Doctorate of Business Administration

Doctorate of Business Administration

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Programme operated by Ascencia Business School


Take your career to the next level, and bring economic and social value to the international community.


The DBA program offered by Ascencia Business School / Collège de Paris, is a fully-fledged doctoral degree designed to provide professionals with the necessary tools to contribute to applied science in the various fields of management and business administration.

Our carefully tailored DBA program focuses on practical experience rather than pure academic research, making it suitable for individuals looking to advance their careers and bring economic and social value to the international community.

Navigate through this page to uncover the many facets of our dynamic program. Don’t forget to Download our DBA Booklet for an in-depth exploration of the program structure, educational methods, integration in the research community and the professional world, and more.




Our DBA program is designed to accommodate full-time professionals and offers a flexible structure that combines distance work with several on-site seminars and workshops, in addition to participation in relevant symposiums, colloquiums, or conferences.

The program emphasizes the ability to conduct original investigations, test ideas, and understand the wider field of knowledge related to the chosen research theme. It encourages independent thinking and the application of research findings to practical business scenarios. This is achieved through a tailor-made coaching and supervision by our doctoral faculty:

·       DE LAGARDE, Olivier – PhD in Management Sciences at the Paris-Dauphine University, France

·       CARTWRIGHT, Phillip – PhD in Economics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

·       KREBS, Viola – PhD in Sciences of Information and Communications at University of Strasbourg, France

·       CHAPUIS, Jean-Michel – PhD in Management Science at Université de Bourgogne, HDR at La Rochelle Université, France

·       NG, Kwan Keung Steven – DBA, University of South Australia, Australia

·       FUNG, Kwok Hung Lobo – PhD in Business Administration, Bulacan State University, the Philippines

·       Fung Man Kam Leo – DBA, Southern Cross University, Australia

·       YU, Siu Yeung Andrew – PhD in Business Administration, Bulacan State University, the Philippines

·       PUN, Ki Wai David – DBA, Newcastle University, Australia

·       CHEN, Shu Ping Monica – PhD in English Language Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·       WONG, Chi Mei – Doctor of Education, University of Technology, Australia

·       LUI, Yau Hang Edward – DBA, University of Wales Saint Trinity David, UK


The program is best suited for individuals who are seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to advance their careers and make significant contributions to their respective fields. The following prerequisites are required for admission:

  • Master’s level degree
  • Detailed resume (CV) showcasing relevant professional experience.
  • List of publications (if applicable)
  • Preliminary research proposal (of at least 500 words in .doc / .docx format); and
  • Two letters of recommendation demonstrating the ability to conduct research work.


The DBA program is designed to be completed within a typical duration of 3 years; with fast-track options available for outstanding candidates who demonstrate exceptional progress.


The diploma is delivered by Ascencia Business School, founding member of Collège de Paris, and a private educational institution officially recognized by the French Government.


Contact us for more information on the program tuition fees and financing options.


Program structure

Our carefully tailored DBA program is available in English or French language and focuses on practical experience rather than pure academic research; making it suitable for individuals looking to advance their careers and bring economic and social value to the international community.

The core DBA program is structured around a comprehensive curriculum that comprises three interrelated core modules, which are essential for all candidates, and an optional research-focused module that allows individuals to specialize in their area of interest. These modules are delivered through intensive and interactive 3-day on-site seminars, providing a dynamic learning environment for participants.

The DBA candidate is required to show his or her ability to conduct original investigations; test, apply and examine his or her own ideas as well as others, and understand the relationship between his or her theme and a wider field of knowledge. As such, the degree will be granted based entirely on a personal thesis of approximately 50,000 words in length (and of no less than 40,000 words). Quality of research, however, is the single most important factor for awarding the DBA degree, not length.

The following diagram visualizes the milestones of the DBA project journey:

It’s important to note that the timeframes mentioned for each milestone may vary depending on individual progress and program requirements. The program structure and milestones are designed to ensure a comprehensive and rigorous research experience for DBA candidate.

SPECIALIZED TRACK: Our DBA program also offers a specialized track in Performing Arts Management, in parallel and in complements to the core program. This specialization provides candidates with the opportunity to engage with esteemed academics and industry professionals in the fields of music, dance, and theater.

DOUBLE-DEGREE TRACK: In line with our commitment to excellence and international partnerships, our DBA program also features a double-degree initiative in collaboration with the American Imperial University (Florida, United States of America) through a special Doctor of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership program which allow candidates to explore some of the greatest strategic challenges and opportunities facing business today and start applying the findings to corporate scenarios. The double-degree track is reserved for a select number of qualifying eligible candidates and supplements the core DBA program with a focus on cultivating expertise in strategic leadership.


Integration in Research

Ascencia Center for Applied Business and Management Research – CABMR – is an affiliated research center of Ascencia Business School, with an emphasis on applied research in the areas of management and business administration.

CABMR provide candidates enrolled in the DBA program with the opportunity to explore applied research opportunities, participate in relevant symposiums, colloquiums, and conferences to better integrate into applied research practices and the research community. It also provides DBA candidates with a “home” where they can meet and proactively deliberate their progress, and where they can have access to the necessary tools and functional resources to support them in their professional thesis project.

The CABMR is located at ISF campus, 2 place de la Défense, CNIT, 3rd floor – 92092 Puteaux.

You may find more information about the CABMR at the following link:


Program contents are indicative and subject to changes, as College de Paris constantly improves its curriculum according to evolutions in the business world.


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