May 2013. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Grenoble Ecole de Management joined forces to offer a new exciting program, targeting managers, policy makers, executives at foundations/NPO, entrepreneurs all over Europe.
Professionals have developed skills, experience and interests that would very much make them ideal candidates for a Ph.D. program. Problem is that it is quite hard for them (or actually impossible) to take off for a full time residential program lasting between three to four years. Hence we have Executive Ph.D. programs, or DBAs. While in Italy such initiatives are not very common, Grenoble School of Management (GEM) has developed a significant experience running DBAs in Europe and abroad. The Istituto di Management at Sant’Anna and GEM have entered in a collaboration to create a tailor-made program for executives.
Who should apply?
Recruitment to this program is on an international basis, although participants are expected mainly from Italy, France and the rest of Europe, they come from a wide variety of countries and career backgrounds. These may include: management, sciences, humanities and technical and engineering fields. Typically participants have attained a high level of professional achievement and are likely to be in their thirties or forties.
DBA Program Website
Stage I: Candidacy (18–24 months of part-time study): Training in Doctoral Research in Management Sciences
Stage II: Thesis (18–24 months of part-time study): Data Collection and Dissertation Writing