Mission Statement

The Oskar Morgenstern Doctoral School (OMDS) imparts problem consciousness and the analytical skills required by future academic leaders and top researchers to excel and create lasting impact in society. By combining a theory-based approach with modern empirical, experimental, statistical, and computational methods, future leaders of the industry and academia will be well equipped with cutting-edge methods to manage the complex societal challenges in economics and business.


What we and our graduates will provide:

  • Our expertise in state-of-the-art methods in quantitative research that allow us to solve complex decision problems and assess risk across disciplinary confines.
  • Our inquisitive and collaborative spirit that mobilizes the power of our interdisciplinary team.
  • Our pioneering visions that constantly challenge existing solutions and drive innovation across organizations, markets, industries and communities.

School Overview

The doctoral school is committed to a quantitative theory-guided and data-based approach in analyzing economic problems. The OMDS will unite the following 5 tracks:


  • Business Analytics, Logistics, and Operations Research (BALOR)
  • Economics (Vienna Graduate School of Economics - VGSE)
  • Finance (Vienna Graduate School of Finance - VGSF)
  • Management
  • Statistics and Data Analytics (Abraham Wald)

Your Benefits

  • Supervision by internationally active researchers.
  • Co-supervision and regular exchange with School faculty assures awareness of different perspectives on research issues.
  • Research seminars with international speakers as well as international visiting professors (OeNB, WKÖ, AK, faculty visiting professors) inform about the current state of the art in each track.
  • Support for attending leading international conferences and the leading field conferences as well as specialized workshops for each track.
  • Vienna Data Center: extensive data hub for empirical work.

 News & Events


Course title: Uncertainty and Volatility in Macroeconomics

Instructor: Céline Poilly (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)


Speakers in April: Isis Durrmeyer (Toulouse), Almut Balleer (RWI Essen), Enrico Cantoni (U Bologna)


Prof. Attila Melegh (Sociologist, Economist, and Historian)

Global Social Change and the Migration Turn


Speakers in March: Jörg Oechssler (U Heidelberg), Dominic Rohner (HEC Lausanne), Benjamin Born (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)


Title: Bi-objective Inventory Policy with Comprehensive Environmental Factors Formulation and Service-level Constraints

Speaker: Francesco Pilati,...


Title: How beneficial is it to use IoT in the waste industry?

Speaker: Sanne Wøhlk, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus...