Study program: Management in the service sector – module: Insurance

  • Reach the highest level of expertise in insurance and risk management with our prestigious PhD program. Expand the boundaries of knowledge, conduct in-depth research and shape the future of the insurance industry through rigorous academic research

  • Join a distinguished community of scholars, leaders and policy makers, working alongside renowned researchers dedicated to advancing insurance and risk management research. Collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, publish in top academic journals and present your findings at prestigious conferences, establishing yourself as a leading authority in the field

  • Open up endless career opportunities as a researcher, academic professor, industry consultant or policy advisor in the insurance and risk management sector. Your PhD will position you as an influential leader, enabling you to shape industry practices, contribute to policy discussions and drive meaningful change in the dynamic world of risk management

Academic title:

  • PhD in Organizational Sciences and Management – Insurance

  • PhD in Organizational Sciences and Management – ​​Insurance


  • 3 years
  • 180 ECTS

Head of Department

Detailed study program

Semester 11

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
A01-O Research methodology in insurance M 10
B10-O Elective E 10
B01-O Ethics in scientific research work S 5
B02-O Insurance operations (academic training, advanced courses) S 5

Modern distribution channels of insurance

Modern safety standards during the transport of goods

Portfolio management

Semester 12

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
G01-O Lectures and other types of communication activities M 10
G02-O International mobility M 15
B03-O Legal regulation in insurance S 5

Semester 13

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
A02-O Risk management in insurance (advanced level) M 10
B20-O Elective E 10
G03-O Publication of a paper in a reference scientific publication or active participation in an international meeting M 10

Asset Management and Asset Management (ALM)

Financial economics

Controlling business processes in insurance companies

Semester 14

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
G04-O Publication of a paper in a reference scientific publication or active participation in an international meeting M 10
G05-O Thesis application (thesis preparation – draft and its defense) M 20

Semester 15

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
A03-O Analysis and quantitative methods  in insurance M 10
B30-O Elective E 10
G06-O Working on a doctoral thesis and submitting progress reports M 10

Probability and Actuarial

Regulation and supervision in insurance

Crime in insurance

Semester 16

Code Name Compulsory / Elective / Seminar ECTS
G07-O Submission of final version and defense of doctoral dissertation M 30

Career opportunities

With our PhD in Insurance, you’ll open up a world of exciting career opportunities. There are four key areas where your degree can lead you:

  • Insurance Professor: PhD holders can pursue an academic career as research professors in reputed universities and research institutions. They conduct new research, publish influential papers and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of insurance and risk management. As professors, they also mentor students and shape the future of the discipline.
  • Risk Management Consultant: With a PhD in Insurance, PhD holders can develop as risk management consultants, providing expert guidance to organizations across industries. They assess risks, develop risk management strategies and offer solutions to reduce potential threats. Their expertise helps businesses protect their operations, strengthen resilience and optimize risk exposures.
  • Policy Advisor: PhD holders can work as policy advisors in government agencies, regulatory bodies or international organizations. They contribute their deep understanding of insurance and risk management to shape policies and regulations that promote stability, fairness and consumer protection in the insurance industry. Their understandings and recommendations influence decision-making processes at various levels.
  • Risk Analyst: PhD holders can pursue careers as risk analysts in insurance companies, financial institutions or consulting firms. They assess the risks associated with investments, decision-making or operational processes. Using their advanced research skills and knowledge, they provide data to support risk assessment and strategic decision-making within the organization.

These are just a few of the exciting career paths that await you with a PhD in insurance. The possibilities are endless, and your degree will open the doors to a fulfilling professional journey.