DBA / DAM Doctoral Studies

Part-time to the DAM/DBA doctoral program

The most important information about the DTMD doctoral program at a glance
Description Doctorate in Advance Medicine DAM bzw. Doctorate in Business Administration DBA
Academic degree The academic doctoral degree by promotion corresponds to the highest level (level 8) of the German Qualifications Framework (DQR), the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the international ISCED-2011 of UNESCO.
Language German or English
Duration 6 Semester
Model Part-time postgraduate university study program
Degree Doctoral thesis  and oral colloquium (defense)
Number of modules 12
Credit Points 120 ECVETs
Workload Total 3.025 hours
Start / Place of study 4. Cohort 2023 (English), Castle Wiltz, Luxemburg
Dates Schedule available from August 202
Admission requirements Master’s degree and several years of professional experience or sustainable proof of special professional competencies according to VAE.
Tuition € 33,000 in 3 partial payments of € 11,000 each at the beginning of the semester, 1 partial invoice will be sent to you before the start of your studies.

German and English speaking Doctoral School in Advanced Medicine (DAM) and Business Administration (DBA) at DTMD University Luxembourg.

The European Institute for Knowledge and Value Management (EIKV), established in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since 2004 and publisher of the “EIKV Schriftenreihe zum Wissens- und Wertemanagement” (EIKV Series on Knowledge and Value Management), in collaboration with the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry (DTMD University) and international university cooperation partners, bundles the activities in teaching and research of the part-time DAM/DBA doctoral program at Wiltz Castle in Luxembourg.

There are fundamental differences between PhD and DBA programs. Both doctoral concepts pursue different goals and address different target groups. While PhD programs are aimed at younger university graduates, DBA programs are intended exclusively for working decision-makers with extensive practical experience. They are primarily offered as so-called blended learning on a part-time basis, in which classroom phases alternate with online learning.

DTMD University’s doctoral school primarily addresses licensed physicians and executives with an accredited master’s degree and at least five years of professional experience in their own practice, clinic, research institution, business or administration who:

  • would like to document their technical, professional and social competences in a high-quality scientifically based and practice-oriented doctoral thesis, the thesis, with the possibility of publishing it in the EIKV publication series and thus making it internationally accessible,
  • want to enhance their professional skills and expertise through a personal, scientifically validated process of reflection and research,
  • would like to showcase their personal profile and previous professional achievements with a recognized academic title.

Timing of the doctoral program

In total, the doctoral students in the two DAM and DBA doctoral programs of the DTMD University go through

in the 1st year of study five interdisciplinary joint and

in the 2nd year of study three subject-specific separate attendance modules.

The modules take place from Friday (14:00) to Sunday (13:00).

In the second and third year, two one-day progress monitoring seminars must also be completed. The focus is on those aspects of the research question(s) that have not yet been analyzed or resolved to the satisfaction of the doctoral students and their supervisors.

The third year of study is primarily devoted to working on the thesis and preparing for the colloquium with the defense of the doctoral thesis before the examination board.

With the doctoral program, the doctoral student acquires a total of 120 ECVET credits (European Credit Transfer System according to the Bruges/Copenhagen Process), which are absolutely equivalent to the ECTs of the Bologna Process.

The obligatory individual supervision of doctoral students provides for an information and knowledge transfer with the first supervisor at least every six weeks.

This can take place through a personal meeting, by e-mail or video conference.


Doctoral Regulations – German

The publication of the annexes to the doctoral regulations (PromO) is waived. The annexes serve the administrative implementation of the PromO, but can be viewed at any time upon request.