Join the Executive PhD & DBA Programme (2024-27) in association with IAE Bordeaux University School of Management, France. This pioneering dual degree doctoral programme, designed for working professionals in India, offers an unparalleled opportunity to advance your career with a prestigious international qualification.


  • IIM Sambalpur Invites Applications for Dual-Degree Executive PhD & DBA Programme (2024-27) for Working Professionals
  • Last date for submission of the Application Form, CV, self-attested Academic Credentials, and Statement of Purpose is 15th June 2024

IIM Sambalpur, one of India’s premier management institutes, invites applications for its groundbreaking dual-degree doctoral programme. The Executive PhD & DBA Programme (2024-27), in collaboration with IAE Bordeaux University School of Management, France, is designed for working professionals seeking advanced academic qualifications and innovation without interrupting their careers. The deadline for applications, including CV, self-attested academic credentials, and a statement of purpose, is June 15th, 2024.

Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur, stated, “The Executive PhD & DBA Programme for Working Professionals aims to equip students with advanced research methodologies adhering to global standards. It is tailored for professionals aspiring to become global subject experts.”

Prof. Jaiswal also highlighted, “The dual-degree programme focuses on practical applicability and interdisciplinary approaches, offering rigorous, world-class training across various business management areas. It enables students to conduct research that meets international standards and supports industry executives transitioning to research-oriented careers in academia or research positions within the public and private sectors.”

The programme follows a hybrid delivery model, requiring students to attend at least three days of face-to-face classes at the IIM Sambalpur or Delhi campus and two weeks of face-to-face classes at the Bordeaux campus in France. Additionally, students can attend a three-day Academic Writing Workshop at Cambridge University, UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Work Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience with a postgraduate degree.
  2. Educational Background: A relevant master’s degree (e.g., MBA) or a four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution for advanced doctoral-level research.
  3. Academic Record: A strong academic history demonstrated by transcripts, GPA scores, and relevant achievements or honors.
  4. Language Proficiency: Proficiency in the language of instruction (typically English) for intensive academic study, research, and communication.
  5. Research Interest: Clear research interests or topics within management or related fields, with the ability to articulate research goals and potential academic contributions.
  6. Statement of Purpose (SOP): A statement detailing academic and professional background, research interests, career goals, and reasons for pursuing the doctoral degree.

Admission Process:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on their eligibility criteria for the Personal Interview (PI) round.
  • A merit list will be prepared based on the resume and personal interview.
  • For further detail, please visit: HERE
  • Application Deadline for Dual-Degree Executive PhD & DBA Programme (2024-27)  for Working Professionals: June 15, 2024
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