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Executive DBA/The Thesis/The defense of the thesis

The defense of the thesis

The defense of the Executive DBA thesis occurs after the student has received the written authorization of the scientific committee and a report from their directing professor.


  1. Defense end of September / beginning of October, year n
  2. Agreement and reports by the 2 rapporteurs: August 31st, year n
  3. Reception of the final document by Business Science Institute and transmission to rapporteurs: July 1st, year n
  4.  Business Science Institute Advisor’s agreement: June 30th, year n
  5. Reception of the thesis by Business Science Institute :  June 1st, year n
  6. Thesis Director’s agreement: May 31st, year n
  7. Pre-defense: last follow-up seminar before the defense, during year n
  8. Follow-up seminars: year n-1
  9. Beginning of the thesis: year n-2

Should theses dates not be respected, the defense will not occur.

Once a year, end of September, an international week is organized in Wiltz (Luxembourg). During this week all the doctoral students ready to defend their thesis, will be able to do so.


Annual International BSI Week

Read the full program of the Annual International BSI Week.