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Paris Dauphine University Executive Doctorate in Business Administration
Paris Dauphine University

Executive Doctorate in Business Administration

Paris, France

3 Years

English, French

Part time

30 Aug 2024

07 Oct 2024

EUR 38,000



Training for senior professionals.

The Executive PhD has the format of a part-time, three-year continuing education program that allows participants to continue their professional activities.

You are a working professional (business owner, senior executive, consultant, teacher or lecturer), with more than ten years of experience.

  • You are driven by the desire to formalize your knowledge, to share it.
  • You aim to theorize your practice.
  • You want to produce high-level academic research and disseminate it in the form of publications and books to contribute to the building of knowledge in applied fields.
  • You feel motivated to write a thesis on a concrete managerial issue, supported by scientific research tools.
  • You want to become an Academically Qualified or Executive Doctor as part of your career development.

All this with a schedule compatible with your professional life in a three-year break. Don't hesitate, the Executive PhD (ex EDBA) of the University Paris-Dauphine is for you!

The Executive PhD of the University of Paris-Dauphine is a doctoral program, based on the concept of "engaged research", which is aimed at working professionals, in order to give them all the necessary resources to theorize their practice and produce high-level academic research.

The Executive PhD of the University of Paris-Dauphine aims to foster communication between two often distant worlds, that of management research and that of business, for the benefit of both spheres.

This reconciliation allows :

  • Giving a scientific scope to your "intuitions
  • Develop your legitimacy/visibility in your professional world

Access a global vision of corporate strategy and its functional organizations, including the latest advances in theoretical research in a scientific framework.

Why Dauphine?

The University of Paris-Dauphine was one of the first universities in Europe to offer an Executive PhD, as early as 2008, and the first in France. Today, this program is a growing success, with an average of 16 participants per year, of which 30% to more than half are international. The Executive PhD is rich in the exchange of experience that this international opening provides.


The class is made up of two groups, one for which the lessons are given in English, the other for which all lessons are given in French. Some elective seminars can be delivered in one language only.

Most of the teaching materials are in English, which implies a minimal command of English when reading.


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