The ISC Paris Group is constantly tracking trends in the ever-evolving business world. This led us to create a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) program, as a degree program for top-level managers. This program gives students insights and expertise related to issues in the modern business world, by helping to model best practices.

The ISC Paris Group is committed to academic excellence, with a team of 50 tenured or tenure-track professors, of which 36 hold Doctorates and 13 hold the prestigious designation of authorized research directors. We also offer managers a high level of personal attention from our team of full-time researchers, and our dedicated research facilities.

Strengths of the DBA by ISC Paris Global Programs

    A practical approach, targeting applied research,
    Create your own research project within the program,
    International accreditations that guarantee the program’s quality,
    Personal attention from our team of professors,
    A flexible schedule and hybrid instruction, allowing you to continue working,
    Classes held after business hours (6 PM - 9 PM) on weekdays,
    Affordable tuition.
Clear instructional objectives

Clear instructional objectives

Understanding and working in an increasingly complex business world
The DBA program is for intelligent, thoughtful managers who want to develop new ways of understanding and working in an increasingly complex business world. Research-based training will allow you to understand theory-based concepts.

Developing critical thinking skills to identify management problems
The DBA will also help you to develop critical thinking skills to identify management problems that limit economic and business perfomance, and to apply the appropriate skills and academic rigor to transform this knowledge into management solutions.

Program content

The DBA is a three-year program

The most important aspect of this research-based curriculum is your DBA thesis, for which you do a public defense.
Unless you are otherwise authorized, your thesis must be written in English.

To introduce students to the world of research and to develop thesis-writing skills, students receive 120 hours of English courses, both in-person and online:

    Theoretical Perspectives in Strategic management (30h)
    Innovation and entrepreneurship theory and practice (30h)
    Research Design (30h)
    Qualitative research methods and Quantitative Research methods (30h)

Before choosing a thesis topic, students must write and defend a research proposal before the DBA oversight committee. Students writing a thesis will be advised by two supervisors who are qualified researchers in the area that the student is studying.


Karim Ben Slimane, (Head of the DBA) is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at ISC Paris Business School. He studies innovations dynamics and disruptive strategies. He served as Guest Editor and publishes regularly in top academic journals.

Sébastien Liarté, Professor in Strategy and organization Theory at University of Lorraine.
He served as the Editor In Chief of Management (a top journal in France). Pr. Liarté studies organizational and strategic change within organizations and industries.

Tao Wang, Associate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He studies organization reputation and status. Professor Wang holds a Ph.D. from EMLyon business school.

Monica Rivière, Associate Professor in International Business at ISC Paris . After more than 10 years of experience as a manager in global companies based in Europe and North America, Pr. Riviere started a career in academia. She studies strategic renewal and internationalization strategies.

Cédric Diridollou is an Associate Professor of Economics at ISC Paris Business School. His research covers topics like innovation diffusion within markets and the emergence of new business model within collaborative communities and digital platforms

Ilyes Abid, Associate Professor in Finance at ISC Paris. He studies price volatility in energy markets and commodities and assets evaluation.

Andrew Zylstra, Assistant Professor in Marketing at ISC Paris. Holds a Ph.D. from ESCP Europe and studies the financial performance of marketing strategies. Dr. Zylstra works for two decades in the banking industry.

Btissam Moncef, Associate Professor in Supply Chain. She studies the efficiency and performance of supply chain and global supply chains.

Amélie Clauzel, Professor in Marketing at ISC Paris and Paris Sorbonne University. Dr. Clauzel studies consumer behavior and the dynamics of marketing practices change in the market.

Hakim Akeb, Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods. Dr. Akeb hold a Ph.D. in Computing Science. He studies the efficiency of supply chain through operations research techniques.

Pre-requisites and admissions requirements

The DBA is primarily for:
– Managers who are currently working or changing careers, and who hold an MBA or a Master in Management,
– Applicants who hold a Master degree in another subject area are encouraged to apply. ISC Paris will support these students with background coursework online.
– Managers who have five years of work experience; candidates with three years of experience may be admitted based on an application review.

Two-step admissions process:

    1/The application includes: a cover letter indicating your motivation for pursuing this program, a detailed CV, a copy of your highest or most recent university diploma, and your score on an online English proficiency test. Send to Karim Ben Slimane.
    2/ Applicants are interviewed in person or remotely.

Dr. Karim Ben Slimane, DBA program director :

Affordable tuition

  • Year 1
  • 13,000 euros
  • Year 2
  • 6,000 euros
  • Year 3
  • 6,000 euros
  • Contact

    International students

    Kevin Galvani
    Business Development Manager

    Office : +33 (0) 1 40 53 79 05

  • Contact

    Karim Ben Slimane
    Director of the DBA program

    (+33) (0)1 40 53 79 32

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