The Université Paris-Dauphine intentionally offers a program that accompanies its students all the way through their studies.  The EDBA takes place over three years and can, with special permission from the Scientific Committee, include a fourth year. The first year is devoted to a methodic and conceptual foundation via courses at the Université and to  elaborating a scientific project. In the second year, in-depth seminars are proposed as well as the development of an empirical assignment. The third year is dedicated to completing the latter assignment as well as to writing the EDBA thesis.

The EDBA course of study has been designed around the following major themes.



Core Seminars


  • Epistemology
  • Innovation & Management
  • Key Factors of Success
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Organization Performance
  • Research Practices
  • Theory of organizations
Elective Seminars


  • Innovation
  • Business models
  • Governance
  • Performance
  • Cooperation
  • Economics of Energy
  • Regulation
  • Management of Change
  • Alliance
  • Social Responsibility
  • Digital Transformation
  • Restructuration





Before beginning classes, some readings are requested to prepare future students for the program.

Throughout the program, compulsory readings will punctuate students’ work to complement face-to-face lectures and ensure thorough comprehension of the various tools (methodology, theories, research practices, etc.).



4 assignments throughout the EDBA:

  • A quantitative study at the end of Y1
  • A robust research plan in Y2
  • A pre-dissertation in Y3
  • The EDBA thesis