Global study forecasts growth and hybrid delivery mode for DBA market

DBA market

In the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education and business management, doctoral programmes are continuously adapting to meet the demands of the ever-changing corporate world. Among these programmes, the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) has emerged as a significant candidate, poised to reshape the future of business education. A new report, “The Future of DBA Market:…

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2023 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – Applications Open!


Take part in the 2023 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – a joint doctoral research award co-run by Emerald Publishing, a leading digital-first publisher, commissioning, curating, and showcasing research that can make a real difference, and EFMD. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000, a certificate, and an interview opportunity on the Emerald website. In addition,…

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What’s the difference between a PhD and a DBA at business school?

difference between a PhD and a DBA

The MBA is incredibly well-known throughout the business school world. Even those who haven’t worked in or studied business education might have heard references to celebrities or well-known business figures embarking on an MBA to further their business acumen. Yet, most people don’t seem to realise that becoming a Doctor in Business Administration is a…

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What are the perceptions of business schools worldwide concerning the future of the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Market?

doctorate in business administration survey

What are the perceptions of business schools worldwide concerning the future of the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Market? This is the subject of the online survey launched on March 21 by EFMD in partnership with the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC) and Le Sphinx Software Solutions. It is also a highly relevant question because, from…

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2022-23 RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

RRBM Dare to Care Scholarship

The Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM) community is pleased to announce the 2022-23 RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship. Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students in business schools who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to responsible research that matters to society in their doctoral dissertation research. Prospective applicants are…

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Toward healthy doctoral ecosystems: reflecting on the recent DCP22

During the recent DPC 2022 conference, we zoomed in on healthy doctoral ecosystems, focusing both on different possible compositions of such ecosystems and on boundary conditions that ensure doctoral programmes run smoothly (see our previous blog). Using the analogy of a microchip, we visualised the main learnings and messages of the conference on the whiteboard…

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Establishing trust in the supervisor/supervisee team


Research has shown that trust is a crucial lubricant connecting and enabling people within organisations, having positive effects on commitment, loyalty, effectiveness, cooperation and work relationships. The relationship between doctoral supervisor and student is no different, trust being crucial to supervisory relationships, with both supervisors and supervisees needing to demonstrate they are worthy of being…

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How to choose the right DBA?

After initial launch at Harvard Business School in 1922, Henley (UK) in 1991 and Grenoble École de Management (France) in 1993, DBA programmes have started to spread. In 2022, nearly every business school and many other training institutions offer a DBA. Confronted with this profusion of programmes, it is important to know to what you…

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