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New Ph.D in Business Administration at Grenoble

Grenoble Ecole de Management opened a Ph.D in Business Administration on September 21st 2009, after having delivered a DBA program for over 15 years.

Grenoble, France, December 04, 2009 --( Three concentrations are proposed for this first intake: 1) Marketing, 2) Organizational Theory and Human Resources Management and 3) Strategy and Management of Innovation. Other concentrations, in particular in Finance, will be proposed in the coming years.

This first intake is composed of 5 students (2 Indians, 1 Croatian, 1 German and 1 French)

The Ph.D program is designed to provide students with the training necessary for a successful research and teaching career.

The training consists of two phases. While the first two years are devoted to courses, seminars and joint research projects with Grenoble faculty members, students will focus on dissertation work during the following years (2 or 3 years).

During Phase One, students will receive a thorough training in the latest methods of inquiry and state-of-the-art knowledge. The Ph.D students will have to take at least 300 hours of advanced PhD seminars over the first two-year period. Publications objectives are also part of the training.

The program, which is taught entirely in English, is open to applicants with a Bachelors degree or higher qualification, with or without coursework experience in business administration.

Olivier Trendel, researcher and head of the marketing department at Grenoble Ecole de Management said: “The principle goal of the Grenoble Ph.D program is to produce scholars who will become faculty members in leading international business schools, in line with our involvement in AACSB’s ‘Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Programs’ aimed at responding to the global doctoral faculty shortages business schools are facing today. Indeed, according to AACSB, there will be a worldwide shortage of more than 2400 professors holding a Ph.D program in business administration by 2012.”

The deadline for application for the 2010 intake is May, 3rd, 2010.

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Grenoble Ecole de Management
Mary Zaccai
+ 33 4 76 70 61 87

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