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The Doctorate of Business Administration’s Program



The American Business School’s DBA is a doctoral degree especially designed and adapted for senior executives.

The program’s organization and content take into account the students’ professional obligations.

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A program imagined for optimal time management

The DBA’s program combines:

  • face-to-face classes scheduled in adapted time slots
  • online classes

Indeed, following the example of its partner university Franklin University, the proposed program benefits from the latest advances in digital education. The time slots are adapted to professional life, making it possible to easily combine it with a company’s work schedule.

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A complete curriculum: research core and major area


Research Core (16 credits)

  • Writing Foundations
    This class specifically focuses on current academic writing conventions that are indispensable for research.
  • Research Methodology and Design
    Research methodology will be discussed, as well as its methods and application.
  • Applied Statistics
    Statistical methods and techniques will be examined in order to be applied during research hypotheses.
  • Colloquium I
  • Colloquium II
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Design & Analysis
    This course provides expertise and a critical approach to the implementation of advanced statistical analytical methods and the most often used multi-dimensional techniques.

Major Area (20 credits)

  • Development of Management Theory and Practice
    This class presents an overall view of the development of management theory and management applications.
  • Organizational Behavior, Culture and Effectiveness
    An advanced research seminar in the field of culture and organizational behavior.
  • Organizational Leadership
    This class discusses concepts, notions and theories of leadership from a historical and contemporary point of view.
  • Organization Systems, Perspectives, Theory and Application
    This class is focused on the theory and implementation of organizations as open and adaptable systems.
  • Strategic Thinking, Decision Making and Innovation
    One of the objectives of this class is to make it possible for students to develop their own mindset regarding systematic theories and notions to be used in the concrete context of management and direction.
  • Organizational Performance Analysis
    This course proposes a multi-facetted approach in order to manage, conduct and evaluate a global organizational performance analysis in anticipation of reaching tactical and strategic objectives.
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
    This class is focused on the evaluation and analysis of key theories and hypotheses that come under consideration in ethical decision-making, as well as their direct integration and implementation in the organizational practices of the 21st century.
  • Change Management & Organizational Development
    This course is dedicated to research and the evaluation of key and unavoidable theoretical and practical concepts for the implementation of organizational development initiatives.

Electives (12 credits)

Learn more on Franklin University’s website.

Research Core (10 credits)

  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III

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