Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA)

The Executive Doctorate In Business Administration is the most advanced business degree.  The EDBA is a practical combination of strong academic content, coupled with advanced business strategies and solutions.  The EDBA is ideal for individuals on a high corporate level who wish to acquire an extensive academic and industry related exposure.  You will be actively involved in academic research, socio–economic ideas and business interests.  Some may find it very suitable for giving their career a more academic direction.

On successful completion of the EDBA program students will be able to:

  • apply relevant theoretical knowledge to contemporary business problems;

  • critique contemporary organizational practice in the light of relevant theory;

  • explain the principles of, and apply, a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods frequently used in business research;

  • determine and apply appropriate research methods to business management problems;

  • critically evaluate business research studies in order to assess their quality and applicability in improving the effective handling of business management problems;

  • acquire and utilize knowledge of behavioral, policy and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of their own organizations;

  • identify, analyze and evaluate internal and external environmental influences on organizations in order to develop strategic plans for the management of change and development;

  • demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills relevant to business; and

  • link the educational experience directly with their own workplace experience.



The HEC Liège Executive School, Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program shall be completed by coursework and thesis.  Participants are required to complete the following stages:


THE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH                                                                      

1 research methodology course

2 – 3 thematic courses or seminars (online or face to face course)

Research conferences (30 points to accumulate)

On-going individual tutoring (online reporting)

Choice of research topic and tutor

Beginning of literature review


THE BUILDING OF A RESEARCH PROJECT                                                            

1 research methodology course

2 – 3 thematic courses or seminars (online or face to face course)

Research conferences (30 points to accumulate)

On-going individual tutoring (online reporting)

End of literature review

Research project development


THE IMPLEMENTATION                                                                                          

Fieldwork and dissertation writing

1 thesis workshop

Research conferences (40 points to accumulate)

On-going individual tutoring (online reporting)

Written dissertation (may be in Chinese with executive summary in English)

Oral defence and presentation

Microeconomic Theory

A comprehensive course in economic theory designed for doctoral students. Topics include consumption, production, behavior toward risk, markets, and general equilibrium theory. Also looks at applications to policy analysis, business decisions, industrial organization, finance, and the legal system.

Design & Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences

A second course in applied biostatistical methods with an emphasis on regression methods commonly used in the health sciences. The focus is on linear regression and ANOVA. Integrated with use of computer statistical packages.

Design & Implementation of Health Surveys

Introduction to health survey methods, with public health applications.

Research Methods in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Social science research methods emphasizing methods used to assess the dimensions of health‐relevant behaviors and community‐based prevention research.

Approaches to Health Services Research

Overview of the field of health services research and the role of health services research in improving health care delivery.

HEC Liège Executive School welcomes qualified applicants with no discrimination towards their gender, age, cultural, ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds. Distance learning candidates are admitted on a continuous basis. (i.e. continuous enrolment).

Admission at HEC Liège sets minimum criteria which have been designed to identify applicants who have sound academic potential and who show creativity, critical thinking, social and moral values, evidence of English language proficiency and strong motivation.

Successful applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have a high level professional experience of at least 10 years

  • Hold a MBA or an equivalent degree

  • Have a high level position as a manager or a CEO (full time)

  • Master English