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The Doctor of Business Administrationn (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration is a doctoral programme designed for managers wishing to give momentum to their careers.

In 3 years, the IPAG DBA enables students to undertake extensive in-depth research of a chosen topic and to write a thesis with a supervisor, expert in the area that they choose to research.

Programme structure
Full time

Course Structure

The DBA’s syllabus is mixed and includes taught modules, seminars and exchanges across the world, undertaken in Paris, Guangzhou, and Shanghai.


Modules and Seminars

The DBA modules cover the general and transversal aspects of intercultural management, entrepreneurship, project management, and CSR. Over 3 years, 600 hours of teaching is undertaken online.


The research topic is entirely up to the student. Whatever the subject, IPAG will find an expert supervisor that will be able to accompany, counsel, and answer any questions you may have as well as guide you throughout your research and drafting.


The DBA includes a number of hours dedicated to research workshops. During these, students will meet, share their experience, knowledge, research findings as well as their advice on research methods.


Entry Level

The DBA program is open to students who have gained a Master’s degree and have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.


Admissions are made online and decisions are made on the basis of grades and achievements.

  • Submission of the student’s application, which evidences a Master’s degree and two years of certified professional experience.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 80
  • English interview



Fees and Finance

Course Fees

21 000€ for 3 years

Merit based scholarship :

The best candidates can be granted an IPAG Merit Based Scholarship.
Scholarship can reach up to €2,000 depending on the excellence of your profile.

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