DBA, Casablanca (Mundiapolis Université, Maroc)

The IAE, Graduate School of Management at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) offers a Doctorate in Business Administration curriculum in collaboration with Université MUNDIAPOLIS à Casablanca au Maroc. The DBA degree is awarded by Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. 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.

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Features

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:

Enseignements

Heures

Coef

S1            

UEF1 – Les fondamentaux de la RSG (tout obligatoire)

Épistémologie et méthodologie en sciences de gestion et organisation

20

1

Méthodes qualitatives de recherche

16

1

Méthodes quantitatives de recherche et analyse de données

20

1

Conférences, séminaires thématiques et fondamentaux

4

1

UEO2 – Méthodologies thématiques de la RSG (2 au choix)

Contrôle de gestion : faire de la recherche en contrôle organisationnel

16

2

Finance : Faire de la recherche en finance et gouvernance

16

2

Marketing : Faire de la recherche en marketing

16

2

Stratégie : Alliances stratégiques

10

2

Gestion des ressources humaines : faire de la recherche en GRH

10

2

Management public

10

2

Organisation

10

2

TOTAL SEMESTRE 1

148

S2

UEO3 – Majeure de recherche (1 au choix)

Atelier de recherche Finance Comptabilité Contrôle Audit

16

1

Atelier de recherche Stratégie/Marketing Organisation Management

16

1

UER5 – Professionnel ou recherche (obligatoire)

Mémoire de recherche 

 

7

TOTAL SEMESTRE 2

32

 

TOTAL 1ère année

180

 

UEF2 – Majeure de recherche 2 (obligatoire)

S3

Atelier de recherche 2

40

1

S4

Avancement mémoire de recherche

7

 

TOTAL 2ème année 

40

 

UEF3 – Majeure de recherche 3 (obligatoire)

S5

Atelier de recherche 3

40

1

S6

Mémoire de recherche final

 

7

TOTAL Dernière année

40

Note finale du DBA = note obtenue lors de la soutenance du mémoire de recherche