Doing the DBA in Switzerland
At the end of 2007, Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble, France) and Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland), have combined forces to offer a unique Doctorate of Business Administration degree in Switzerland. The degree is delivered by Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Recruitment for this program is mainly in Switzerland but also on a worldwide basis. Students come from a wide variety of career backgrounds. These may include: sciences, humanities and technical and engineering fields. Participants have generally attained a high level of professional achievement. They are typically managers or executives with advanced degrees in business disciplines or professionally qualified teachers in business schools.
Supervision of the doctoral students
Each DBA candidate is assigned a research-active professor from Grenoble Ecole de Management. The Supervisor brings a broad range of expertise and an international reputation in research on business innovation, technology management and the organisational dimensions of technological change.
Training workshops location
Workshops planning for 2013-2014 intake :
Training workshops organized during stage I are held in Grenoble and Geneva*. The pedagogical content and the organisation of the seminars are under the responsibility of Grenoble Ecole de Management. A pool of Grenoble Ecole de Management qualified professors has the responsibility of leading the research seminars.
- Workshop 1: 25-30 November 2013 (Grenoble)
- Workshop 2: 21-23 March 2014 (Webster)
- Workshop 3: 20-22 June 2014 (Webster)
- Workshop 4: 14-16 November 2014 (Webster)
- Workshop 5: 20-22 March 2015 (Webster)
- Workshop 6: 19-21 June 2015 (Webster)
- Workshop 7: 26-28 November 2015 (Grenoble)
*Subject to change
Candidates should have or expect to 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 3 years pre- or post-Master’s. Applicants without an appropriate Master’s level qualification may be considered if they have extensive business and professional experience.
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.
Program Director at Grenoble Ecole de Management
Dr. Valérie Sabatier (+33 476 706 528)
Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 rue Pierre Sémard - BP 127
38003 GRENOBLE Cedex 01
The 2013-2014 program starts in November 2013.
Applications must be submitted to the Webster University (directly to Maureen Gisiger) by September 2nd, 2013.
No late applications will be considered.
Final acceptance to the program is the responsibility of Grenoble Ecole de Management.
It will be based on the following:
- An interview with the Program Director, in person or by telephone (July and September 2013)
- The final validation by the Admission Board.
We also have a system of rolling application. Full applications received between January and May will be examined within a month.
In order to prepare your application, you must contact the following persons at Webster University:
DBA Program Assistant
Ms. Maureen Gisiger
+41 (0)22 959 8057
15, route de Collex - 1293 Geneva, Switzerland
The annual tuition for the Grenoble based program is currently 45 000€ (for 4 years) plus 8 000€ per additional year.
|Tuition for part-time program 2013-2014
|| 14 000 euros
|| 13 000 euros
|| 10 000 euros
|| 8 000 euros
|| 45 000 euros
|Additional years (5+)
|| 8 000 euros
(*): Students are responsible for the cost of travel, accommodation and food during the compulsory workshops to attend.
A deposit of one-third of tuition must be paid upon registration. In addition to these fees, students are responsible for the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence incurred in attending the workshops. The tuition fee is subject to change at any time upon written notice.