Business Science Institute (BSI)

ONLINE Executive DBA (French)


A joint Executive Education programme run in cooperation with iaelyon School of Management - University of Lyon 3, France
Founded in 2012, the Business Science Institute is a networked international academic institution based in Luxembourg that develops doctoral-level executive education worldwide.

Offered in partnership with the IAELYON School of Management at University of Lyon Jean Moulin 3 in France, the DBA is a unique opportunity to take your career to the next step without compromising your professional obligations. This international and flexible part-time programme allows you to study while progressing in your current role.

The programme is divided into three phases. In phase one, you will complete five in-depth modules (in-person or online) designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully complete your DBA. Once you have successfully completed this phase, you will move on to phases two and three, where you will focus on writing your thesis.

Make an investment in your professional future by embarking on a unique DBA learning journey with the Business Science Institute!

  • Double Degree qualification: Partnership with the public university "iaelyon School of Management - University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3"
  • AMBA accredited (since 2020)
  • Ranked 4th best DBA worldwide, and 2nd best DBA for innovative pedagogy.
  • 150+ Highly available & engaged international professors!
  • 50+ DBA books by our professors and doctors
  • Responsive and engaged DBA support team
  • International Community

Strengths of the Online DBA

  • The Online Executive DBA is a flexible programme, with participants able to start whenever they wish.
  • Participants will get a degree from Business Science Institute and from iaelyon, Université Lyon3. Graduates qualify with the Certificate of Research in Business Administration and the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration awarded by Business Science Institute, an AMBA-accredited organisation operating under the agreement of the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg. The DBA is Ranked 4th best DBA worldwide, and 2nd best DBA for innovative pedagogy.
  • Graduates also qualify with a Doctorate in Business Administration awarded by iaelyon School of Management – Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, a leading French University renowned for the quality of its Executive Education provision.
  • Doctoral students and their supervisors exchange and meet online throughout the duration of the programme, receiving extra support from their academic coordinator as well as our friendly and professional administrative team. Learning resources are accessed via our Virtual Learning Environment (videos, articles, books, data analysis software, participant forums), enabling students to work remotely at their own pace.


Doctoral students have access to:

  • Online resources (videos, modules, books, articles)
  • A list of further readings
  • Exercises to test their knowledge and understanding of each taught component
  • A virtual learning environment through which Online DBA students and professors can exchange
  • Regular video meetings via Skype, Zoom, Teams, etc., are planned to offer students opportunities to exchange with their professors and receive all the support the need during their learning journey.

Professors for the Online DBA

An internationally-renowned faculty of over 100 professors qualified to PhD level and accredited to supervise doctoral research, offering students access to a team of academics that is exceptional in its diversity, reputation, research publication track record and expertise.

Teaching ModePart-Time
Tuition Fees

27.500 €

Payment plan can be discussed.

Length4 years
Application Deadline

Throughout the year – there is no application deadline.

Application Procedure

To start the application procedure, please send your CV :
Your CV will be transferred to Business Science Institute’s Scientific Advisor for initial screening.
Your CV should begin with a brief summary giving the following information:

  • Current profession (position, company, country)
  • Number of years of managerial experience
  • Highest and most recent qualifications

You will be kept informed by e-mail throughout the process.