Online DBA Sustainable Innovation Management


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Our DBA is designed for senior executives, managers, consultants and management educators with at least 5 years of management experience and qualified at Master/MBA level (or equivalent). The Online DBA in Sustainable Innovation Management is organised in three different stages and is normally completed in four years. Learning resources are accessed on our virtual learning platform (videos, articles, books, data analysis software, participant forums), enabling students to work remotely at their own pace.

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3,50 Joer

The DBA is organised over three separate phases, structured to allow participants to defend their thesis within 4 years, the average duration of the theses defended since 2015 being 3.5 years.

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To be eligible for the programme you will need to have 5 years of management or equivalent professional experience and an MBA or Master’s degree from a recognised academic institution.


The DBA in Sustainable Innovation Management is delivered jointly by ICN Business School and the Business Science Institute (BSI) Luxembourg. The Business Science Institute is an independent institution that brings together international scholars with the aim of developing doctoral-level executive education.

The Business Science Institute DBA programme is AMBA accredited and ranks #4 in the prestigious DUBAI RANKING of DBAs (October 2020). In addition, our DBA is offered as a dual degree programme with IAE Lyon, the School of Management at the city’s Jean Moulin University. DBA graduates receive both a university degree ("diplôme d’université") of Doctor in Business Administration from Jean Moulin University and the title of Executive Doctor in Business Administration from ICN & Business Science Institute.

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Strengths of the DBA

  • AMBA accredited
  • Ranked 4th best DBA worldwide, and 2nd best DBA for innovative pedagogy
  • An internationally-renowned faculty of over 100 professors qualified to PhD level and accredited to supervise doctoral research, offering students access to a team of academics that is exceptional in its diversity, reputation, research publication track record and expertise.
  • A team of dedicated senior academic coordinators. Our team of coordinators play a vital role in Business Science Institute’s academic leadership structure. As senior academics, they have a key responsibility for coordinating the teaching and supervision carried out by our faculty for the site or course they are in charge of. They also provide a line of direct communication for participants, thus making a positive contribution to the participant learning experience.
  • Present in 10 countries, with an academic community of 195 DBA student-managers representing 43 nationalities and already 80 theses successfully defended between 2015-2020.
  • Exceptional service quality through personal monthly thesis follow-up meetings between the doctoral student-managers and their supervisors, and through the responsiveness of the support team that responds to emails within 24 hours.
  • The only DBA program in the world to have its very own book collection written by DBA doctors and professors (28 books published between 2015-2020)

Certificat, Diplom

Executive DBA delivered by Business Science Institute (AMBA accredited) & Doctorate in Business Administration delivered by Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 & Executive DBA delivered by ICN Business School (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited)



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How to apply

To be eligible for the programme you will need to have 5 years of management or equivalent professional experience and an MBA or Master’s degree from a recognised academic institution.

You will also have to prepare the following documents for your application:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A research Proposal that is relevant and of demonstrable value (particularly in terms of potential impact on management practice)

A good standard of written and oral English is required for the programme. Applicants’ English skills will be evaluated at the admission interview (no formal test required).
Recruitment for the next intake in Octobre 2023 begins in April.

ICN Business School is an EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited business school. It is located in Paris, Nancy and Berlin.

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