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Building on the excellence of its faculty members Audencia Business School provides high level training courses by and for management research.

Beyond the courses on research methodologies and thematic seminars on the future of management, our doctoral training program offers coaching of excellence  by faculty members recognized in their fields and always available to share their expertise.

Through its involvement in doctoral management training, Audencia Nantes contributes to the emergence of high-level academics and professionals who place innovation and responsibility issues at the heart of their activities to have a positive impact on businesses and society.

André Sobczak, Dean of Faculty

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Audencia Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

The Audencia Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is meant for managers with at least ten years’ experience wishing to work with high-level international academics that are recognized in their field, to design and implement effective and responsible business models and management strategies and practices. These managers are integrated into an academic community that is both demanding and challenging to foster innovation and reflection.

DBA is a 3-year part-time program that adapts to the agendas of leaders and managers in active employment. Seminars are organized as blocked weeks, to allow participants to continue their activities in parallel to this training. Optional seminars and online tutoring offer participants a tailor-made solution, allowing them to progress in their career plans.

DBA trainees are requested to write a DBA thesis based on management theories to advance business practices  and those of other organizations.