DBA in Algiers

IAE NICE Graduate School of Management offers a Doctorate in Business Administration curriculum in collaboration with MDI Algiers Business School. The DBA is a three-year program, taught in French. The degree is awarded by the University of Nice.

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Features

It is a practical and research based degree program designed for persons with significant professional work experience who have already completed an MBA or equivalent qualification, and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in an area of management. Program participants will be asked to choose a topic related to their area of responsibility in an organisation or an area they wish to focus upon in their career path.

Flexible distance mode to meet the development needs of busy working executives located off-shore.
Flexible and workplace-based continuous assessment which includes individual or group work, practicum project reports and final thesis

Mode of Study

  • First year: Research Fundamentals and Techniques
    During the first year, students are taught fundamentals of research in management.
    Research being very specific in some of the inner categories of management, seminars and conferences on specific themes are planned throughout the year, supported by research presentation workshops.
  • Second & Third year: Completion of the Thesis
    During the two following years the students will be guided in the elaboration of their thesis through Academic Supervisions, workshops and presentation seminars.

Library Supports

Students will have access to online materials available at the libraries of UNS and MDI.

Assessment

The assessment for the DBA will consist of case analysis and analysis of issues related to business or management through a combination of continued individual and group work provided at regular intervals by the instructor throughout the course.  DBA students will submit and defend a thesis, comprising 35,000 to 40,000 words.

Thesis Supervision

Thesis Supervision of the DBA will be the responsibility of the joint faculty of UNS and MDI. In order to ensure that the thesis meets the quality standards of the University, close guidance will be given by the supervisor of each student through meetings, Internet and other means of communication. The supervisor will also give the student the consent to attend the Thesis viva only when he/she is completely satisfied with the thesis. Upon passing the Thesis Viva, the student will be conferred the respective degree by UNS.

Graduation

Students who have successfully completed all the requirements of the programs (i.e. the prescribed coursework and thesis) will be conferred the respective degree by UNS. Each year, UNS holds a graduation ceremony in Nice, the second Saturday of December. All offshore programs graduates are invited to attend the ceremony with home programs graduates and to receive the same degree awards.

Tuition

Please refer to this page: http://www.dba-nice.com/

Program Content

The curriculum of the DBA program is based on the successful completion of required doctoral seminars in management and research, followed by a research project and thesis completed throughout the three years of studies.
Courses are delivered as follows:

IAE/MDI

DBA 1ère année

 

 

Enseignements

Heures étudiant

Coef

UEF1 – Les fondamentaux de la RSG 

SEMESTRE 1

Épistémologie et méthodologie en sciences de gestion

20

2

Atelier de lecture scientifique

20

2

Méthodes qualitatives de recherche

20

1

Méthodes quantitatives de recherche et analyse de données

20

1

UEF2 – Méthodologies thématiques de la RSG 

Finance Comptabilité contrôle

12

2

Stratégie

12

2

Marketing

12

2

Management international

12

2

Management public,

12

2

 

TOTAL SEMESTRE 3

132

16

SEMESTRE 2

UEF3 – Majeure de recherche (choix sur liste)

Projet de recherche

20

2

Atelier d'écriture scientifique

20

2

UER4 – Professionnel ou recherche

Mémoire de recherche (présentation de l'avancement)

 

12

TOTAL SEMESTRE 4

36+

16

 

 

DBA 2ème et 3éme année

 

 

Enseignements

Heures étudiant

Coef

Semestres 3 et 4

UEF5 – Méthodologie et approfondissements

Projet de recherche

20

1

Méthodologie approfondie 1

20

1

Cycle de conférences

MDI

 

UER6 – Professionnel ou recherche

Thesis de recherche (présentation de l'avancement)

 

12

TOTAL SEMESTRES 3 et 4

36+

14

UEF7 – Méthodologie et approfondissements

Semestres 5 et 6

Projet de recherche

20

1

Méthodologie approfondie 2

20

1

Cycle de conférences

MDI

 

UER8 – Professionnel ou recherche

Thesis de recherche (soutenance)

 

12

TOTAL SEMESTRES 5 et 6

36+

14

 

Admission

Phases of the admission process:

  1. Application
  2. File review by the UNS Admissions Committee
  3. Eligibility results
  4. Interview before the UNS Admissions Committee
  5. Admission final results

Selection process

To be admitted candidates must:

  • Have obtained at least a 4-year / 240 ECTS credits degree or equivalent, or have validated professional experience in accordance with article L 613-3 of the French Code of Education
  • Meet the requirements specified in the regulation of the program, i.e. application form review and interview
  • Writing of a thesis project
  • Individual written entry exam based upon texts analysis
  • The working languages are French and English.

Entry criteria

  • Candidate motivation for research;
  • Access to a promising research field 
  • Publication potential
  • Scientific writing competence 
  • Professional experience and foreseen objectives;
  • Degrees and academic records; 
  • French language proficiency

Apply

All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. Eligible applicants will be notified and invited to sit an interview before the Admissions Committee.

Results upon every admission phase will be communicated to applicants exclusively by MDI