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 November 2022 and three sessions in 2023)
  • The program runs for 4 years and is achievable in 3 years
  • The École des Ponts Business School is also a proud member of the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC)

Information at a Glance

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École des Ponts Business School

École des Ponts ParisTech is ranked #9 globally by The Economist in their best small universities ranking

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

Following completion of the four research methods modules, the doctoral writing labs and the submission of a research proposal, the final requirement, prior to receiving the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration, is writing three discrete research projects and defending them Viva Voce (orally) in front of a doctoral defense committee.

The School has chosen an innovative Executive Doctorate of Business Administration “dissertation” approach. Executive Doctorate of Business Administration candidates typically choose to write three papers that together constitute the doctoral dissertation. Each paper is supervised and vetted by an appointed dissertation faculty, who mentors each doctoral candidate through the process. One of the three papers must be considered publishable quality and intended for publication in a respected (listed) journal following an established peer-review process.

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Course Details

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

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
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.

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