• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Doctorate in Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management  is a program for those seeking to link corporate experience to rigorous and relevant research. It connects the business and research communities to enact change and foster progress through original and publishable research work.

The DBA program will provide you with the tools necessary to impact your organization, sector and society

We focus on high quality research that bridges the gap between academia and practical management and organizational issues. As a DBA participant, you will achieve the highest level of qualification for business education thanks to guidance from our leading professors and researchers.

While our DBA programs generally focus on technology management, organizational change and innovation, you may also pursue traditional research topics in fields that relate to management, finance, marketing or organizational behavior. 

As a DBA student at Grenoble Ecole de Management, you will receive personalized support from day one and gain access to essential research services (specialized tools and software, e-library, databases for business and social sciences, online scholarly and professional journals, etc.).


This program is one of nine DBA programs in the world to be accredited by AMBA.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application dates for USA locations

    • April 2
    • May 14
    • June 25
    • September 10
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Four years (part-time with seminars, conferences, qualifying examinations and a final dissertation)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program is divided into two stages:

  • Training In Doctoral Research In Management Sciences
  • Thesis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • DBA program candidates are recruited from all over the world. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds—the sciences, humanities, and technical and engineering fields. Generally, they are high-level professionals, such as managers or executives with advanced degrees in business disciplines. 

  • We request a Master’s degree or equivalent, fluency in English and at least 5 years of managerial experience. For the application, we ask our candidates to write a preliminary research proposal.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

For USA locations

  • Year 1 USD 19,500
  • Year 2 USD 19,500
  • Year 3 USD15,000
  • Year 4 USD 15,000
  • Additional year(s) USD 15,000

Living costs

  • Grenoble, France

    882 - 1220 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • New York City, United States

    1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Los Angeles, United States

    1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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