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Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA USA)

The Grenoble DBA is a tailored, 3-year, part-time, internationally recognized Doctoral program aimed at business leaders and academics who want to enhance their career by leveraging research to solve complex issues.

The program is adapted to the busy lives of professionals, with strategic locations in both France and California and delivered in a hybrid, flexible format.


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Program Format

Strategic locations: California & France

Engaging hybrid format - complete while working full time

3-years, part-time, live online with (4) in-person seminars / Start date: November, 2023

550+ alumni / 70 nationalities / cohort: small, personalized, international

The DBA Profile

The DBA offers senior managers, independent consultants, and academics the opportunity to leverage their careers and/or to make a transition into the highest levels of academia. The DBA is a degree for those seeking to link corporate experience to rigorous and relevant research.

The DBA acts as a lever for rewarding careers. Participating in a world-class, accredited DBA program opens new doors for professionals seeking to transition towards academic careers. Those working in commercial or public organizations benefit from new legitimacy as recognized experts in their fields. 

Come share with us your passion for solving real-world challenges.

Program Highlights

30 years doctoral experience / 1st DBA program in Europe / triple-accredited school renown for excellence

A Reputation for Research Excellence

The DBA from Grenoble Ecole de Management has a strong reputation for academic excellence. Designed for those seeking to excel in applied research, this program offers participants the support necessary to publish scholarship that impacts business and society.​ With more than 1,500 intellectual contributions to business practices, our DBA alumni have created a significant impact in numerous fields.

A Program Designed for Experienced Managers

The DBA program is designed to help students balance their academic, professional, and personal responsibilities with coursework and content delivered according to a part-time schedule in a flexible, hybrid format. 

Faculty Expertise / Supervision from Day 1

Our international faculty is comprised of industry experts and is strongly engaged in producing world-class research - One of the few DBA programs to offer the support of a highly qualified, research-active supervisor from Day 1.

Flexible, Hybrid Format

The DBA is delivered in an engaging synchronous online format with four in-person residencies: (2) in Grenoble, (1) in Paris, and (1) in Los Angeles. The program also includes regular live online courses, frequent contact with Supervisor, qualifying deliverables and milestones, and final dissertation. 

Strategic Locations

The DBA USA program from Grenoble is designed for those living in North or South America and are seeking to expand their global network. Participants are invited to join our DBA France cohort for two of the on-campus seminars in Grenoble & Paris, France.  

A Global Community of Scholars

With DBA locations in France and the USA, Grenoble Ecole de Management continues to build an active international network that includes more than 550+ DBA alumni. The program is designed to facilitate networking and collaboration with fellow students, alumni and faculty through conferences, workshops, and publishing opportunities.

Dissertation Tailored to Career Goals / Dedicated Services

The program is centered around an impact-oriented dissertation tailored to your career goals and supported by an industry-expert supervisor. Additionally, students receive access and training in statistical and specialized software, extensive e-library services, business and social sciences databases, online scholarly and professional journals, and more.

DBA Impact

The DBA program enables students to:
♦ Understand state-of-the-art research in their fields of study; 
♦ ​Acquire the necessary understanding and expertise in methods and techniques for research design, data collection, and data analysis;
♦ Conduct, write, and disseminate high-quality, doctoral-level research;
♦ Achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional practitioner in managing technology, innovation, and change;
♦ Gain legitimacy as researchers and faculty members in both academic and non-academic environments

A European Leader in Research

Grenoble Ecole de Management is a leading research-driven, triple-accredited business school (AACSB + AMBA + EQUIS).
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Word from the alumni

Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA - A track record of producing successful graduates who have made significant contributions to their fields.

Learn from those who made it



My DBA experience at GEM continues to enrich my professional and personal life, leading me to constantly ask, what will come next? It has afforded me opportunities to lead global projects, engage in multidisciplinary research, and develop new initiatives that would have otherwise been unimaginable. - Dr. Benjamin Powers, Director, Global Literacy Hub at the Yale Child Study Center, DBA 2017 graduate

The DBA was an opportunity to discover a new professional path in research and acquire significant knowledge in the academic domains I could work with. It also gave new professional opportunities. It opened doors in my professional life as a researcher and as a managing director. - Isabelle Chaquiriand, Dean of the Faculty of Business Sciences at the Catholic University of Uruguay, DBA 2020 graduate 

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Updated on 14 March 2023 at 9h56 am