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Joint Global Doctorate in Business Administration launched by Durham University Business School and @emlyon business school

Durham University Business School and leading French business school emlyon have joined forces to create a joint Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) programme, beginning October 2018.

The Global DBA: Durham-emlyon has been specifically designed to answer the call from industry for business leaders who can challenge current business practice and devise new methods for progression in times of technological and geopolitical change, and increasing uncertainty.

By combining an academically rigorous education with business practice, the programme will enable participants to update their business knowledge and enhance their analytical and critical thinking capabilities through modules delivered in Durham, Paris and Shanghai.

However, unlike other senior-level management programmes on the market, the DBA will also require students to produce a doctoral thesis – an original piece of research focused on solving a core issue within their own industry or organisation – helping to bridge the gap between business practice and academia, and create real business value.

Professor Kiran Fernandes, Associate Dean for Internationalisation at Durham University Business School says:

“This is an exciting international partnership for Durham University Business School which helps to further our mission to develop global leaders and entrepreneurs who can confidently push the boundaries of business practice, present new ideas and become transformational business leaders. By collaborating with emlyon our Global DBA can offer an education which answers the most pressing needs of modern industry.”

The programme will be delivered on a part-time basis, spanning four to six years, enabling participants to continue in their careers during their studies. Modules will be delivered by faculty from both Durham University Business School and emlyon business school. Upon graduation, students will receive a Doctorate from each school.

Dimitris Assimakopoulos, founding director of the emlyon Global DBA and President of EDAMBA – the European Doctoral Programme Association in Management and Business Administration, says:

“What this Double degree DBA offers, in contrast to most other executive-level education, is an opportunity for senior executives to carry out original research in a particular area of their business in great depth. It allows them to do this whilst staying in their job, and will also give them the chance to examine and solve a particular business challenge that their company faces. In a world that is becoming ever more fractured, this collaboration with Durham University Business School demonstrates our belief in the importance of international collaboration through high quality teaching and impactful research.”

To find out more about the Global DBA programme, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see here.

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