DBA - Montpellier Business School

Montpellier Business School
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Founded in 1897 and built on strong values, Montpellier Business School offers French and International talents who are unique in their diversity and their backgrounds, the excellency of an internationally recognised French Grande Ecole of Management.

By choosing Montpellier Business School, you're choosing to become a responsible actor in a changing world.

Join a Grande Ecole of Management directly after a high school diploma

The Bachelor of International Business Administration Programme (BIBA) is an undergraduate degree (high school diploma + 3 years of high education), delivered over 3 years studies and recognised by the State (RNCP Level II), AACSB accredited and EESPIG labelled: a choice that prepares the future in one of the best European Business Schools.

AACSB, EFMD and AMBA accredited, the Grande Ecole Programme (Master in Management) of Montpellier Business School enables graduating with a Master’s grade degree. It is regularly ranked among the World Top 50 and the French Top 15.

To join the Grande Ecole Programme of Montpellier Business School means choosing to develop your talents and expertise to become an actor in a changing world.

  • Executive MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Executive MBA

The guarantee of excellence of a leading faculty

Montpellier Business School provides training for all the talents who join it to help them become responsible actors in a changing world and make a difference. BROADEN YOUR MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THROUGH RESEARCH

Our Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is intended for management professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs and executives. It is open to candidates who want to accelerate their career and benefit from a theoretical perspective on the issues of their choice while remaining close to the practical considerations of their organisation.

Montpellier Business School DBA is AACSB accredited and delivered in the context of a triply accredited institution (AACSB, EFMD, AMBA) committed to gain more international accreditations in the future.

Key benefits

  • Be recognized as a Doctor in Business Administration.
  • Work on concrete business challenges / issues (including those faced within their respective company), with the support of experienced academic supervisors
  • Develop a strong research mindset to understand and solve business problems through the learning of key applied research approaches
  • Build strong connections with both the academic world and the private one (through the networking opportunities offered during the course of the DBA).
  • Join an alumni network of more than 15,000 graduates from our Business School around the world.
  • Put their management practices into perspective.
  • Build on latest trends and knowledge in various business areas.
  • Meet a growing interest amongst managers for conceptualization, writing, publishing and knowledge transfer.
  • Become more attractive to higher education institutions for occasional teaching or an affiliation/ part time contract or even switch to a full time career in academia.
  • Publish in recognized academic or professional international journals, increase recognition and visibility.

Program

Program duration

The DBA is a part time program designed for professionals, effectively minimising the time required away from work to receive a professional doctorate.

The program can be completed in 3 years.

Program content

  1. Courses: DBA candidates are assessed on the teaching courses either on-site or online.
  2. DBA thesis: The final DBA thesis should be around 15,000 words, translated in English if required.

In order to best fit your specific needs, Montpellier Business School has developed two format for our DBAs:

–        The cohort format, delivered on various locations globally (China,Africa,…) as part of a cohort (one cohort per year per location)

–        The tailored format, designed specifically for each candidate (on going recruitment all year long)

Program Assessment

DBA candidates are assessed on the teaching courses either on-site or online.

Each year, candidates’ progress will be assessed by a DBA Supervision Committee. The DBA will be awarded after the defense in front of a Quality Academic Committee. If candidates cannot finish their thesis within the 3 years, it is possible for them to ask for an extension for a fee, up to 2 additional years.

Academic experts

All MBS supervisors frequently publish in top internationally recognized academic journals, referenced in top reference lists such as the FT50 list, CNRS, ABS, ABDC,…(i.e. Academy of Management Review, Journal of Marketing Research, Human Relations, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance..)

All MBS supervisors have experience and/or strong connections with the private sector. They are also experienced in mentoring and training DBA/PhD students. Finally they also write case studies, books and other intellectual contributions as part of their research impact.

See below for more information on some of our academic experts.

Application

Requirements

  1. Master’s degree with around 5 years of professional experience or Bachelor’s degree with around 8 years of professional experience.
  2. Middle or top management experience, consultancy, entrepreneurial ventures,…
  3. Committed to developing a short research proposal (5 to 10 pages) by the end of year 1.

Our recruitment is very open to the diversity of talents and careers as well as professional situations. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about your own eligibility.

Process and fees

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  • Introduction to Research
  • Business Case Development
  • Financial management and risk control

You will also participate to optional consulting/practice-oriented courses such as (but not limited to):

  • Innovation
  • Social Responsibility

DBA thesis

The final DBA thesis should be around 15,000  words.

At the end of the first year, candidates need to have written a short research proposal (5 to 10 pages). This proposal will have to be validated by the DBA Supervision Committee.

Each year, candidates’ progress will be assessed by this DBA Supervision Committee.

At the end of the program, candidates will defend their thesis in front of a Quality Academic Committee.

Program structure

Courses are expected to be delivered on-site every 6 weeks.

Each course is expected to last 3 days (7 hours per day) on consecutive Friday, Saturday, Sunday, to best fit your professional schedule.

As a candidate of the on-site DBA, you will be part of a cohort, providing you with valuable networking opportunities.

Language

Depending on the site, classes can be taught in French, English or other languages. Translations can be arranged.

Admission

If you are interested and eligible, an interview (30 minutes) will be organized with the DBA recruitment team.

Following this interview and if you are successful, you will receive an official admission letter.

If you want to know when to apply for our on-site DBA, please feel free to contact us.

Tailored DBA

Courses will be mainly delivered through e-learning/virtual classes but also face-to-face

DBA thesis

Each DBA candidate for the tailored program will have monthly discussions (Skype, email, face-to-face… to be defined) with their supervisor(s) to assess progress and establish objectives for the coming months.

The final DBA thesis should be around 15000 words.

At the end of the first year, candidates need to have written a short research proposal (5 to 10 pages). This proposal will have to be validated by the DBA Supervision Committee.

Each year, candidates’ progress will be assessed by this DBA Supervision Committee.

At the end of the program, candidates will defend their thesis in front of a Quality Academic Committee.

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Admission

If you are interested and eligible, an interview (30 minutes) will be organized with the DBA recruitment team.

There is a 240 euros administration fee.

There is no admission deadline for the tailored DBA: you can register and start whenever you want.

If you want to know when to apply for our tailored DBA, please feel free to contact us.

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