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Executive DBA Admissions

In order to be accepted to the E-DBA Program, prospective students must generally hold an advanced degree such as an MBA, E-MBA, specialized Master’s or a comparable graduate business degree (i.e. MIB, MIM, LLB or a degree deemed acceptable by the admissions team). Applicants should also have a minimum of ten years of work experience, preferably demonstrating managerial/leadership skills, increasing levels of managerial/leadership responsibility, and/or a discernible area and level of expertise.
The admission process into the E-DBA program is online and supported by “The Bridge”, our proprietary admissions and Learning Management System (LMS) platform.

Tuition fees

E-DBA tuition fees are as follows:

  • E-DBA tuition fees: €42,000
  • E-DBA tuition fees for École des Ponts alumni: €32,000
  • Students transferring from another doctoral program: please contact us

Tuition fees cover all course materials, the residential sessions, doctoral supervision and access to our e-library (notably European Business Source Complete) only. All other expenses relative to the program including accommodation, travel, food and entertainment are at the student’s expense. The “Admissions offer letter” sent to each accepted student details payment conditions and offers to choose from three tuition payment options.
Tuition fees cover for the normal three-year duration of the program. At the end of four years from the start of the program, in the event that a doctoral candidate has yet to defend their doctoral project, an additional €4,200 per year will be due at the start of each of the two remaining years in order to maintain active doctoral candidate status.

ABD-Phd & DBA candidates interested in transferring to our E-DBA – please contact us to discuss your case. 

Scholarships & Financing

The school has not created a scholarship fund for those interested in pursuing the E-DBA. External grants or funding, depending on the country of origin and/or residence, may be available for the program (i.e. FHTT scheme from OPCACIF organizations for French professionals). In addition, some doctoral students may be able to obtain partial or full tuition funding from their employer and some doctoral students may qualify for government or other forms of financing schemes in their country.

Payment in additional installments can be arranged with the admissions department for an additional financing fee.

  1. Option A: tuition fees paid upfront
    • 1st installment (non-refundable): payment of €7000 upon acceptance of admissions offer
    • The balance of the tuition fees is due 2 weeks before the program starts
  2. Option B: tuition fees paid in five (5) installments (additional fee of €1,000)
    • 1st installment (non-refundable): payment of €7000 upon acceptance of admissions offer
    • 4 installments of 25% of the remaining tuition fees split over 18 months
  3. Option C: tuition fees paid in monthly installments (additional fee of €1,000)
    • 1st installment (non-refundable): payment of €7000 upon acceptance of admissions offer
    • 18 installments split over 18 months

Some doctoral students may also qualify for bank loans from one of our partner banks. Special conditions do apply; contact the admissions department for information:

Contact us

École des Ponts Business School Admissions Department
Feel free to contact us for any question related to your application:
+ 33 (0)1 64 15 22 12 /

Expert Advisory Session

If you’d like to discuss your doctoral project as well as your career options, and verify that you have the right profile for our Executive DBA, we invite you to book a phone or videoconference meeting with Hina Wadhwa, our Head of  Admissions:

Admissions Process


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