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Grenoble Ecole de Management

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

This DBA is research-based, issue-driven qualification that culminates in a doctoral degree. It focuses on the broad area of the management of technology, organizational change and innovation. The programme is offered in France, USA or China. The content of the programme is the same regardless the location. It is divided into two stages: training in doctoral research in management sciences, followed by a thesis.
Entry Requirements: Master + at least 5 years of professional experience
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
Duration: 4 years
Location: Grenoble / USA / China
Language: English
Selection: Academic dossier + research proposal
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

Prochain Oral

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  • Michelle Mielly

    Program Director DBA USA

  • Guillaume Ferrante

    Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

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Intervenants :

  • Dr. Valérie SABATIER - Director of the Doctoral School
  • Nicolas RIETSCH - DBA Student
  • 00:42

    The Corporate Speech


    The Interview


    Are we still able to work during the program? Leaving a full-time job and having no income during 4 years would be difficult.


    Will a doctorate in business help me advance in management roles or is this only for academics?

  • 08:21

    Do we apply to the program and then choose the location we want to study? Or do we have to apply to specific location?


    What is the international recognition of this degree?


    How does the research done at the school impact real-world business?


    Is there a space that researchers share their work and collaborate?

  • 20:08

    Are we able to accelerate the program in any way instead of taking the full four years?


    The Expert Question


    The Expert Question: Why should one chose GEM to do a DBA when there are so many other options worldwide?


    Hello, I have a master’s and the required minimum of professional experience, but no background in research. Is this a problem for applying?

  • 30:02

    Does the school help graduates find employment?


    Hello, I’m a marketing manager and  interested in pursuing a doctoral degree but not sure exactly about the research aspect. Can you give some examples of business research projects at the school?


    The exchange rate for my currency to swiss francs is not great. What’s the average cost of the program and living expenses?


    Do doctoral students work with an individual supervisor or is it several people?

  • 40:53

    Tie-less time


    Tie-less time: Once we graduate do we get to wear a white lab coat and make everyone address us as Doctor?


    Is it possible just to get the Certificate in Research in Management Sciences after stage one and not continue after?


    Are there teaching opportunities for doctoral candidates at the school?

  • 48:34

    What’s the profile of the candidates the school is looking for?


    Can the second stage of the program be done off-campus if we are focusing on our thesis and research?


    Since the doctoral program takes place on multiple campuses across the world, are there opportunities to visit or study abroad somewhere besides our main campus?


    Hi, I speak zero words of French besides Bonjour and Merci. Is the whole program in English or will be a challenge?

  • 57:56

    What makes the Grenoble doctoral different from other DBA programs?