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EA-DBA Programme 2016-2017 Intake Opening Ceremony in Shanghai

Date:2017-03-10 News From: Vistors:580

March 1st, 2017 – The Opening Ceremony of the 2016-2017 Intake to the Euro-Asia Doctorate of Business Administration (EA-DBA) was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai.


Over 50 guests, including representatives from the three Euro-Asia DBA partner institutions – KEDGE Business School, Korea University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, attended the Opening Ceremony to greet the new DBA participants and encourage them as they embark on their 3-year journey towards the completion of their doctoral degrees.

The 2016-2017 EA-DBA Chinese Programme consists of 5 senior business executives from major multinational corporations, as well as entrepreneurs whose companies play a significant role in the Chinese domestic market. These participants join the other 7 participants who started the Euro-Asia DBA programme in January in Seoul, South Korea.


Prof. Dwight MERUNKA, EA-DBA Programme Director & Associate Dean of DBA Programmes at KEDGE Business School presided over the Opening Ceremony. He pledged to provide support for students in the DBA programme, helping them accelerate the transformation of real-world practice in China into world-class theoretical management study.


Prof. PARK Kyung Sam, Associate Dean of Korea University Business School welcomed the new EA-DBA programme participants. He stated that Korea University will continue its collaboration with the other two partner institutions to provide students with better academic experiences.


Prof. XU Xin from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business congratulated the incoming students on their new academic journey, and stated that the faculty members of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University will keep on supporting the EA-DBA programme.


Mrs. Sabrina Woo, Deputy General Manager for China at KEDGE Business School, reflected upon the accomplishments that EA-DBA programme had achieved over the last year. She stated that all staff and faculty members at KEDGE Business School in China would be devoted to further improving the DBA programme.


Mr. LIU Meng, EA-DBA 2015 Intake participant representative, Vice President of United Water Corporation, shared his doctorate experience from the EA-DBA. He emphasized the mutual relationship of the development of one’s personal research skills and that of his/her corporation, and expressed his wishes that his fellow entrepreneurs would enjoy EA-DBA program studying.


Dr. XU Jiansheng, KEDGE DBA Alumni Representative, Chairman of the Board of JOIEST Group, shared his own experiences of pursuing a doctoral degree. He encouraged the incoming students to keep on exploring and achieve significant accomplishments. Such challenges and endeavors are crucial to people’s positive developments.


The EA-DBA is a most international and distinctive Doctorate in Business Administration programme dedicated to experienced business leaders. Co-created and co-delivered by three of the most renowned institutions in Europe and Asia in the field of Business and Management research: KEDGE Business School (France and Shanghai), Korea University Business School (Seoul) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business (Hong Kong).

EA-DBA Distinctive Features
Your path to a Doctorate - the highest educational credential possible
The first executive doctoral programme co-delivered by three of the top-ranked, fully-accredited Business and Management research institutions in Europe and Asia
Open the doors to numerous possibilities – a career transformation to academia or consultancy, or reaffirm your position in your current professional sector

Two EA-DBA tracks operating in parallel - 1) English Track 2) Chinese Track with English simultaneous translation
Personally apply your hard-earned lessons from the business world and contribute to the international, academic body of knowledge
Two postgraduate qualifications within three years (M.Sc. and DBA)

Part-time Global MBA Highlights
Since 2002, KEDGE Business School has been cooperating with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

1 Top MBA program. No.4 in Asia for full English EMBA (Financial Times EMBA Ranking, 2016).
2 Esteemed Schools with over a century's heritage.Shanghai Jiao Tong University founded in 1896,and KEDGE Business School founded in 1872.
3 International accreditations. China's first MBA to achieve 3 international accreditations from both partner institutions.

Part-time Global MBA Distinctive Features
Focus on your personal development and leadership
Highly diversified alumni network with over 30 nationalities
International study trip to explore new business opportunities

7 Majors (2 weeks) organized on different campuses:
Paris (Entrepreneurship) - Marseille (Innovation) - Shanghai (Global Management / Talent Management / Finance / Branding) - Bordeaux (Supply Chain)
2 International Majors (3 weeks travel abroad) - Wine & Spirits Management / Sustainable Change

KEDGE Business School 
No. 5 Business School in France (Challenge, 2016)
No. 22 EMBA in the world (Financial Times, 2016)

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