Université Paris Dauphine Paris, Cedex 16, France

DBA Programs

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Université Paris Dauphine

Studying at the Université Paris Dauphine

Paris-Dauphine is the French benchmark institution in the Organization and Decision Sciences. It is also the first Equis-accredited French university.

Paris-Dauphine is also a founding member of the cross-disciplinary PSL University, which gathers a rich array of prestigious schools and institutions and promotes scientific breakthrough thinking, excellence and creativity.

Paris-Dauphine has always had a strong scientific positioning in the fields of organizational and decision-making sciences. Its unique structuring around theses disciplines and promoting interactions between communities, brings out high-level research projects that also address major social challenges. Dauphine is therefore a privileged interaction forum between actors from the academic and socio-economic worlds. Paris-Dauphine trains many students and executives each year and is a prominent actor in research training for Phd students and executive DBA program participants.

Dauphine's Executive PhD program is an executive training program in which you will be introduced to the methods and tools of applied research. The orientation towards applied research means, in Dauphine, that you will be trained in the dual perspective of the socio-managerial relevance and scientific rigor of your work. The research work developed by Executive PhD Dauphine participants contributes to bridging the research practice gap and establishing a serious dialogue between academia and management practitioners.

As part of the program you will attend courses and seminars. You will also be required to develop and carry out a unique research project under the supervision of an experienced and renowned researcher, one on a theme related to your managerial experience. This project will lead to your Executive PhD thesis and its public defense.

The Location

Paris Dauphine University is ideally located downtown Paris to bridge the cultural heart and business district of Paris. It is easily accessible from high-speed train stations and Charles de Gaulle airport.
You will benefit from a privileged and stimulating environment: Paris Dauphine University hosts a reference research library for economics and management. The library has more than 60,000 books, 17 team work rooms, and 620 reading seats. Enrolling in the Executive PhD will give you access to Dauphine’s entire digital resources, including academic databases.


Paris-Dauphine University is the first research management ranking university in the world: 6 research centers (4 of which are associated with CNRS), a doctorate school with 5 programs (Management, Economics, Social sciences, Computer sciences, and Mathematics), more than 200 PhD students, 430 PhD candidates, on average 77 theses defended anually, more than 20 chairs, initiatives and spheres of research and education, and more than 40 research contracts signed per year.


Paris-Dauphine University is the first EQUIS accredited French University (the world’s most selective accreditation for management universities and school).

Executive PhD Paris-Dauphine is also a founding and board member of the EDBAC (Executive Doctorate Business Administration Council), and member of EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration).

Why study here

You will be trained and supported by a team of high-level engaged management scholars, to ensure the quality of the program, and supervision. You will then discover the meaning of team spirit and collaboration that facilitates designing and leading research projects. You will also find support from the faculty to publish research.

As an Executive PhD student, you will benefit from the support of France’s largest management center approved by CNRS : DRM : Dauphine Recherche en Management. DRM includes a team of 76 world-class research scholars and 142 PhD candidates, and therefore represents many possibilities for exchange and collaboration.

You will build strong ties with faculty and fellow students and join a real alumni network.

The program, intense but compatible with a professional career is an increasing success with multicultural and multi-industry cohorts that enable exchanges of experience and conviviality between executives, in a genuinely applied research-oriented environment.