Why an Executive PhD ?
You are an Executive Senior Manager
You are a working professional (entrepreneur, senior manager, consultant, teacher or lecturer), and have more than 10 years experience.
You have a desire to theorize a professional experience and to share it
You wish to theorize your practical experience
You would like to produce high-level academic research and diffuse it through publication in academic journals and texts and to bring your contribution to a specific field
You wish to pursue an in-depth analysis and write a thesis on a concrete managerial problem through the tools of scientific research
You wish to obtain the title of “Executive Doctor” or “Academically Qualified” for a change in career
The program offers a structure tailored to your professional life during the three-year period.
Hesitate no longer: the Executive PhD at the Université Paris-Dauphine is made for you!
The Executive PhD at the Université Paris-Dauphine is a doctoral level program, based on the concept of “engaged research”, which is offered to working professionals in order to give them all the necessary research tools to theorize their professional experience and produce academic research of the highest quality.
Paris-Dauphine University’s Executive PhD aims at encouraging communication between two worlds often distant, that of management research and that of the enterprise.
This merger allows you to:
Give a scientific scale to your “intuitions”
Gain legitimacy/visibility in your professional sphere
Access a global vision of an enterprise’s strategy,its functional organizations including the latest projections in theoretic research within a scientific framework
“…the opportunity is given to us to study a problem through the prism and rigor of a Doctoral thesis, all while bringing to the table operational management experience…” (Elisabeth Bordes, Class 1)
Participate in a significant way to the evolution of knowledge in your domain of expertise by reviewing your business practice.
“After the program, in my daily life as a manager, I no longer saw problems in the same manner, but with perspective and from various angles.” (Elisabeth Bordes, Class 1)
Work and be in contact with executivesin a research environment.
“ …I decided to enroll in the Executive PhD program in order to resume and deepen my knowledge of business subjects, and share knowledge and ideas with other professionals.” (Antonia Hernandez, Class 7)
“…Through the program, I’ve strengthened my research capacities, expanded my professional network, gained new insights into the topics that interest me and have generally grown and gained maturity as a consultant…” (Kristen Sukalac, Class 4)
Become a high-level consultant.
“I always dreamed of innovating and after the filing of my patent, the Executive PhD is a final step in my professional path to become an international expert/consultant in the field of economic and corporate solutions…” (Gilles BUISSON, Class 7)
Work at a high level in your field of expertise and at the heart of your enterprise thanks to continuous access to references in the domain of Organizational Science.
“Great ambition to be a professional expert with systematic analysis of business issues motivated me to move into the Executive PhD program, as well as it shall equip me with the necessary theoretical framework, skills & competence to further explore my business research interests, and get a cross cultural mindset.” (Mengshu Zhang, Class 7)
Participate in the research activities of the largest Center of Management in France: Dauphine Research in Management (DRM)
Become a notable teacher in International universities and Business Schools through the systematic analysis of managerial problems.
In short, take this rich opportunity to develop a solid springboard for your career and professional success.
Why Dauphine ?
The Université Paris-Dauphine has been one of the first universities in Europe to offer an Executive PhD, since 2008, and the first to do so in France. Today, this program is a growing success with an average annual graduating class of 16 participants. From 30 % to more than half are international students. The EDBA is a rich interactive experience that encourages international participation.
“Being a full-time professional with a heavy travel load, there was an obvious tension between my ambition of completing a doctorate while continuing to advance in my career. Among the factors that made Paris-Dauphine an obvious choice for me stood its reputation as a reference institution for management studies (…)” (Mike Pfister, OECD, Class 6)
10 reasons to enroll in Dauphine’s Executive PhD ?
1 – You are supported by a team of professors and researchers of the highest level, guaranteeing the quality of the program and the supervision, essential criteria for differentiating other programs.
2 – You are part of the Number 1 French University worldwide in Management Research: six research centers (4 of which are associated with the CNRS), a doctorate school with seven thesis programs (management, economics, Science, IT, Law, Sociology, Political Sciences), more than 200 doctoral students, 430 PhDs, 77 thesis defenses in 2013, more than 20 research and teaching chairs, initiatives and think tanks, more than 40 research contracts signed in 2013.
3 – The level of the instruction at Université Paris-Dauphine makes the university the leading choice of doctorates in Management in France in the fields of Finance/ Marketing/ Accounting-Audit-Control/ Organization/ Strategy/ IT. More than 20 doctorate theses were awarded national or international accolades over the last 10 years.
4 – You learn at the leading French university accredited by EQUIS (the most selective accreditation worldwide for universities and Schools of Management).
5 – You establish strong links with professors and students alike while becoming part of a substantial alumni network.
Link to Alumni Network
6 – You will discover an academic spirit and collaboration encouraging the elaboration and development of research projects as well as assistance from faculty in the publication of texts.
7 – You will benefit from a privileged and stimulating environment: the Université Paris-Dauphine houses the leading research library in Economics and Management in France. The library holds more than 60,000 books, 17 study rooms, and 620 reading areas. Registration in the EDBA program includes access to the whole of the university’s digital resources as well as its academic databases.
8 – In a dynamic of progress for its students, Dauphine has been a part of the excellent initiative PSL (Paris Sciences and Letters) since 2011. This illustrates Dauphine’s ambition to develop as a research university among the top 20 institutions worldwide.
9 – Students of the Executive PhD program benefit from the support of the largest Management Center in France, the CNRS: DRM – Dauphine Research in Management, which includes a team of 76 distinguished researchers, 142 doctoral students and represents as many opportunities for exchange and collaboration.
10 – Université Paris-Dauphine is located in the heart of France and of Europe allowing for easy access to international students.
Start of the program: October
End of the program: Y + 3
The courses at Université Paris-Dauphine are offered in French and in English. They are taught in two distinct groups. Certain courses “à la carte” can be taught in only one language. The large majority of the documentation is in English, which demands a minimal control of written English.