Grenoble Ecole de Management offers a unique Executive Doctorate of Business Administration degree in France and the USA. The degree is delivered by GEM, and the workshops take place primarily Online for the convenience of busy executives at our partner campus in Los Angeles, California, or our campuses in Paris and Grenoble, France.
Why the GEM DBA?
Oldest program in Europe with nearly 30 years of experience
A strong global network of over 500 alumni
Degree from top-ranked, triple-accredited business school
One of only 10 DBA programs in the world to be accredited by AMBA
Member of EDBAC (Executive DBA Council)
Accompanied by International Subject Matter Experts. Faculty strongly engaged in producing world-class research.
Online, flexible format – adapted to busy executives
Program Duration: Three years, part-time, online (with both online and on-site seminars, conferences, qualifying examinations, and a final dissertation)
Entry Requirements: Master's degree + a minimum of five years of professional experience
Recognition: This program is one of only 10 DBA programs in the world to be accredited by AMBA.
Scholarships and Financial Aid are available
The DBA is a part-time program aimed at experienced professionals who want to bring impact to their organization and/or society by leveraging academic research to solve concrete organizational problems.
The DBA program at Grenoble Ecole de Management is the oldest DBA in Europe. It offers senior managers, independent consultants, and academics the opportunity to leverage their careers and/or to make a transition into academia.
The DBA is a program for those seeking to link corporate experience to rigorous and relevant research. It connects the business and research communities to enact change and foster progress through original and publishable research work.
As a triple-accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), Grenoble Ecole de Management has designed a program that fits executives’ needs with the highest quality standards: we see the DBA program as a true research-based degree.
From Day 1, participants start working on their research, and the program is designed to ensure that students carry out long-term research projects that are highly relevant to management practice and are based on up-to-date scientific knowledge.
The content of the workshops focuses on the development of research methods. All applicants have managerial expertise and a Master’s/MBA degree; therefore, the courses do not repeat the content of MBA studies. Our DBA approach leads to intellectual contributions, as demonstrated by our students’ and graduates’ outstanding publication records.
The Grenoble DBA is delivered in various locations thanks to partnerships and joint degree programs with business schools around the world. The programs are presently offered in the following locations:
DBA France: Paris & Grenoble
DBA USA: Los Angeles
Regardless of the location, the content is the same, and participants who successfully complete the program are awarded a Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA degree.
Why Choose a DBA Program?
Our DBA students’ research influences managerial and organizational milieus at the highest level. Each student’s thesis includes a chapter dedicated to the managerial implications of their doctoral research and offers relevant recommendations for organizations to overcome key challenges.
DBA students and graduates are encouraged to share their results and findings with the widest possible audience in order to inform and engage with their peers, organizations, and communities.
With a strong focus on dissemination to business and academic audiences, the combination of relevance and rigor in our DBA research supports our reputation in the management of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Your DBA Supervisor
Each DBA candidate is assigned a research-active professor from Grenoble Ecole de Management or a partner institution. Our faculty provides a wide range of expertise and an international reputation in research on business innovation, technology management, and the organizational dimensions of technological change. The supervisor helps the student define and carry out a DBA research project until his or her final thesis defense.
Faculty who supervise doctoral students at GEM have the opportunity to work with candidates who have met our demanding selection criteria. These students are often given privileged access to top-tier research in the fields of business and organizations, which provides them exciting opportunities for high-impact, novel research, and joint publications.