The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate which offers students the opportunity to study a comprehensive curriculum in advanced Business Administration with a strong focus on Branding and Entrepreneurship. It is an ideal preparation those who wish to run their own business or take up a leadership role in the public or private sector. The doctorate is awarded by the Ecole Superiéure de Gestion, which is part of the Paris Graduate School of Management, one of France’s top Business Schools.
Who is the DBA for
The DBA programme is aimed at students who have already obtained a Masters degree in Business or a related area and who wish to distinguish themselves further by obtaining a specialist Doctoral qualification.
What are the benefits of obtaining a DBA
Only the elite in any field gains a Doctorate. Completion of this course will allow you to demonstrate to prospective employers that you are a leader in your field and are capable of creative and original thinking.
The Doctorate in Business Administration curriculum includes the following courses:
• Branding Design and Strategy
• Brand Management and Luxury Brands
• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
• Entrepreneurship: Launching New Ventures
• International Entrepreneurship
• Online Entrepreneurship
• Research Methods
• Doctoral Symposium
The first six courses are taught in the first year and the remaining two at the beginning of the second year. Students will spend the remainder of the second year working on their thesis under the supervision of their Doctoral Supervisor. The course is normally of three years duration, but students can submit their thesis any time after completing the second year.
Each subject lasts eight weeks. The taught component of the course is organized as a series of online seminars. Prior to each seminar, students will be given a few short papers or book extracts to read and review. During the seminars, they will be able to discuss these with tutors and fellow students. Assessment will be based on the quality of student contributions to collaborative tasks and group discussions.
You can expect to spend roughly 12 – 15 hours per week on coursework. There will be a live online seminar lasting three hours each week. This will be recorded to allow students who are unable to attend while the seminar is taking place. Students can expect to spend at least another 5 – 6 hours online each week, contributing to forum discussions and reading online materials.
You should already have a Masters degree in Business or a related area. Candidates with a Masters degree in another area may be admitted if they also have substantial management experience.
The DBA will prepare you for a rewarding high -level career in a variety of areas, including Executive Management, Brand Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Consultancy, Education or Research.
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