Euro-Asia Executive DBA

Admission level

Degree

Master's degree + 8 years of professional work experience

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

Euro-Asia Executive DBA

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

Phase 1

Duration :
15 months
Campus :
Paris Shanghai Hong-Kong Moscow

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

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

Research in Strategic Management

Course Objectives

This DBA seminar is designed to introduce you to the key phenomena examined in the field of strategic management. Following the conventional classification, we will survey a selected set of studies of strategy at business, corporate, and international levels. We will focus on the content of the strategic choice and explore the factors leading to that choice as well as its consequences. We will review primarily how management theories are applied to explain the rationale behind each strategic choice. In addition, we will also touch upon research methods in strategic management field. 

Learning Outcomes

The primary purpose of this course is to help you develop a critical appreciation for the phenomena, theoretical frameworks, data, methodology, and current questions that animate the field. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, and research in strategic management;
  • Summarize, integrate, and evaluate research in strategic management;
  • Develop new ideas or approaches that advance the research literature and that might serve as starting points for publishable research papers;

Master research process skills critical to success in an academic career such as the ability to think clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in written form.

 

Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

Course Objectives

This part of the course introduces students to the characteristics of a coherent qualitative research design, skills in theory building, strengths and weaknesses of the qualitative data collection methods of interviewing, observation, and photography/film, data analysis methods of coding and categorizing, the requirements for a practical/theoretical contribution, and the ability to communicate results in the written format of a dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

Students are encouraged to work on their dissertation topic. In a series of exercises students will: translate an interest/topic/problem into a coherent and viable qualitative research design; identify recent, relevant literature to open a promising route of inquiry; pose questions using the three data collection methods of interviewing, observation, and photography/film; identify and code data elements; detect similarities and differences between their codes and relations and those appearing in the literature; and formulate one logical argument using qualitative data that credits and extends existing knowledge. Finally, students will learn to recognize the appropriate voice, format, and content appropriate for dissertation using qualitative data and to fully address the concerns of the advising committee.

Quantitative Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods

Course Objectives  

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. 

Frontiers of Leadership Research

Frontiers of Leadership Research

Course Objectives

Leadership is the most studied topic in management research. Research on leadership is multi-disciplinary in nature, covering areas such as organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, marketing, finance, social psychology, sociology, political sciences and so forth. The goal of the course is to provide students with advanced theories in leadership. The emphasis is on theoretical underpinnings, major theoretical themes in leadership research, and state of the science. Students completed this course should be able to develop research projects pushing the frontier of leadership research. 

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a better understanding of the state of scientific research in the area of leadership 
  2. Identify the key research gaps in leadership research
  3. Grasp the skills of how to develop high quality research projects in the area of leadership

 

Doctoral Seminars

Doctoral Seminars

Course Objectives

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. 

Learning Outcomes 

Doctoral seminars aim at improving the research outcomes and contributions of the individual participants.

Research Proposal Defense

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 Deliverables

Concept Paper

Literature Review

Research Proposal

Assessed elements

Concept Paper

Literature Review

Research Proposal

Check Points

Doctoral Seminar 1

  • Review Progress of Literature Review

Doctoral Seminar 2

  • Review Progress of Research Proposal

Phase 2

Format :
Part time
Duration :
20 months
Campus :
Paris Shanghai Hong-Kong Moscow Bordeaux Marseille

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

RESEARCH DELIVERABLES

Preliminary dissertation draft

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. 

Final dissertation document

Final dissertation document

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.

ASSESSED ELEMENTS

Dissertation Pre-Defense

Dissertation Pre-Defense

The Pre-Defense is aimed at helping DBA participants improve their dissertation work before they hand in their final dissertation and defend their research. It also enables participants to test the oral presentation of their dissertation and improve upon it. At the end of the seminar, participants will be in a position to correct and complete their dissertation in order to successfully defend it in front of the dissertation committee.

At the end of the Pre-Defense, the candidate leaves the room and the Pre-Defense committee decides whether or not the candidate will be admitted to the final defense (Viva Voce). The chairman will then announce to the DBA candidate the decision of the committee, as well as the required changes to the dissertation.

Viva Voce (Final Dissertation Defense)

Viva Voce (Final Dissertation Defense)

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.

CHECK POINT

Doctoral seminar 3

  • Review progress of research
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