The DBA is a doctoral degree in Business Administration for high-level executives. The DBA has the same level of scientific requirement as the PhD and involves a high-level faculty, which members are all Ph. D. holders with numerous publications. However, by focusing on management issues and applied research methods, it aims to reach a higher level of relevance.

It stands as a practice-oriented doctoral degree that combines the latest developments of management concepts that may have been introduced previously in EMBA or MBA programs with PhD-standard research method and an applied and interactive research design approach. In order to leverage the professional experience of the DBA participant, in addition to the traditional qualitative and quantitative methods, BIBS promotes the writing of case study and any other ground-breaking research method.


The purpose of the DBA is to fill the usual gap between academy and practice that cannot be bridged by traditional PhD programs.


BIBS DBA program is adapted to busy executives, both on the schedule side and on the content side.

Key Of Success

Our DBA candidates can rely on an international research community to empower their research.

Career transformation

BIBS DBA is an opportunity for executives to strengthen their current employment position, support a career change project or leverage promotion to higher executive responsibilities.

Applied research

The DBA is an executive, research-oriented doctorate in business administration. The DBA program mainly consists of conducting independent research on a chosen topic and the writing of a dissertation. The research mastered in the program would then be applied to making a direct contribution to business practices. Throughout the duration of the program, students will undertake independent study of a chosen topic and work closely with a supervisor who will offer them guidance and support.

Doctoral process

Once their study is complete and students have written a dissertation presenting their results, they will have to defend their dissertation through a viva voce (oral) examination in front of a grand jury. DBA students must complete the courses, seminars and workshops during the first two semesters of their studies.

This DBA is designed for executives working in all industries who wish to conduct a research project and write thesis on a topic related to business and administration. The DBA program will provide to participants a synthesis of the latest advances in research management. Participants will be invited to reflect on their practice, to solve problems, to compare different methods of management and suggest practical ways to implement innovative approaches in corporations. 

There is no requirement to hold a degree in management, however, a management experience is required. Participants who do not hold a master degree and 2 years of experience or a bachelor degree and 4 years of experience will be invited to learn the basics of management through an EMBA program that will be organized in parallel during the first year of the DBA.




from personality to communicative action


Strategic management

from hyper competition to stakeholder agency analysis


Entrepreneurship and international management

From intrapreneurship to business process innovation


Organizational structures and Change management

From the resource-based view to the theory of practice


Sustainable management

from circular economy to green supply chain


Research Methodology

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis