A personal Mentor (Research Director) is proposed by the program facultyand chosen by the participant to supervise the thesis research. The Research Director is selected for his/her experience supervising doctoral theses. He/she is by priority a member of the professorial body at Dauphine. The Director can also be a permanent professor in another institution of post-graduate education. For the most part, the Director should teach during the first 6 months of the program. It is the responsibility of the participant and the Research Director to jointly define the frequency of their meetings. It is advised, however, to meet approximately every two months throughout the program, that being a dozen meetings over three years.
The research professors of the EDBA regularly gather to discuss the best practices to supervise the participants' theses and to make the program evolve.