Audencia offers the DBA Programme in Paris to suit the lifestyle of executives wishing to combine their practical expertise with the highest level of management training. Audencia faculty deliver courses and seminars at the Audencia campus in Paris during the programme over weekends, to enable participants to develop their skills in management research and to engage with cutting-edge research topics and themes in different management domains. Participants develop advanced management research skills during the first part of the programme through taught courses, enabling them to develop the research for their doctoral thesis under the supervision of Audencia faculty.
Audencia faculty and career experts accompany DBA participants during their doctoral journey. The diversity of the profiles in each DBA group is a key factor to promote experience-sharing. Originating from different countries and sectors, DBA participants have experience of different business functions and industries and proven managerial experience. Group sizes are small and enable close interaction between participants and faculty members. Doctoral development and career workshops during the programme support DBA candidates in choosing the right career path following their DBA studies.
DBA participants often aim to fast-track their management career through achieving a doctorate, gaining in-depth experience and knowledge and enhanced leadership reputation through conducting a large-scale research project within their organizations or sectors. Alternatively, DBA candidates may seek to become consultant experts in a particular business and management domain through the completion of their DBA studies.
DBA candidates may consider changing career direction towards an academic career following the successful completion of their DBA thesis. Possibilities for gaining lecturing experience and writing publishable academic journal articles exist in parallel to DBA studies at Audencia.
DBA Participant and Audencia Masters Graduate
The ambient learning environment has been carefully crafted to exhibit the potential of students, not forgetting thought provoking contributions from the diversity of students on the programme. It is indeed a once in a lifetime experience of receiving training to be responsible managers in our endeavours.
DBA thesis defended 2018
After working for more than thirty years in the energy industry, I am focused on a second career in the academic arena….I have had seven articles published in academic journals and have served as a Senior Lecturer for two semesters. Having a doctorate is usually a prerequisite for teaching at the university level, and the DBA has provided this. The research focus of the DBA has also established a good foundation going forward not only in research, but in teaching as much of the DBA class discussions included the various aspects pertinent in business.