Doctoral programme

Part-time doctoral studies: Individual choice of topics, personal supervision

An extra-occupational doctoral programme offers you a path to a doctorate, without restricting your career or your private life to any great extent. In cooperation with universities, we offer a part-time doctoral programme with excellent supervision to academics who want to complete their doctorate alongside work. The IfM takes care of all administrative and organisational work for you, in particular the compilation of all application documents, any translations and and active support during the application process.

Advantages of this doctoral programme

The flexible seminars in the part-time programme make it possible to write a dissertation alongside your job. With the individual choice of topics, there is the possibility of writing a scientific thesis that also ensures applicability and implementation in your company. Individual, personal supervision during the doctoral programme is ensured as a maximum of 5 students are allocated per supervisor.

  • Individual choice of topic for the dissertation
  • Personal supervision by a supervisor (mentor)
  • Flexible time management / no semester breaks
  • Study in English

Take advantage of these benefits and complete your doctorate while working!

Duration: 3 years

Dates: The programme starts in the winter semester

Language: English

Characteristics: Part-time doctoral programme, which can be completed alongside work and family life

Admission: Completed Magister, Diplom or Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (may also be from other disciplines)

Admission criteria

The following requirements must be met for admission to the doctoral programme:

  • Completed Master’s degree, Diploma or Bachelor’s and Master’s degree respectively.
  • Good command of English
  • Academics from different disciplines can be admitted.

We will be happy to inform you about the framework conditions for your doctorate in a personal consultation.

Target group

The part-time doctoral programme takes three years and is aimed at managers, high potentials, executives and entrepreneurs. The doctoral programme not only takes into account the  participants’ professional commitments, but also the compatibility of the doctorate with family and leisure time.

Content and Structure

The doctoral programme is designed to allow completion of the doctorate within three years. Justified interruptions are permitted after consultation with the University. All seminars and examinations take place at the respective university.

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