About PDBA Program
The Philanthropy Doctor of Business
Administration (PDBA) is a joint doctoral program created by CGPI and the
Audencia Nantes School of Management. It is the first CGPI degree program that
combines business management with philanthropy.
- A global learning platform
connecting East and West, offered in partnership with internationally renowned
- Time honored business training integrated
with innovative philanthropy practices
- World-class faculty offering forward-looking,
innovative curricula and academic support
- The PDBA curriculum focuses on
doctoral level courses and thesis development.
- Core courses include four modules of,
1) management research; 2) business strategy; 3)innovation and change; and 4) philanthropy.
- Thesis development involves six
thesis research workshops and four thesis writing nodes.
- Practical courses and mobile
classrooms will be interspersed at different course stages as elective courses.
- The course focuses on research
methods and management discipline discussions. At the end of the first academic
year, students must have developed their research plan. Their thesis must be
completed and defended by the end of the third academic year.
- Three-year, part-time program
- Taught in Chinese.
Some lectures are in English
with simultaneous interpretation into Chinese
- Classes are held primarily in
Beijing, Shenzhen and Nantes (France). Other China-based and overseas learning
may also occur.
- Awarding a DBA degree
- Hold at minimum a master’s degree or have
completed the CGPI EMP course
- Have at least 5 years of work experience in a
position with significant organizational responsibility, including managerial
Audencia Business School is amongst the
1% of European business schools in France.
Founded in Nantes in
1900, Audencia – from the Latin audientia, meaning “listening”, and audacia,
meaning “daring” – was first accredited by EQUIS in 1998, and now holds all top
international academic accreditations – AACSB and AMBA.
Audencia Business School is known globally for education and research
in the fields of business and management.
In 2004, Audencia
joined the UN initiative uniting companies, the business world and civil
society around 10 universal principles for labour and environmental standards
and human rights. Audencia Business School was the first business school in
France to join the Global Compact.