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A joint programme with Shangai Jiaotong University School

The three-year Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a joint programme between Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Continuing Education and NEOMA Business School.

It combines research training and supervised research to help professionals and managers to develop conceptual tools and acquire skills needed to create innovative management solution in a fast-changing, global business environment.

Designed for delegates in full-time employment, our DBA programme offers all the courses over weekends, without interrupting the professional working life.

Why join this programme ?

Based on the complementary expertise of NEOMA Business School and Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of Continuing Education and taught entirely in English by an international faculty of recognised experts, the DBA will transform professionals into thought leaders, global managers and trailblazers by :

  • Conducting research work on a topic tailored around professional projects under the guidance of our faculty.
  • Developing analytical skills and leadership qualities.
  • Becoming an agile and imaginative leader able to adapt in today’s particularly complex professional environments.
  • Growing into a management scholar able to find rigorous solutions to complex business and management questions.
  • Giving high-level insights in a field of specialization.

Upon graduation, you will receive a DBA from NEOMA Business School and a Certificate from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Curriculum

The doctorate of Business Administration : a three-year programme

Based on the complementary expertise of NEOMA Business School, Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of Continuing Education and Antai Business School, the DBA follows a well-structured progression that reflects the rigour and intellectual challenge students are infused with during the curriculum :

Year 1 – fundamentals : learn key research skills and formalise their research topic.

Year 2 – specialisation : choose two fields of specialisation and enter the planning and data collection stages of their research work.

Year 3 – expertise : focus on research work.

Articulated around some key pedagogical and learning events, the DBA programme offers :

  • A series of 6 seminars to learn how to design an academic research;
  • 5 “How to…” courses : how to analyse data, how to conduct a qualitative analysis, how to design experiments, how to construct quantitative models, how to conduct research in a multicultural environment;
  • 3 doctoral courses from :Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Human Resources, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy and Sustainable Development;
  • Workshops on effective English writing and Effective communication;
  • @home in France/法国 : 2 study periods in France with courses on leadership and strategy and the opportunity to discover France.

Our expert faculty will guide you through the research stage of the programme on a one-on-one basis, helping you transform your knowledge into insights and innovative solutions.

Admissions

Open to ambitious international candidates living in China or around the Asian continent, the programme targets senior professionals and managers, who boast a scientific (engineering, economics…) or a business and management background with at least five years in a management positions and a significant career progression. Demonstrating strong motivation for studies and a curiosity for research methods are key to the interactiveness with other managers.

Eligibility:

  • Master degree with at least 5 years’ professional or management experience, showing significant career progression.

Application:

Application to DBA@neoma-bs.fr

Application fees: 2,000 RMB

You can send your resume all year round to DBA@neoma-bs.fr and ideally from September till end of March for the April intake. Successful candidates are contacted for interview.

Interview:

The interview essentially focuses on your professional experience and future project(s) in the realm of business, organisations and management. The reasons that motivate your application are also paramount to assessing your personality. The interview lasts 30 minutes.

For more information, contact our international team:

Practical information

  • Format:

    Part time, 3 days a month for the first 2 years

  • Duration:

    3 years

  • Tuition fees:

    50 000 €

  • Campus:

    Paris, Reims, Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    French

  • Course start date:

    April

  • Entry level:

    Master degree with at least 5 years’ professional or management experience, showing significant career progression.

  • Degree awarded:

    Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Part time, 3 days a month for the first 2 years

    • Duration:

      3 years

    • Tuition fees:

      50€

    • Campus:

      Paris, Reims, Rouen

    • Teaching language:

      French

    • Course start date:

      April 2020

    • Entry level:

      Master degree with at least 5 years’ professional or management experience, showing significant career progression.

    • Degree awarded:

      Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)