How long does a PhD in Business / Management take?

While most PhD regulations in Germany define three years as the regular duration, graduating takes much longer on average. The study „Promotionen im Fokus“ published in 2012 is not very current; however it is doubtful that much has changed.

According to the study, it takes 4.6 years on average. The variation around this mean, however, might be high. Incluencing factors are, among others, the topic, the job and personal situation, and the quality of the supervision.

Further information can be found on Academics.