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Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

Are you an experienced business professional looking to advance your career and deepen your expertise in a specific area of business? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a thought leader in your industry?

Our Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (E-DBA) program may be the perfect fit for you. Our program will help you develop new skills and knowledge that can be applied to your professional and personal life. You will have the opportunity to stay up to date on developments in your research topic of choice and gain a deeper understanding of key business concepts and theories.

Our Executive DBA program requires you to conduct original research providing a rewarding intellectual challenge and the opportunity to contribute to your field.

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

Are you an experienced business professional looking to advance your career and deepen your expertise in a specific area of business? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a thought leader in your industry?

Our Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (E-DBA) program may be the perfect fit for you. Our program will help you develop new skills and knowledge that can be applied to your professional and personal life. You will have the opportunity to stay up to date on developments in your research topic of choice and gain a deeper understanding of key business concepts and theories.

Our Executive DBA program requires you to conduct original research providing a rewarding intellectual challenge and the opportunity to contribute to your field.

Our Executive DBA in A Nutshell

Key Information

€55 000
Program tuition for 2024-28 cohort

4 years
Standard program length
PhD and ABD applicants
are welcome
(exemptions may apply)

10% Women in Corporate Governance
scholarship for all women applying to the program

Accessible school /
Ecole accessible

Important Dates
Program start:
14 October 2024

Final application deadline:

23 September 2024

To benefit from an anti-inflation tuition fee reduction
of up to 30% apply by
29 February 2024*

*conditions apply:

Please check with the team for more information.

Location
Residential Sessions
Year 1 residential sessions take place in Paris (city center).

Hybrid Mode
Attend the sessions in person or online.

For Busy Professionals
Obtain your doctorate in 4 years with part-time study, research and a unique support system to accompany you.

A Professional Degree
For experienced professionals (minimum 10 years of experience with a recognized or developing expertise) who wish to study beyond an (Executive) MBA, or other advanced professional degree (Master's-level minimum).

Your Learning Experience
A program built for practitioners, the École des Ponts Business School E-DBA is oriented towards grounding emerging practice in theory.

Find your specific Subject Matter Expertise to gain an edge. This is key to crafting your future!

Freedom
Get the freedom to choose your subject matter, the format of your work and your pace.

After Year 1, you work with your supervisor(s) at your own pace.

Structure

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Why an E-DBA?

Challenge Yourself

One of the key objectives that motivates applicants to join our E-DBA program is the desire to be intellectually challenged in a meaningful way, which contributes to creating a wide range of future professional opportunities: Speaking engagements, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, expertise-based consulting opportunities, corporate governance roles, and more.

Differentiate Yourself

For many senior managers, the E-DBA gives them the ability to lead more efficiently and differentiate themselves from the Master’s-level staff they manage. The E-DBA often opens opportunities for corporate governance (e.g. board member) and strategic roles (C-suite).

Gain Recognition

Some graduates venture into academic endeavors, cultivating the joys of conducting serious research, writing and publishing practical as well as theoretical articles, to establish themselves as recognized subject-matter experts and thought leaders.

Why an
E-DBA?

Challenge Yourself

One of the key objectives that motivates applicants to join our E-DBA program is the desire to be intellectually challenged in a meaningful way, which contributes to creating a wide range of future professional opportunities: Speaking engagements, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, expertise-based consulting opportunities, corporate governance roles, and more.

Differentiate Yourself

For many senior managers, the E-DBA gives them the ability to lead more efficiently and differentiate themselves from the Master’s-level staff they manage. The E-DBA often opens opportunities for corporate governance (e.g. board member) and strategic roles (C-suite).

Gain Recognition

Some graduates venture into academic endeavors, cultivating the joys of conducting serious research, writing and publishing practical as well as theoretical articles, to establish themselves as recognized subject-matter experts and thought leaders.

Join a Growing Global Brain Trust

Our E-DBA program is divided into two main phases:

Phase 1: Doctoral Student phase
- A toolbox to develop new skills

This is the learning phase of the program covered in Year 1, which is composed of 4 x 1 week-long residential sessions delivered in hybrid mode
(face-to-face and/or online simultaneously).
During these 4 residential sessions, participants complete 4 research methods modules:

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Case Study Methods

Participants also take part in unique labs and workshops to help build their research project and learn how to establish their expertise:

  • Learning Lab
  • Futures Literacy Lab
    Doctoral Writing Labs
  • Subject-Matter Expert Workshop
    At the end of Phase 1, participants are coached on how to define their Doctoral Project and its format (3-paper approach, dissertation, or themed book).
    They are then matched with one or several supervisors to start the next phase of the program.

Brain Trusts and Doctoral Writing Labs - Support systems

From the onset of the program, which starts with the Learning Lab, participants form peer groups called Brain Trusts to create a unique internal support system -- a sounding board to discuss and challenge ideas.

In Phase 2, all Doctoral Candidates are invited to participate in Doctoral Writing Labs to continue to feel connected to the school and benefit from additional faculty and peer support.

Doctoral Candidates continue to support each other within their Brain Trusts and become part of a bigger, cross-cohort Brain Trust of E-DBA participants from previous years further along the path to completing their papers.

Phase 2: Doctoral Candidate phase - A safe space to research and write with your supervisor(s)

To mark the successful completion of Phase 1, participants are conferred a blockchain-based certificate awarding them the title of Doctoral Candidate.

This signifies the start of the next phase of the program, the research and writing segment, covered in Years 2, 3 and 4 of the program. Participants conduct their research using the skills acquired in Phase 1 of the program and work with their supervisor(s) to write their papers.

The Doctoral Writing Labs allow participants to apply and practice the skills acquired in Phase 1 of the program to the papers that comprise their Doctoral Project.

At the end of Phase 2 of the program, Doctoral Candidates submit their Doctoral Project and if this is approved and accepted, they move on to the final step, the Viva Voce (oral defense).

As soon as the Viva Voce is successfully completed, the Doctoral Candidate is awarded the title of Doctor.

Our League of Leaders

Meet some of the talented leaders who came before you!

Dr. Stephen Broadhurst
(United Kingdom)

Senior Business Transformation Manager

"Today and with sincere thanks to École des Ponts Business School, the Executive DBA program, and my excellent dissertation supervisor, my thinking and situation have since proved that unexpected opportunities and doors do certainly open when you want them to."

Dr.Bharat Madan
(Luxembourg)

Managing
Partner | CEO

"The E-DBA has been quite wholesome for me. I was already getting good traction at my job in the industry because of my newly earned title which validated my opinion about Innovation and Entrepreneurial thinking. However, at the personal level, it inspired me to leave the comforts of a corporate leadership role and embark upon an entrepreneurial journey."

Dr. Uwe Jürgen Bauer
(Germany)

Chief Joy
Officer

"Doing an Executive DBA at the École des Ponts Business School was an exceptional journey for me. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this unique business school. It was, in particular, inspiring and enriching being in a truly international cohort of 24 doctorate students from 19 countries."

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