Executive Doctorate of Business Administration


The Executive DBA is a doctoral and practical education which must have an operational application within a company. DBA’s lines of research revolve mainly around management sciences (strategy, marketing, management, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, communication, governance…).


Applicants must be a graduate from higher education (minimum a Master or an equivalent diploma). The decision is based on an application examination & an individual interview with a board composed of teacher-researchers and professionals. The followings skills will be especially appreciated : writing skills, interest for managerial topics, significant work experience.


The DBA is delivered by International Management School Geneva. The IMSG is a member of EFMD, is holding EFQM quality certification and is recorded in the Register of Private Schools of Switzerland. A DBA awards 480 ECTS.


The DBA is delivered to students who have satisfied the validation steps (continuous assessment, articles, writing) and have defended their thesis in front of an academic & professional jury.


1 doctoral seminar every two months (on Saturday) – Estimated workload :

  • An half a day per week (not including seminar) in the 1st and the 2nd year
  • A day per week in 3rd year (thesis writing)
  • 15 hours of coaching with a referent (online)