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Joining our Digital Doctorate in Business Administration (DDBA)

  1. Do you have :
    • an MBA (or equivalent)
    • at least five years of business experience
    • an inclination towards reflection, and the desire to take a step back and publish?

        2. Do you want to create knowledge from your experience and your management practices and to publish this work?

        3.  Are you unable to attend face-to-face seminars?

If so, the Digital Doctorate in Business Administration (DDBA) was created for you.

The DDBA  is a distance-learning DBA in the general field of management, of SKEMA Business School & The Business Science Institute

This programme relies on a digital knowledge box that allows managers to work at a distance from their home, office, etc. during their own available time. The knowledge box contains 16 doctoral courses or Knowledge Cores with exclusive videos, books, articles, exchange forums, quizzes, etc.

Follow up and support

Monthly follow up is ensured by the teaching team that includes more than 100 professors from The Business Science Institute and SKEMA Business School. Doctoral students work at their own speed with the help of videos, digital online resources and can exchange directly with professors on appointment. A dedicated support team ensures quick responses in answering  daily queries.

Beyond digitalised content, one-week yearly international seminars are organised in the European capitals of Paris or Luxembourg for the first two years. During the third year, the doctoral students/managers publicly defend their theses in front of an international jury of university professors. 

A doctorate from SKEMA, BSI and IAE Lyon

Once their thesis is defended, the new doctors obtain a Doctorate in Business Administration from SKEMA Business School and The Business Science Institute as well as from IAE Lyon, Jean Moulin University, France. DDBA students are enrolled in all three institutions: SKEMA Business School, The Business Science Institute (BSI) and Jean Moulin Lyon University.

The DDBA relies on both SKEMA Business School’s and The Business Science Institute’s expertise in terms of DBA programmes. The DDBA is aimed at doctoral students/managers who are motivated to obtain both professional and personal recognition in terms of their capacity to create knowledge based on their managerial experience. Strengthened by this newly acquired legitimacy, they will be able to develop professionally and pass on their knowledge through books, articles, conferences and teaching, while carrying on with their business lives.

If a student does not want to pursue beyond the first year, if she/he has followed all courses (knowledge cores), answered adequately all quizzes and "thoughtful pondering" questions, sent his monthly activity report every month satisfactorily, she/he will obtain a research certificate from SKEMA Business School and The Business Science Institute.




€15k payable at enrolment, €10k payable at the beginning of the second year.

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 UTS website on the DDBA here



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