The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) offered by Grenoble Ecole de Management is a research-based degree which is the highest level business qualification attainable.
It is a unique, research-based, issue-driven qualification that culminates in a doctoral degree (Doctor of Business Administration).
It focuses on the broad area of technology management, organizational change and innovation. It can also cover more traditional research topics in the fields of management, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.
The program consists of a combination of workshops and presentations interspersed by periods of individual research and supervision.
It is structured so that the majority of registrations will be part-time and that students will combine research with ongoing careers in business, commerce or management education, training and/or consulting. It has two sequential elements:
Part 1: Theory and research in management of technology, innovation, and organizational change – approximately 2 years of part-time study.
Part 2: DBA research and thesis – approximately 3 years of part-time study.
Successful completion of Part 1 is compulsory in order to move on to Part 2.
This joint program combines research strength of two top international business schools.
The Grenoble DBA is also offered in partnership with California State University at Northridge (DBA USA) and Webster University (DBA Switzerland).
Students attend annual workshops in Grenoble and on the partner campuses if completing the DBA USA or DBA Switzerland.
A DBA is increasingly recognized as the most appropriate post-Master’s degree for senior business professionals and educators.
This advanced degree helps with entry into senior executive management and high-level business consultancy, and bestows the necessary academic qualifications to teach at a business school.