Euro-Asia Executive DBA

Admission level

Degree

Master's degree + 8 years of professional work experience

M.Sc. in Management Research
Euro-Asia Doctorate in Business Administration

Two Phases - Two Degrees

Admission level :
Master's degree + 8 years of professional work experience
Duration :
3 years
Degree :
M.Sc. in Management Research Euro-Asia Doctorate in Business Administration
Campus :
Bordeaux Hong-Kong Paris Moscow Shanghai Seoul
Format :
Part time
Language :
English

Phase 1

Format :
Part time
Duration :
15 months
Campus :
Bordeaux Hong-Kong Paris Moscow Shanghai Seoul
Admission level :
Master's degree + 8 years of professional work experience

EA-DBA PHASE 1 AND RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEFENSE

The programme is divided into two phases

Phase 1

Successful completion of Phase 1 leads to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management Research

 

 

Doctoral Dissertation and EA-DBA Seminars

Philosophy of Management Research

Philosophy of Management Research

 

Course Objectives

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of doctoral scholarship. It will expose DBA participants to the principles of scientific research and to contemporary research methods. It will guide them into writing their research proposal and designing their dissertation research. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will understand the logic and structure of the DBA dissertation. They will define their research objectives and research questions. They will learn how to critically read research articles and will be introduced to research design and to the techniques of writing research papers. They will also be introduced to literature research methods.

 

Research in Strategic Management

Qualitative Research Methods

Course Objectives

The approach of this DBA module is practical, aiming at introducing DBA students to the concepts and skills essential for the design and implementation of qualitative research projects. Qualitative research is a form of inquiry by which senior executives are able to develop theoretical insights gained in one particular situation and to apply what they have learned to other situations. This is a critical learning skill executives must possess for diagnosing problems, identifying opportunities and setting strategic directions for their organizations.

Learning Outcomes

This module consists of lectures and hands-on activities. We will focus on developing practical skills but both classic and state-of-the-art readings drawn from the academic literature will form the basis of class discussion. As a result of this subject, students will be able to appreciate different research paradigms and theoretical perspectives, become familiar with skills and techniques of data coding, learn various data collection methods and demonstrate the ability to communicate research findings effectively, both orally and in written form.

 

Qualitative Research Methods

  • Research in Innovation Management

Research in Innovation Management

Quantitative Research Methods

Course Objectives  

This is a common course followed by both the English and Chinese Language track participants. This course is aimed at developing a methodological foundation for writing a doctoral dissertation. It will introduce students to the structure of quantitative empirical analysis for their research. An emphasis will be placed on how to identify/collect the right data, how to analyze the data with the right methods, and how to interpret the results. Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing will be the main goals across all methods used in class.

The course format will be a mixture of lectures, discussion, and lab sessions. Although prior knowledge in quantitative methods is not required for this course, some background knowledge will be certainly helpful. But, the course will start with the introduction of the basic concepts and tools in quantitative analysis first.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, students are expected to be able to handle a variety of quantitative approaches to analyze data and make decisions for business. They will understand the requirements for selecting the right type of data and how to select a quantitative method for a given research problem.

The challenges driven by the uncertainty in today’s business environment require that managers make quality decisions. Good decisions require good information, and the information is eventually produced by the analysis of the data. Through this course, students will find that quantitative methods are usefully applied for this purpose.

Quantitative Research Methods

Frontiers of Leadership Research

Course Objectives

This is a common course followed by both the English and Chinese Language track participants. Culture is a system for uniting individuals around what is good, what is right, and how to achieve desired outcomes; cultures are functional adaptations to ecological constraints and valued historical legacies, developing under the enabling forces of technological innovation. Each of us is encultured within the families, schools and organizations constituting our nation, coming to regard our culture as natural, normal, and proper.

However, the 21st century brings cultures and their members into contact at an increasing rate, thereby requiring individuals at this interface to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to facilitate both cooperation and innovation across cultural fault lines. This course is thus designed to provide learning opportunities for enhancing awareness of how one’s culture and that of one’s partners in life shape the issues to be considered, the ways in which they are considered, and the consequences of considering them in culturally compatible or discordant ways. Ability to manage the cultural interface will be practiced during the period of our class by students and teacher to increase the inter-cultural competence of all participants in this emerging domain.

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better able to: apply appropriate concepts and tools for the analysis of cultural differences and their potential impact on business behaviors and performance; understand and act on the implications of cultural differences for decision-making, negotiation, team functioning, and leadership; identify potential solutions to the challenges for management raised by the need to manage effectively across cultural fault lines; evaluate how cultural factors impact upon ethical issues; and work more harmoniously and productively with culturally different persons.

Frontiers of Leadership Research

Doctor Seminars

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to help DBA participants to:

  • Test and refine their revised research ideas and objectives after the literature review has begun
  • Exchange their research ideas so that they may better interact as a unified group of researchers
  • Guide the development of their research and provide more fruitful interaction with their research advisor
  • Test and improve their research proposal defence presentation before the formal defence in front the committee
  • Test and improve their dissertation pre-defence before the formal defence in front the committee
  • Maintain the cohort of DBA students as a unified group of researchers with a high level of interaction

Learning Outcomes 

  • Research is the systematic process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting information to increase the understanding of a phenomenon under study. The DBA participant will contribute to the understanding of the management phenomenon under study essentially through an applied and empirical approach, and will communicate that understanding through a series of “deliverables” such as the concept paper, the literature review, the research proposal and defense, the dissertation pre-defense and finally the written DBA dissertation and its defense. 
  • The doctoral seminar is a series of 3 sessions which will enable the DBA participants to share their research and to test their research ideas and developments in front of a senior researcher.

 

 

Doctor Seminars

Research Proposal Defense

Concept

A Research Proposal is the most important first step towards executing the DBA dissertation. The proposal is a unique manuscript in that sense that it describes with all necessary details how the dissertation is an original contribution to knowledge or to management practice.

Purppose 

The general purpose of a Research Proposal is to describe what the final dissertation will most probably be. However, the Research Proposal should not be considered as the final draft of the structure of the DBA dissertation as things will necessarily evolve over time through further readings and exchanges with your dissertation advisor. The subject and methodology might also be discussed and refined during the Research Proposal Defence and during the dissertation Pre-Defence which involve the dissertation advisor as well as other faculty members. 

Research Proposal Defense

Phase 2

Format :
Part time
Campus :
Bordeaux Hong-Kong Paris Shanghai Seoul

Phase 2

Successful completion of Phase 2 leads to the Euro-Asia Doctorate in Business Administration

 

 

RESEARCH DELIVERABLES & DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

RESEARCH DELIVERABLES & DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

THE PRELIMINARY DISSERTATION DRAFT

The preliminary dissertation draft shows the ability of the participant to empirically implement the research approved during the research proposal Defence and in many instances improved through further exchanges with the dissertation advisor. The empirical investigation implies a precise methodology including data collection procedures and effective data collection. All data planned for the final dissertation need not be collected at this stage. However, data analysis must be performed as well as presentation of empirical results and interpretation of results, even if these results may yet be partial. 

THE DISSERTATION PRE-DEFENCE

The dissertation Pre-Defence is an oral presentation of the preliminary dissertation draft in front of the Pre-Defence committee. The Pre-Defence committee is composed of three members including the dissertation advisor and at least one faculty member of Kedge Business School. The purpose of this Pre-Defence is to assess the ability of the DBA candidate to sufficiently improve the manuscript to present a final dissertation meeting the required quality standards and to successfully defend the dissertation during the final Defence.

THE FINAL DISSERTATION PAPER

The final DBA dissertation paper demonstrates the ability of the candidate to conduct an original and independent research in management. The research must be theoretically founded, methodologically sound and must offer original contributions to knowledge and/or practice.

THE VIVA VOCE (FINAL DISSERTATION DEFENCE)

The final dissertation Defence is an oral presentation of the DBA dissertation in front of the Defence committee. The Defence committee is composed of at least three members including the dissertation advisor and at least one faculty member of Kedge Business School. The purpose of the Defence is (1) to demonstrate that the dissertation is commensurate with the standards for original research in management, (2) to demonstrate that the ethics and standards governing research in management have been followed.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

1 TO 1 MENTORING WITH YOUR DOCTORAL ADVISOR DURING THREE-YEAR PROGRAMME

  • The heart of the DBA program is the completion of a DBA thesis which meets international standards and proves the ability of DBA participants to reflect on a managerial problem, master the literature and theories on the subject and apply theories and models to a selected empirical setting
  • The EA-DBA programme individually “matches” each participant with an EA-DBA academic advisor according to the student’s area of research focus and professional specialization. Each participant is ensured to receive precise and professional academic insight as well as direct and timely feedback over the course of the three-year programme.
  • Typically, your DBA dissertation should:

    • Summarize and integrate pertinent theories, concepts and academic research in this topic area.
    • Make a contribution to knowledge concerning your research topic. 
    • Show how your topic area is illuminated, expanded, or changed by the new perspective brought to it.
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