability Management
  • Corporate Ethics Management

Academic Degree

After successfully passing all of the examinations, and after publishing a dissertation, the doctoral candidate will be awarded the academic degree of “Dr.rer.oec.” by Steinbeis University Berlin.

Program Duration

The Doctoral Study Program at Steinbeis University Berlin lasts between 3 and 5 years.


The costs for the research project will be determined in the contract between the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Management and the sponsoring organization.

The research project costs can be paid by the sponsoring organization