Grenoble Ecole de Management

Doctorate of Business Administration (Grenoble / Paris / Los Angeles / Online)

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The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program at Grenoble is a prestigious, internationally recognized doctoral program designed for business leaders and academics looking to advance their careers through research-driven solutions.
In this tailored, 3-year, part-time program, you can balance your professional and personal commitments while studying. With a diverse cohort of students from around the globe, you will have the opportunity to expand your global network.
The program offers expert supervision from day one, strategic locations for in-person seminars in France and the USA, and access to top-academic resources. Discover the benefits of the DBA program at Grenoble and join the ranks of our successful alumni.

About the GEM DBA

30 years doctoral experience / 1st DBA program in Europe / triple-accredited school renown for excellence / Global alumni network

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Grenoble is an internationally recognized Doctoral program aimed at business leaders and academics who want to enhance their career by leveraging research to solve complex issues.

The program is adapted to the busy lives of professionals, located in France and delivered in a hybrid, flexible format around the world.

Why the GEM DBA?

  • Complete a rigorous program in just 3 years
  • Dissertation tailored to career goals
  • Offered in strategic international locations: Paris – Grenoble - Los Angeles - Online
  • Designed for experienced managers: Online/on-site, flexible format
  • Most experienced program in Europe (started in 1993)
  • Supervision from day 1 by expert faculty strongly engaged in producing world-class research
  • Engaging hybrid format - complete while working full time
  • Join a global community of scholars: 550+ alumni, 70 nationalities, small cohort
  • Specialization offer in year 3 – gain further research experience

A Reputation for Research Excellence

  • Top 1% of business schools globally to be triple-accredited (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS)
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management is a member of the Executive DBA Council.
  • CEO Magazine Top DBA Listing
  • Ranked Top 8 in Research - Shanghai 2023 Ranking

Visit the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) page on the Grenoble Ecole de Management website for more details!

Grenoble Ecole de Management is a member of the Executive DBA Council.


Teaching ModePart-Time
AccreditationsAMBA AACSB EQUIS
Tuition Fees

50,000 € / 3 years

Scholarships available for early applications (profile pending)

Length3 Years
Application Deadline
  • Program Start Date: November 4, 2024
  • Rolling application deadlines until August 27, 2024
Application Procedure

Admission Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Candidates should hold or expect to hold a Master's degree in management (MBA, MA, MSc, or equivalent) or in a related discipline from an accredited institution.

Professional Experience

  • Candidates should have at least five years of professional managerial experience either pre- or post-Master's degree.

Language Requirements

  • All of the DBA workshops are conducted in English.
  • GMAT or other English tests are not requested, however, English abilities will be evaluated by the Program Director during the interview.

Acceptance to the Program

  • Acceptance will be based on a preliminary interview with the Program Directors, in person or by video call/telephone call once all application materials have been received.
  • Final decision will be made by an Admissions Board.


Required Application Documents

  • Research manifesto. Present your research proposal and your motivations to join the program.
  • Updated CV
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • 2 references (when possible 1 academic/1 business referee)