Admission Conditions


The EDBA is a high-level program, demanding for its participants, which requires pre-requisites:

  • Masters diploma (research Masters/ DEA, MBA…),
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in  key position /responsibility,
  • Being attracted by research as well as an idea of a subject of research,
  • Fluent comprehension of written English.


Application dates: March to September 2020

The EDBA applicants should propose an outline of their desired research subject in their application and be able to justify their interest in the chosen subject in a practical and theoretic way. This research plan will be refined thereafter. You can download an exemple of a research project below.

Example 1

Example 2


The nature of the EDBA requires a particular approach and applicants must possess the motivation to:

  • Work with scientific methods and models
  • Possess scientific and structured reasoning


The selection will take place in three parts:

  •  Duly completed registration documents
  • The presentation of a research subject in a 10-pages document
  • Upon pre-selection of the application, an interview will be held by a jury composed of  EDBA directors, a member of the faculty, and/or a graduate.

The jury will estimate the quality of the applicant based upon signs that he/she will be able to complete the chosen EDBA thesis.

What are the criteria to apply to the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) of Université Paris Dauphine-PSL ?
What is the jury's decision based upon to admit or reject an applicant?
Between professional experience, essays, and research project... Lionel Garreau , Co-director of the EDBA, tells you everything in the video below (or on Youtube).



Program tuition (from 2019): 35,000€ payable in 5 instalments:


  • October year 1: € 10,500
  • February year 2: € 7,000
  • June year 2: € 7,000
  • October year 2: € 7,000
  • March year 3: € 3,500


The cost of the EDBA includes  seminars,  catering,  pedagogical texts,  supervision by a Research Director, and the organization of a scientific defense at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, as well as access to the Université Paris-Dauphine library and digital resources for the 3 years of the program.  

The tuition for an optional fourth year is €2,000. Upon project progress, a fifth year can be envisaged for €4,000.