Global DBA: Durham-emlyon

Become a thought leader in your chosen area of research


  • Double degree with Durham University Business School
  • Length: 4 - 6 years
  • Location: Courses taught in the UK, France & other location
  • Language: English
  • Degree awarded: Doctor in Business Administration
  • Next intake: November 2021

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Professor Michel Phan sets off to conquer the Global DBA

In detail

Learning Outcomes

Delivered by Durham University Business School and emlyon business school, the Global DBA is a new part-time executive doctoral programme taught across three global locations: Durham, Paris and a 3rd international location You will have the unique opportunity to learn from and work with internationally renowned faculty at two of Europe’s most innovative "triple crowned" business schools.

This programme has been specifically designed to respond to the global need for business leaders who can truly challenge current professional practices and devise new methods for progression. By combining an academically rigorous doctoral education with business practice, you will update your business knowledge and enhance your analytical and critical thinking capabilities. The DBA will also require you to produce a doctoral thesis to help bridge the gap between business practice and academia, generate new knowledge and create real business value, making an impact to real world organizations and communities..

If you want to make an impactful contribution to practice in real world organizations, while developing your own career transformation, we welcome the opportunity to share this unique Global DBA with you

Michel PHAN
GDBA Director


• Enhance your understanding of business theories

• Push the boundaries of knowledge with advanced research capabilities

• Accelerate your personal development and become a thought leader

• Make an impact in your company across boundaries


• Flexible: Conduct your studies and research while working

• Small and selective intake ensuring a high degree of peer interaction

• World-renowned international faculty and centres for research

• Double degree programme awarded by two triple crowned business schools in France and the UK

Participants profile

Program Architecture





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“What this Double degree DBA offers, in contrast to most other executive-level education, is an opportunity for senior executives to carry out original research in a particular area of their business in great depth. It allows them to do this whilst staying in their job, and will also give them the chance to examine and solve a particular business challenge that their company faces. In a world that is becoming ever more fractured, this unique Anglo-French collaboration with Durham University Business School demonstrates our belief in the importance of international collaboration through high quality teaching and impactful research. ” emlyon business school





Durham University Business School

“This is an exciting international partnership for Durham University Business School which helps to further our mission to develop global leaders and entrepreneurs who can confidently push the boundaries of business practice, present new ideas and become transformational business leaders. By collaborating with emlyon our Global DBA can offer an education which answers the most pressing needs of modern industry.” Professor Kiran Fernandes, Associate Dean for Internationalisation at Durham University Business School

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Admission requirements :

  • A Master’s degree in a business and management related discipline from a recognised university or other institution of higher education; or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • A minimum of five years’ business and management experience
  • An English proficiency test is required for non-native English speakers (minimum score requirements are IELTS score of 7.0 or 102 or above in TOEFL IBT) or equivalent qualifications or experience

The application form

• You will be required to submit a research proposal of between 1,500-3,000 words as part of the selection process
• An interview will be conducted with the Founding Global DBA Director with each applicant prior to an offer being recommended

The Admission Board

Admission decisions are made jointly by Durham University Business School and emlyon business school

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are set at £60,000. (A £2,000 non-refundable deposit payable upon acceptance of an offer will be deducted from the first year's fee.)

Direct expenses in connection with research projects (for example travel and subsistence) are the responsibility of the individual student. Students may apply for funding for attendance at relevant events, such as Conferences, based on the Research policies of both schools. In addition, students are responsible for covering the costs in attending all modules.

If you have a disability, whether temporary or permanent or you suffer from health care issues, the Disability Centre is available to provide you with personalized service in complete confidentiality. For more information please contact