Successful completion of this program requires the presentation and defense of a substantial piece of scientific work, called EDBA Thesis.
Often linked to participants experience and interests, the EDBA Thesis includes academic research references, an appropriate research method, all within a suitable scientific framework.
The EDBA Thesis is composed of one or several documents representing as a whole an authentic piece of international research.
Contrary to a PhD (these de doctorat), the EDBA Thesis bears essential pragmatic designs. The EDBA Thesis must respond to a management issue by mobilizing the concepts and the most relevant theories surrounding the problem in question.
The dissertation fits perfectly within the stream of the Engaged Management Scholarship (Van de Ven, 2008) promoted by the EDBA Council (www.executivedba.org), the international organization that regroups the programs worldwide.