Master students (or holders of an equivalent degree) satisfying the requirements can apply for a doctorate at the Department of Economics. There are several research topics related to the specialization of the different chairs. The Department of Economics has adopted a charter of quality for doctoral students. Students holding a doctorate have the following options: a career in public and/or private sector using a particular expertise or may move into teaching and research in economics. 


The doctoral education of the Department of Economics at the University of Fribourg prepares students for careers as economists.