Our Vision and Mission

  • Mission of the Program
    • The mission of the DBA program is to provide business executives and practitioners with advanced set of competencies and research skills, allowing them to produce context-specific superior solutions to business challenges. This goal is a​ccomplished by equipping participants with unique and field-tested research methodology in Socio-Economic Management and coupled with integrated qualitative and quantitative research tools. . This is done through a synergetic cooperation​ between the University of Balamand, Lebanon and Universite’ Jean Moulin, France.

  • Aims
    • Enable participants to contribute to both theory and practice in the fields of business and management
    • Enable participants to interact with professional practice and to contribute to professional knowledge
    • Equip participants with the necessary skills to build research models and develop testable hypotheses
    • Demonstrate mastery of quantitative and qualitative research methods specifically oriented to applied research
    • Demonstrate the ability to disseminate evidence-based management practice through identifying and communicating to audiences within an academic and a practice-based setting.

  • Learning Outcomes
    • Upon Completion of the DBA program, participants will be able to: 
      • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced theoretically grounded and methodologically sound research skills that provide the foundation for impactful, practice-focused research
      • Formulate new solutions to interdisciplinary research questions that are relevant to practice
      • Synthesize relevant theory and past research in a given business area
      • Apply social science theories from organizational behavior and management to analyze complex, applied business problems
      • Apply, analyze, and advance theory, models and methods in new and practice-relevant contexts
      • Build research models and develop testable hypotheses
      • Integrate qualitative or quantitative research methods to provide solutions to original research questions
      • Compose an original research manuscript suitable for publication and/or presentation in practice-based journals and conference proceedings
      • Illustrate the impact of research findings to fellow students of business, corporate constituents and practitioners
      • Communicate and defend original research ideas and findings orally through a formal research presentation
      • Translate complex research findings into actionable guidelines for management
      • Synthesize research findings into a Thesis of the doctorate caliber.
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