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PhD AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMMESDBA in Project and Programme Management




Programme outline

The SKEMA Global DBA is a doctoral degree with a digital business and innovation management focus aimed at developing the research capabilities of senior managers and executives to solve complex organisational challenges and thereby contribute to a tangible business benefit. Graduates of the SKEMA Global DBA programme become competent applied researchers that can change business practices for a better society.

In modern times, the ability to identify and respond to global challenges and future technology trends quickly and efficiently is just one of the capabilities that organisations need to master. The Global DBA at SKEMA Business School draws on a strong tradition of innovation, growth and excellence in the competitive world of business research and education.  Our Global DBA challenges senior managers and executives to leverage business insights derived from company data and scientific information, converting them into applied research artifacts that will contribute to the future success of their organisation. 
The Global DBA is aimed at the best talent in an organisation who aspire to become the senior executives of tomorrow giving them doctoral research-based capabilities that can deliver real business value. 
A distinguishing feature of our DBA is the strong focus on solving real-world business problems and identifying new opportunities for innovation, especially in the evolving context of digital business and artificial intelligence (AI). 
The programme is taught in English by international faculty. 

Aims, objectives and learning outcomes

The aim of the programme is to increase the talent quotient of its graduates by giving them doctoral-level research competencies to address global business challenges, making them more attractive and valuable to an existing or future employer as well as opening doors for a complementary secondary career in higher education as a visiting professor

The DBA programme is designed to:

  • Provide doctoral-level research skills for senior managers and executives.

  • Develop capabilities to identify timely business opportunities from applied research.

  • Enhance the professional and scientific networks of our students.

  • Develop competencies to share new knowledge effectively and transform existing business practices.


The intended learning outcomes are to:

    • Identify and frame difficult business challenges.

    • Apply doctoral-level management research competencies to find solutions.

    • Design and execute rigorous research linked to business, social and environmental issues.

    • Embrace change and transform business as usual to business for tomorrow.

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