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Global DBA

Duration : 3 years
Languages : English
Campus : Rennes

The Global DBA is a three year applied research based executive doctoral programme. It offers participants the opportunity to obtain the highest-level postgraduate qualifications in business and management field without interrupting their careers.

“A programme to turn your firm into innovative and sustainable future business. Dr Saqib Aziz”

Presentation

Global Doctorate in Business Administration

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers doctoral business degree training to business leaders and enables them to succeed in accomplishing a high standard of applied research work on an avant-gardist topic that is relevant and critical to the future success of their businesses or the business world.

This programme comprises nine research seminars along with directed reading and a combination of online tuition and face-to-face teaching, enabling students to successfully defend their thesis at the end of the three-year programme.

In 2020, Analytics India Magazine ranks our DBA programme in first place among the Top Global Doctoral Programme.

Global DBA students

Modalities

Admission

  • A master’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Candidates with less than five years of experience can be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • English proficiency demonstrated by TOEFL (>/=90 IBT) or IELTS (overall score of 7), or equivalent proficiency in the Cambridge or Pearson English Language Test. Native speakers do not need to complete a test.

Academic Calendar

  • 2 intakes/year: October & March

Tuition fees:

  • €10,000/year

Mission, Teaching & Learning

Programme mission

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers doctoral business degree training to business leaders and enables them to succeed in accomplishing a high standard of applied research work on an avant-gardist topic that is relevant and critical to the future success of their businesses or the business world.

 

Teaching & Learning Goals

This programme comprises nine research seminars along with directed reading and a combination of online tuition and face-to-face teaching, enabling students to successfully defend their thesis at the end of the three-year programme with the following aims:

  1. Demonstrate advanced current knowledge in their field of business study
  2. Acquire methodological and analytic research skills and the ability to conduct an empirical piece of management research
  3. Show the ability to develop an original piece of research demonstrating the integration of current knowledge, scientific rigour and the production of an original contribution to knowledge
  4. Be guided by the highest levels of ethics in the conduct of their research

 

4 reasons to join this programme

  • Join a triple-accredited business school (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA) ranked among the Top 10 in France for international attractiveness and the quality of its Faculty.
  • Join an animated and varied research community of GDBA, post-doctoral students and academic researchers who regularly publish in top peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Become a specialist in your domain and achieve excellence as the programme requires you to become publishable.
  • Benefit from seminars and workshops delivered by world-class academics.

Programme

This programme is worth 200 ECTs with 9 teaching modules entailing 216 teaching hours.

Year 1 — Academic Path

Semester 1

  • Module 1: Research Methodology and Process (Online tuition)
  • Module 2: Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods
  • Module 3: Quantitative Research Methods
  • Module 4: Organisational Behaviour
  • Module 5: Strategy

Semester 2

  • Module 6: Paper Development Workshop
  • Module 7: Empirical Development Workshop
  • Module 8: Thesis Development Workshop
  • Module 9: Specialised Research tracks*

* Tracks offered during this module may give particular focus to culturally-specific business issues and challenges of the country of the partner institution. These challenges might relate to different sectors, industries, or companies and are at the centre stage of applied research.

Year 2 & 3 — Research Path

Doctoral Thesis

Key deliverables:

  • Comprehensive literature review
  • Research proposal defence
  • Thesis defence

Partner institutes

 

  • INSOFE (datascience DBA)
  • FGV Brazil (general track)

Testimonies

Dr. Emerson Luis Galina, Global Chief Operating Officer Benteler Group, DBA Cohort 2

“The DBA was the opportunity to reach the upper academic level and connect it to my vast professional experience. This helped me to enhance my academic background and support my professional career development. Now I feel prepared for the challenges ahead and to navigate my company through these turbulent economic moments and industrial transformations.”

 

Dr. Rodrigo NAVARRO, Senior Consultant, DBA Cohort 2

“I chose the DBA programme to deepen my knowledge on specific topics like research, and to capture synergies derived from the interaction with top academy members and different scholars, aiming for insights to be used in my professional activities. Rennes SB DBA programme’s flexibility, academic rigor and quality is certainly unique.”

“So, are you convinced?”