The strength of our doctoral programs rests on an outstanding faculty. You will not only have access to some of the foremost scholars and thought leaders in the world — you will work with mentors who have been on the front lines of policy and practice, and learn from researchers deeply connected to the field. Our faculty have turned around struggling urban school districts, advised on policy, and created opportunities in Europe, Central and South America, and Africa, among other developing countries. Their research has influenced legislation, science and education.

The Doctoral Program (PhD or DBA) is a program that takes about three years to complete, designed for student, engineer, managers, consultants, experienced lecturers or leaders seeking to enhance their careers by engaging in research work.

The goal is to provide these professionals with a forum for generating ideas, engaging in scientific analysis and for adopting an academic frame of reference in order to optimise corporate management, mitigate decision-making risks, maintain an innovative edge, and devise effective and responsible strategies.

We provide :
-scientific analysis
-an academic frame of references
in order to maintain an innovative edge, and devise effective and sustainable strategies.

It spurs development of a new rigorous mindset, pushes one to think outside the box and helps structure management models. Approaching practices based on proof implies taking a step back from events, acquiring new authority perceptible by one’s colleagues, and becoming a “resourceful staff member” in terms of resolving problems affecting the company.

Designed as a part-time program so as to meet professional constraints, the DBA is a research/action programs that are compatible with an active career. PhD is organized as a full-time program with publications and teaching obligations.

Why a Doctorate?

PhD & DBA enhance professional experience, provide career prospects and build the trust capital of the diploma holder, which is a gateway to recognized expert status among peers.

Our Doctoral Program, diploma of a high international added value, provide an opportunity to stand out from the now ubiquitous Master’s degrees.

The diplomas also enable experienced executives to gain perspective on one’s management practices, validate expertise, substantiate one’s authority and gain the capacity to aim for new responsibilities. As such, DBA diplomas differ from Ph.D.s, which are only concerned with theory.

Today, companies also value these types of diplomas. Faced with ever-increasing competition, a complex world, more cutting-edge technologies and faster and more global information exchange, companies seek to hire staff with interdisciplinary skill sets and the capacity to think global, innovate, design new and inventive models tailored to the changes in society.

To this effect, most PhD or DBA holders work in large international corporations operating in sectors ranging from consultancy, finance to industry. A number of leading groups have made the Doctoral Degree an integral part of their career management policy.

Our research fields of research are now extremely varied and address the needs of managers, ranging from staff administration to strategic management. Fields of research include: finance, marketing, strategy, leadership, human resources, information systems, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, robotics, business intelligence, etc.


Held on weekends in Paris and taught by a qualified research director, the themes of this seminar are:

– «Epistemology – Research Methodology» to learn how to construct a field of research, gather and process information, objectivisation procedure and how to define a problem.
– «Review of Literature» to learn how to find academic articles and theories to build your own definition of your problem and/or to find a gap to explore in the theory.

Seminar on your field

This seminar is overseen by professionals with demonstrated expertise in their field of practice. The seminars allow the doctoral students to establish an interface between knowledge acquired (even the mist theoretical ones) and real-life professional challenges.
We grant the school access to its network of specialists, professionals, researchers and Ph.D. holders to enable doctoral student to be supervised by an internationally renowned professional.

We are organised into 2 research divisions

Economy & Management

  • Economy, Finance & Strategy
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Supply Chain & IT Management

Research Lab: StratLab

Psychology & Human Sciences

  • Psychology
  • Neurosciences
  • Sociology

Research Lab: PsyLab

Doctoral programs are under the responsability of our scientific committee, personalities internationally renowned for their expertise and their international network.