Located in the heart of the largest integrated economic zone in the world, the European Union, the Paris School of Business DBA in Paris program offers students from all over the world the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in France, with specializations in international business, management, marketing, economics and finance.
The DBA program is a fully-fledged Doctoral degree, with a focus on professional experience. Designed to fit the demanding lifestyle of executives and professionals, the DBA in Paris gives the necessary tools to contribute to production and dissemination of the applied science in the areas of management and business administration.
The DBA program allows students to do applied research and research for practice. In this spirit, DBA students have the opportunity to attend to research seminars with the PSB faculty staff, international workshop, and academic lectures on several fields related to business administration, marketing, management, economics and finance.
The DBA program is a rigorous research-based program that enables proven business professionals to expand their knowledge and creativity under the close guidance of its doctoral faculty. The DBA program has been designed to equip students with the advanced research skills and tools needed to tackle organizational, development, and financial concerns.
The DBA experience challenges students to sharpen their critical and analytical expertise. They develop their research skills to become experts in their field with a proven ability to think outside of the box and improve their decision-making as executives and manager.
- 100% in English
- A flexible 3-year program adapted to the rhythm of international executives
- Applied research tailored to the background and career goals of the students
- Hybrid sessions mixing seminars and workshops in Paris
- Small class size
- Tailor-made coaching and high level of supervisory support
- International faculty of academics and leading professional
- A DBA community composed of more than 200 executive students coming from more than 70 nationalities.
Word from the Head of Program
“The decision to pursue doctoral studies is one of the most important decisions a person can ever make. The strength of the DBA program is its focus on professional experience, contrary to the Ph.D that is more theoretical.
Most of our students are as very much experts in their field but the program allows them to learn how to think critically, how to think outside of the box, to bring new solutions to design new instruments rather than using existing ones.
If you are looking to boost your career and to bring economic and social value to the international community, then the DBA is the program for you.”
Academic Dean of the DBA
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Depending on the focus of their research, students will benefit from a supervisory support from our highly qualified faculty. Our doctoral faculty is broken down in five tracks:
- Technology Interaction, Marketing and Customer Experience
- Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Strategic Management
- Management, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources
- Financial Management and Corporate Sustainability
- Economic Dynamics, Policy and Globalization
The rhythm of the program is organized as follows:
> 3 hybrid sessions (online and on campus in Paris)
> 2 online sessions
> 1 DBA Workshop per year in July (online and on campus in Paris)
> Regular online webinars with third-year students and DBA Alumni
> 3 thesis monitoring committee
> 3 mid-terms submission.
During the three-year program, students receive continuous supervisory support from a dedicated faculty member who is an expert in the field of research. The supervisor provides advice and guidance throughout the program.
As part of the DBA research program, students are also invited to Paris School of Business research events and receive the Research Newsletter of the Research Lab.
The first phase of the DBA program consists of the research project preparation. DBA students explore the relevant literature related to their topic, formulate the research question, gather the data for the study and build the research design of their project.
The second phase of the program consists of the implementation of the research project. DBA students apply the research design and prepare a formal written document describing all elements and the implication of the research before defending their research in front of researchers.
Throughout this process, DBA students are guided by the approved dissertation assignments.
Current school year: 2023-2024
Admission to the DBA program
To be admitted in the DBA program, candidates must:
- Have an MBA, Master degree or equivalent from recognized institutions
- Have at least three years of work experience at managerial level
Once the candidate have sent his/her application, the Admissions Team will screen it to verify their eligibility for the program.
If eligible, an interview (on campus or online) can be schedule with Prof. Josse Roussell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The DBA program allows students to broaden their professional horizons enabling them to climb further up the corporate ladder.
For Doctors, career boosting opportunities are endless. Many go on to become faculty members of top business schools, high level consultants, or progress to board level roles.
Fees and financing
The tuition fee for the Doctorate of Business Administration is €34 750.
Manager at Blom Bank, Egypt
« Pursuing the Doctorate of Business Administration was a crucial step in my life. Firstly, it paved the way to investigating sophisticated problems that need advanced exploration techniques and skills to reach innovative solutions. Secondly, it also opens the door to becoming part of scientific developers and innovators instead of only the beneficiary of solutions drafted by others.
The Executive DBA program also affected my personal life, resulting in improved personal skills in terms of analyzing, criticizing, and decision-making.
Paris School of Business enjoys a unique position and an unparalleled academic reputation in the western world, with a large number of leading scholars working in their respective fields. »