What is our Executive DBA? 

Our Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) degree is a research doctorate that focuses on business practices and is deeply rooted in professional applied practice. It is a 3-year programme. 

An EDBA is a gold card to executive positions across a wide spectrum of global business fields. You can create knowledge from your experience and your management practices.

Who is the Executive DBA for?

Managers, Professionals with successful careers and Senior executives; looking to make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their area of expertise and transmission of experience. Upper level professionals eager to take a step back from their ongoing professional activities and do research on a specific managerial situation.

With this very high-level diploma, IAE Nice seeks to impact the management community by offering top-notch learning to senior executives from around the world. Our programmes are designed and delivered by researchers and practitioners with close ties to the international business community. 

A hallmark of EDBA Nice is the dedication to your individual development in our programmes. We support you to conceptualize your knowledge and acquired experience in the form of a professional Doctorate. 

We aim at fostering your culture of learning. The intention is to position the professional and personal development of our executive fellows at the heart of our learning process.

Why Choose the Executive DBA?

The EDBA experience challenges you to sharpen your critical and analytical expertise. You will develop your research skills to become an expert in your field with a proven ability to think out of the box. The EDBA is a bridge between the research and the professional worlds.

Objectives and Keys points


    • Go deeper into fundamentals acquired in management science, Marketing or Finance and train executives according to the market expectations 
    • Give you the ability to take your career to the next level and gain more expertise in Business Administration 
    • Acquire lifelong tools to achieve your ambitions and dreams 

Key Points (Strengths)

    • Applied research tailored to your background and business career goals with high level of academic supervisory
    • Small class size: Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 18 senior candidates per major, each one is mentored by a senior researcher 
    • Courses are scheduled one weekend per month to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose 
    • Mostly distance work, you can continue to work while studying: International Faculty of academics and leading professionals
 Success rate : 100%


Interview with Nadine Tournois Dean of IAE NICE, on Riviera Radio. 

Currently member of The Executive DBA Council

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