Global Doctorate of Business Administration

Become a recognised thought leader for addressing the theory practice gap.

Join a unique global DBA degree offered by a triple accredited school.

Study in France and get a unique learning experience spanning 3 continents.

World leading research training visits in MIT Sloan and Tokyo Tech.


Join us for our upcoming
G-DBA Webinar

Ignite Your Career: Dive into our G-DBA Program Webinar on 7th of December hosted by Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Founding Director our DBA.

BSB G-DBA Presentation

The BSB Global Doctorate in Business Administration (G-DBA) is a Doctoral level, research-based degree, internationally accredited by AACSB; EQUIS and AMBA, designed to contribute to the enhancement of multi- and inter-disciplinary management practice.

As a Doctoral degree programme – level 8 in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), it also contributes to the production of new “mode-2” knowledge via the application and development of theoretical frameworks, methods, and techniques to real world settings.

The BSB G-DBA programme emphasizes the novel application of theory, rather than the creation of theory for its own sake. It adheres to European best practice (see, EDAMBA and EQUAL Guidelines) as well as the Doctoral programme standards of the world leading accreditation bodies (for example, EQUIS).

Training visits

A unique learning experience spanning 3 Continents.

MIT Sloan School of Management

Tokyo Institute of Technology

BSB Lyon

BSB Dijon

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Training aims

Personal benefits

BSB's G-DBA enables candidates to realise their professional aspirations by helping them to bridge the theory practice gap.

Scientific rigor

Acquire advanced research skills and techniques.

Design a rigorous research project.

Multiple career path

With a Global DBA you can access multiple career paths by facilitating a change in your career direction with a terminal degree.

Terminal degree

The highest Doctoral degree programme in Business Administration and management, accredited by all the world's leading accreditation organisations.

Organizational benefits

Critical success factors are the alignment of organizational objectives with innovative research projects of executives and high potential managers in private, community-led, and public organizations; they together with their supervisory teams will develop an ecosystem of learners at the highest level and propose solutions to grand societal challenges in core areas of the BSB’s strengths in digital management, sustainability, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in advanced agriculture, wine and spirits, among others areas of research excellence.

disponible à partir du 6 avril 2023


Most DBA programs are delivered part-time in 3 to 5 years, where the candidate is expected to complete a DBA thesis by research alongside full-time work and other commitments.

BSB Global DBA program's start date
The 22nd of January 2025
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year 1

Teaching in France

15 000 €

Responsible Innovation and Technology Management
Axis Digital Leadership

4.5 days

Economics of Substainable Development
Axis Wine & Spirits

4.5 days

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

2.5 days
year 2

Teaching in Japan and France

15 000 €

Governance of Sustainable Ecosystems
Designing the Hydrogen Ecosystem for Toyota

2.5 days
Tokyo TIT

From Theory to Practice
This module is a rolling module that it starts in module 1 in Lyon and ends in module 5

3.5 days
year 3

Teaching in USA

15 000 €

Advanced topics on analysis of longitudinal data

2.5 days
MIT Sloan, Boston
year 4 - 7


5 000 € / year

Complete writing up of the thesis & subsequent examination (viva voce), final corrections of the DBA Thesis and graduation in years 4 to 7 – additional study years are granted based on the annual progress reviews and in consultation with the supervisory teams.

Why apply for the BSB's DBA ?

Most DBA programs are delivered part-time in 3 to 5 years, where the candidate is expected to complete a DBA thesis by research alongside full-time work and other commitments.

BSB triple accredited

Triple accredited degree

Awarded by BSB, which enjoys the triple crown of international accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – only 120 business schools, out of more than 15,000 schools worldwide are distinguished as "triple accredited".

Global High Level Training and Reach

The programme will address major societal challenges via dedicated workshops, visits, and collaborative research training provision with world leading institutions in Japan – Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the USA – MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Discover the French Culture

The programme will leverage
the multi-campus architecture of BSB with its three campuses in Lyon, Dijon (including Beaune) and Paris. In the first year of study, you will have the opportunity to learn from and supervised by faculty on all three campuses.

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For more information, including prices, detailed programme and full teaching team, please download our brochure.

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BSB learning approach

Selective intake of 12 to 15 G-DBA candidates to facilitate a high degree of peer-to-peer interactions and learning within cohorts.

The guiding principles for selection are inclusion and diversity of thought leaders in the selected areas of research interest. Hybrid learning with 6 face to face focused workshops in three Continents alongside individual study and online support for each G-DBA candidate throughout the programme to successful completion.

The key to successful completion is very high faculty support to DBA candidates including the appointment of a supervisory team for each G-DBA candidate in year 1.

The programme design enables candidates to start writing parts of the DBA thesis, such as the literature review and conceptual and methodological frameworks from year 1. Supervision and technology-enhanced online tutoring throughout the programme from dedicated supervisory teams, including core faculty and experts to support your research journey throughout the programme.

“Overall the DBA is considered a professional practice doctorate for reflective practitioners and thought leaders. DBA candidates normally apply management theories and processes to solve complex, real-world business problems, in their organisations and communities.”
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Dimitris Assimakopoulos

BSB G-DBA Director
EDAMBA President
(European Doctoral Association in Management & Business Administration)