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State Doctoral Examination

Final Doctoral Examination Instructions

Study Regulations and Examination Rules – Doctoral Study

A student who fulfills all requirements for applying to take his/her Final Doctoral Exam should appear in a student office during working hours and submit :

  • Completed State Doctoral Examination Application Form (application form can be downloaded at State Doctoral Examination Application Form)
  • Study Advisor’s (Supervisor’s) Final Report on the study and research activity of the Candidate (signed by the study advisor). The Report should be created by a Study Advisor (Supervisor) together with the doctoral student and should include the doctoral studies so far.  example
  • List of publications (signed by both the PhD student and Supervisor) example
  • Submit three (3) bound copies of the dissertation thesis (extent: 40 pages) signed by the PhD student. Before submitting, the text must be approved by the Supervisor.
  • One copy of the dissertation should be sent via e-mail to

The PhD student must submit all materials at least 4 weeks before the State Doctoral Exam (SDZ).

Topics of State Doctoral Examination valid from January 1st 2013

1.       Logic and intuition in strategic thinking.
2.      Profitability and responsibility. The purpose of existence of a company. Defining the basic strategic considerations.
3.      Business opportunities generated by markets and by internal resources.
4.      Independence of business units and corporate synergies as a whole.
5.      Competition and cooperation between organizations in the markets. Cooperative strategies, game theory from a business perspective.
6.      Deliberateness and emergence in strategy formation.
7.      Revolutionary and evolutionary view of strategic change.
8.     Exploitation and exploration in strategic innovations.
9.      Compliance and choice within the industry context.
10.  Control and chaos within the organizational context.
11.   Globalization and localization.

SDZ/7. 2. 2018/10:15/RB 359/Bergold

SDZ/2. 11. 2017/8:00/RB 439/Schiller