DBA China

Executive Doctorate

in Business Administration

The joint DBA program between Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) and Chongqing University (CQU) offers senior managers, independent consultants and academics an opportunity to leverage their careers and/or to make a transition into the highest levels of academia. Students will carry out long-term research projects that are highly relevant to management practice and based on up-to-date scientific knowledge. Their research will make academically-recognized intellectual contributions in the fields of technology, innovation and organizational change, thus providing private and public organizations with doctoral dissertations that address their practice and policy needs.

Four key learning goals had been identified. By the end of the program, DBA students should:

Goal 1- Have acquired the expertise in research design and methods necessary to be able to undertake independent scholarly research;

Goal 2- Have acquired a ‘state of the art’ understanding of theory and practice in their area of research;

Goal 3- Be able to produce and publish research that will contribute to the development and creation of new knowledge in the academic environment and/or in business;

Goal 4-Be able to evaluate the issue associated with ethical practices in research and higher education.

Four-years course.

Stage 1 (18 months): Research Workshops and Formal Training in EU and China

Stage 2: research Proposal

Stage 3: DBA thesis

Stage 4: Dissertation defense

Applicants: Managers and Government Officials holding a Master’s Degree and 3 years of professional experience.

International Faculty composed by European and Chinese Professors

Director of the Programme for Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna: Prof. Andrea Piccaluga

Executive Director for Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna: Prof. Alberto Di Minin

Tuition fee for 2014 intake: 48.000,00 euros


First edition

15 participants

Workshop 1: 7th-12th  October 2013 at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Workshop 2:  21st-23rd February 2014 at Chongqing University

Workshop 3: 20th-22nd  June 2014 at Chongqing University

Workshop 4: 12th-14th  September 2014 at Chongqing University

Workshop 5: 5th 7th  December 2014at Chongqing University

Workshop 6: 27th-29th  March 2015 at Chongqing University

Workshop 7:  28th September-2nd  October 2015 at Grenoble Ecole de Management


Second edition

12 participants

Workshop 1: 29th  September-3rd October 2014 at Grenoble Ecole de Management

Workshop 2: 27th-29th March 2015 at Chongqing University

Workshop 3: 12th-14th June 2015 at Chongqing University


Next selection: 26th March 2015

For further information please visit this link: http://ceba.cqu.edu.cn/DBA/


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