Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration


Features of the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

  • Interactive ‘Learning Labs’ designed by Harvard research fellow, Maurizio Travaglini, provides a reflective and agile learning experience
  • ‘Learning Labs’ facilitates mutual peer support amongst an international class of executives
  • Research Methods Modules – Help thinkers like you ground practice in frameworks, concepts, models and research
  • Achievable Degree – A doctoral project with three papers only (research article, teaching case and embedded case study) that helps organize your thoughts in stages
  • High Academic Standard – published article(s) in peer-reviewed journals
  • Time Effective Schedule – 4 Residential Learning Sessions in the Executive Campus in Paris in the first year (starting in October 2023 and three sessions in 2024)
  • The program runs for 4 years and is achievable in 3 years
  • The École des Ponts Business School E-DBA program is accredited by the International Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • The École des Ponts Business School is also a proud member of the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC)
Jun 20
Briefing Session
19:00 - 20:00

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Information at a Glance

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Deadline for New Application:

Tuition fee

EUR (€)55,000

Enroll on or before:

30 June 2024: EUR (€)44,000 (20% off)
15 July 2024: EUR (€)46,750 (15% off)
15 August 2024: EUR (€)49,500 (10% off)
23 September 2024: EUR (€)52,250 (5% off)

Medium of Instruction:

Brochure Leaflet Private Consultation

École des Ponts Business School

École des Ponts ParisTech is ranked #9 globally by The Times Higher Education in the Best Small University 2022

Its Mother School – ENPC, is one of the French prestigious ‘Grandes Écoles’, and is the world’s first elite civil engineering school, founded in 1747 by Louis XV

Nobel prize winner in economics, Jean Tirole, is an alumnus

École des Ponts ParisTech has double-degree agreements with the National University of Singapore, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, Southeast University and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China for the Masters in Engineering

Partners with Tsinghua University for an Executive MBA

Proud member of EDBAC, Executive Doctorate of Business Administration Council


Programme Structure

Certificate conferral: Successful completion of Phase One is marked by the awarding of a blockchain-based certificate, officially conferring the title of Doctoral Candidate.

What EDBA Participants Say About Their Doctoral Journey


Admission Criteria

  • Holders of an advanced professional degree or comparable qualification accepted by the Admissions Team, such as EMBA, MBA, MSc, LLB, a specialized Master’s degree; and
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience, preferably demonstrating managerial/leadership skills

Admission Process

The admissions process for the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration program is online and user-friendly:

Connect to the online application at https://pontsbschool.force.com/applicant and create an account (sign up).
Your password will be required every time you connect to your application.

  1. Check your e-mail and follow the instructions to verify your registration (within one hour).
  2. Sign in to your account and start an application for the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration class of 2023. Enter HKMA2024 as your contact code.
  3. You then have access to your application form with the different sections related to the admissions process – personal, application, experience, references, payment. Please contact info@pontsbschool.com for assistance, whenever necessary.
  4. Under the ‘references’ tab, fill in the details of your recommenders. They will receive an e-mail inviting them to an online questionnaire in English which takes 5-10 minutes to complete. You will be notified by e-mail when a reference has been submitted.
  5. Complete all the required information in the different tabs, including your answers to the Essay questions. You may either write your essays directly on the portal or use your favorite word processor then copy and paste each essay into the appropriate field.
  6. Upload your CV, a scan of your ID, copies of your graduate level transcripts and diplomas, and a professional portrait photo.
  7. You may pay the €150 application fee at any time before you submit your application, via PayPal or by Credit Card.
  8. Once you have submitted your application, our admissions team will contact you to schedule an admissions interview either face-to-face at our Paris campus, or via videoconference.
  9. Once the application and the admissions interview are completed, you will be contacted with our admissions decision and, if applicable, with a deadline to accept the admissions offer. You are welcome to contact HKMA on +852 2774 8573 (Winnie Sit) or by email at tsw@hkma.org.hk for assistance.

Tuition Fees for 2024 Intake

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration tuition fees: €55,000
Executive Doctorate of Business Administration tuition fees for École des Ponts alumni: €42,000
Students transferring from another doctoral program: please contact the Admissions Office.
The “Admissions offer letter” given to each accepted student details payment conditions and offers.

Remarks for Early Bird Discount

  • To avail of the Early Bird rates offered above, candidates will need to enrol by the deadlines announced from each round.
  • This means that candidates must submit their application, take their admissions interview and return their admissions documents and enrollment agreement along with their first payment to enrol by the deadline indicated for each round.
  • The early bird discount is also applied to all the payment options.

Payment Option

Option A:

  • Tuition fees are paid upfront upon enrollment (option available for all enrollments up until 31 August 2024).
  • Participants are required to submit full payment of tuition fees upon confirmation to benefit from an additional 5% financing discount.

Payment in instalments can be arranged with the admissions department for an additional financing fee.

Option B: Tuition fees paid in five instalments (additional financing fee of €1000):

  • 1st instalment (non-refundable): €7000 upon acceptance of admissions offer.
  • 4 instalments of 25% of the remaining tuition fees split over 16 months (between September 2024 and December 2025).

Option C: Tuition fees paid in monthly instalments (additional financing fee of €1000):

  • 1st instalment (non-refundable): €7000 upon acceptance of admissions offer.
  • Installments 2-19: balance amount to be paid monthly between September 2024 and February 2026.

Special Early Bird Discount for Payment Option A (2024 intake)

Other Payment Options (2024 intake)


Starting from 2020, in order to demonstrate the School’s commitment to increasing the representation of women in corporate governance role, École des Ponts Business School introduced a new scholarship initiative for the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration program: the Women in Corporate Governance scholarship.

Women on the leadership track in their organization will be offered €5000 tuition fee reduction.

Applicants will have to provide two additional board-level recommendations as well as satisfy all other admission requirements. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Faculty.


Course Details

Ms Winnie Sit
Phone: 2774 8573
Email: tsw@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Doctoral Network & Advisory

HKMA Doctoral Network and Advisory