The Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) offers you a solid, research-based and problem-oriented academic training in political science, economics with a focus on economic policy, and management. In the DIA programme you are prepared for a research career or a demanding specialist or management role in economics and politics. We provide you with the research qualifications you need and strengthen your knowledge base in your discipline and selected area of expertise. In addition, you develop your abilities to conduct a research-based dialogue with related disciplines. Your doctoral thesis is at the focal point of the programme. The thesis can be policy orientated, theoretical or of an interdisciplinary nature. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of Europe’s leading Business Universities and offers you an education guided by an integrative view of business, economics, law and social sciences. The Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) is designed for Master of Arts graduates with a background in social sciences.