PhD Programme Management

Curriculum (2023W)

Doctor of Philosophy

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Masterabschluss/equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Business and Management

Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 8, EQF/NQF: Level 8


Study Code
UC 094 xxx | UC 794 360 xxx

The curriculum comprises all formal regulations for the PhD Programme Management, such as programme structure, examination regulations, compulsory and elective modules, and regulations regarding the format of the dissertation. Please have a careful look at this important document.

More general information on the programme as well as practicalities of doing a PhD can be found here.

Information on the Curriculum (2023W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

The general requirement for enrolling the PhD Programme Management is a pertinent master’s or diploma Degree of a university or university of applied sciences, or equivalent, of an established Austrian or foreign tertiary educational institution.


Relevant bachelor's or diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

With the exception of § 64 par. 5 UG 2002, the general university entrance qualification for admission to a doctoral programme shall be demonstrated by the completion of a relevant diploma programme or master's programme or another relevant programme of at least the same level of higher education at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution. To compensate for substantial subject-related differences, supplementary examinations may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the doctoral degree programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the doctoral degree programme.

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph 10 (§10) examination regulations of the curriculum.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance = 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

Update will follow

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

  • Recognition of examsAND Supplementary Sheet
  • Instruction: General Recognition »

  •  The form for the recognition of exams is to be submitted to the Examination Office, located at Universitätsstraße 15.
    (Please note the opening hours)

    The following documents must be attached to the form "Recognition of exams" (please include with each application):

    1. Transcript
    a. Examination taken in Austria: Original transcript and copy, or proof of academic success
    b. Examination taken abroad: Original transcript and a copy from the foreign university with grading scale

    2. Current academic record

    3. Form Recognition of Exams and supplementary sheet

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters

Associate Dean of StudiesUniv.-Prof. Dr. Albrecht Becker

Further information on the PhD Programme Management can be found here.

Information for students with disabilities
Disability Office

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