To succeed in your Executive DBA, you will need to put in hard work and self-discipline. At École des Ponts Business School, we believe that our role is not only to train you, support you in your doctoral journey and assess the quality of your final thesis. We mean to inspire you, help you connect to your deeper motivations, and make sense of your efforts.
The program starts with a Learning Lab, led by Maurizio Travaglini, the founder of Architects of Group Genius. The Learning Lab brings doctoral students to think critically about what they want to achieve with their E-DBA. Optional Learning Lab Extensions are offered yearly throughout the program, to help doctoral candidates maximize their impact on the business community.
The Doctoral Writing Labs are designed to help doctoral students concretely progress toward the completion of their papers. Participants are guided step-by-step in these learning-by-doing workshops. Doctoral candidates can attend up to two Doctoral Writing Labs per year.
The first year of the Executive DBA ends with a Futures Literacy Lab, led by Riel Miller from UNESCO. This Lab equips participants with an effective way to think about the future – their own and especially that of their sector/industry/activity. Participants leave with a fresh view on their research objectives and ensure that they effectively address the emerging future of their area of expertise.