emlyon business school

Global Doctorate in Business Administration (Asia Track)


This program has been specifically designed in response to a growing need of business leaders to challenge current business practice and devise new methods for progression in times of technological and geopolitical change, and increasing uncertainty.

By combining academically rigorous education with business practice, the program will enable participants to update their business knowledge and enhance their analytical and critical thinking capabilities through modules delivered across the globe.

The emlyon Global DBA also requires participants to produce a doctoral dissertation – an original piece of research focusing on solving core issues within their own industry or organization. With their career experience and their new academic learning, this dissertation will create real business impact and value.

Distinctive Program Features:

  • One small selective intake of early makers
  • Two types of world-renowned faculty from the Europe East and AsiaWest
  • Three continents study experiences on new global business
  • Four years study to obtain 1 Master & 1 DBA degree
  • Multi-method to craft scholarly industry leader

Program Structure:

emlyon business school Global DBA Asia Track takes stock of the multi-campus structure of the school and a network of top-level partnerships providing global reach combined with local knowledge and outstanding supervisory capacities. You will benefit from individualized learning pathways so that you pursue your intellectual excellence and advance your critical thinking through multiple paths, making an impact in your organization and society at large.

  • Phase I: 18 months, Acquire the Master Degree in Management Research.
  • Phase II: 30 months, Acquire the Doctorate Degree in Business Administration.

emlyon Figures:

Publications over the last 5 years:

  • 58 books
  • 58 A-ranked articles
  • 123 B-ranked articles

10 Research Majors:

  • including but not limited to...
  • Research Center for Entrepreneurial Finance (ReCEntFin)
  • Research Center in Strategy and Organization (STORM)
  • Cognitions, Behaviours and Transformations (CBT)
  • French Corporate Governance Institute (IFGE)
  • Organizations, Careers and New Elites (OCE)
  • Center for Financial Risks Analysis (CEFRA)
  • Entrepreneurship Research Center (CRE)
  • Lifestyle Research Center
  • Work & Organisations
  • Data R&D Institute
Teaching ModePart-Time
LanguageChinese, English
AccreditationsAACSB AMBA EQUIS
Tuition Fees

2019 Intake Tuition Fee: € 86,000 (divided in two installments ) *

*Suspension fee: The student can apply for 1-year suspension during the study due to unforeseen reasons, 2 times only. For the first 1-year suspension, there will be no more charge. For the second 1-year suspension, a registration fee of 3,000 euros/year will apply.

* Extension fee: In the case of an extension of the program, due to the participant’s inability to successfully defend his/her dissertation on time, the dissertation committee may grant one extra year of studies for completion of the dissertation and the defense. In this case, an additional fee of 10,000 euros/year will apply.

* The tuition fee will cover lectures, faculty supervision, lunches for all the workshops, access to digital library and e-learning resources, and lifetime membership to emlyon business school alumni network, excl. air tickets, accommodation, and travelling occurred to attend the workshops.

BeginJuly 2019
Length4 years (minimum), and 6 years (maximum)
Application Deadline

Application deadline: In May, 2019

2019 Intake Application Fee: RMB 2,500 or Euro 300

Application Procedure

Conditions for Admission

  • Hold a higher education degree, MBA/EMBA or equivalent;
  • Significant working experience, 10 years or more;
  • A motivation letter, a CV, a preliminary Research Memo, Degree copy, 2 recommendation letters
  • and a complete application form;
  • A good command of English.

Application Procedures

  • Submit online pre-application form
  • Pass the pre-selection, and submit a complete application dossier as listed
  • Invite qualified applicants to sit in Admission Interview
  • Applicants Attend the Interview
  • Evaluate the overall qualifications, the emlyon Global DBA admission committee will grant conditional offers to qualified applicants
  • Admitted participants finish the enrollment procedures