Executive Master 2 Management & CSR Information Webinar
Attend the information webinar on Tuesday 14th September 2021 from 01:30pm to 02:15pm: the IPAG Business School team will present the full programm
The taught stage of the DBA program is completed during the first year, which culminates with the Grand Comprehensive Exam.
DBA students will begin with an orientation into the programme, which will take place after the opening ceremony. During this period, they will benefit from 4 courses related to management research providing them with fundamental theories and concepts. Four other courses, devoted to research design and research methodology, will provide the necessary tools and methods.
2nd & 3rd Year
The field stage of the programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. DBA candidates will cooperate with a supervisor to conduct their field studies and write the thesis.
During this period, DBA candidates have to meet, physically or via videoconferences regularly, the supervisor to report on the work progress. The thesis shall be written in a way that may allow subsequent publications in academic and professional journals.
Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
Our DBA programme in Paris To find out more
Do you have a Master's degree and would like to open up new career opportunities? Discover what the Doctorate of Business Administration can bring to your professional project and your career!
What is the DBA?
The Doctorate in Business Administration is a doctoral program taught by the prestigious Grandes Ecoles for managers and professionals who wish to carry out a research project by obtaining this prestigious diploma, while benefiting from quality supervision and support from a thesis director who is an expert in the field chosen by the student.
This high school program is very popular with professionals who wish to develop new technical skills over the course of three years of study to enrich their professional experience. For this reason, this course is ideally suited to students who are already working in a professional capacity.
The DBA is mainly known for its innovative approaches in the fields of business management: management, finance, human resources, marketing, international business, etc. It allows its students to bring new methods and strategies to their current or future companies.
The DBA is easily mistaken for the doctorate, also called PhD. While the standard of study and the number of years of study are identical, these two degrees do not target the same profiles and do not have the same objectives: while the PhD requires the student-researcher to work on a project that makes a significant contribution to scientific knowledge with the publication of a doctoral thesis, the DBA, for its part, provides the student with theories that allow him or her to rethink and innovate his or her professional practices and operational and strategic management in a professional world. After a PhD, opportunities are more likely to arise for a teaching and research career in a university or other academic institution, while the DBA offers a strong managerial advantage in the student's professional career.
It appears obvious that for a different purpose, the content will also be different. While the PhD focuses mainly on an analysis of conceptual and theoretical content and the empirical validation of theories, the DBA benefits from a more management-oriented methodological approach allowing its students to evolve professionally in their current or future position.
In contrast to the DBA, the PhD is a doctoral training program mandated by the French government, which leads the student to obtain a recognized doctoral degree. To find out whether the degree you are considering will be state-approved, you will need to check with your host institution to find out whether your enrollment in a doctoral school is part of your program.
The DBA is a program of outstanding quality that brings many career benefits and solutions to a professional career:
At the IPAG Business School, the DBA is one of our student programs available on our Parisian campus, where the pedagogy is structured around several courses, but also seminars and international exchanges (from Paris to Shanghai via Canton).
DBA courses and seminars cover general and cross-cutting aspects of intercultural management, business strategy, entrepreneurship, project management and CSR. Over 3 years, 120 ECTS credits are earned with 660 hours of courses (applied research) and coaching.
The research theme is openly chosen. Regardless of your topic, IPAG will offer you the support of an expert who can advise you, answer your questions and guide you throughout your research project and thesis writing.
The DBA involves several hours of research workshops. These sessions allow students to meet and share their experiences, findings and methodological tips.
Regardless of whether you graduated from a MBA or any other master's degree with five years of higher education, you can apply for a DBA at IPAG under certain admission criteria:
At IPAG, admittance to the DBA is based on an online application.
The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) enables executives to legitimise their professional experience through academic work. Thus, they offer themselves the opportunity of a new impetus in their career. In addition, this program gives you the opportunity to teach in the most prestigious establishments.