Support to Doctorate of Business Administration

The GGII provides managerial and logistic support to the Doctorate in Business and Administration (DBA) – an international programme conducted in partnership with Chongqing University and Grénoble Ecole de Management (France) – and promotes its didactic activities, also supporting international lecturers coming to Chongqing. The DBA – offered to senior managers, consultants and scholars – gives its candidates the opportunity to quickly expand their career expectations thanks to core skills acquired through long-term research projects, centred on technology and innovation management, and organisational change.


More info about the DBA:

Student Profile

This program has been created for English speaking executives who wish to study in China and Europe.
They may come from a wide variety of countries and have different career backgrounds (sciences, humanities and technical and engineering fields, professionally qualified teachers in business schools, etc.).
Holding a master level degree is a prerequisite combined with a high level of professional achievement (a minimum of 5 years work experience is required).

Supervision of Doctoral Students

Each DBA candidate is assigned a doctorate level research-active professor from one of the partners.
The supervisor helps the student to define and carry out the DBA research project until the final thesis defense.

Training Workshop Schedule

Stage 1 of the DBA (Year 1 and Year 2) is dedicated to research methodologies in Management Sciences. The training workshops are held in Chongqing (China), with the exception of the first and last workshop, which are held in Pisa and Grenoble.*
*Subject to change.

Application requirements

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in management (MBA, MA, MSc or equivalent) or in a related discipline from a recognized institution.
Candidates should also have management experience of at least 5 years pre- or post-Master’s.
The DBA workshops are conducted in English. Students whose first language is not English or who have not already studied successfully in an English-speaking environment will be required to provide evidence of advanced proficiency in English.