HEC Liège Executive Education, Management School

Liege Universite’

Liege, Belgium

Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA)

About the University

The University of Liège (ULiège), in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium, is a major public university in the French Community of Belgium. As of 2016, ULiège is ranked in the #251–300 category worldwide according to Times Higher Education, 265nd by QS World University Rankings, and between the 205th and 300th place by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. More than 2000 people, academics, scientists and technicians, are involved in research of a wide variety of subjects from basic research to applied research. Learn More >>

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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.

Program Curriculum

Core Courses

The Research Methods course is divided in two parts, which will provide participants with a solid foundation and valid frameworks to accomplish their research goals.

The first part of the course examines two methods of approaching research, namely qualitative research and behavioral research. Topics covered include the criteria for valid and reliable research, the advantages and disadvantages of different research strategies, electronic and paper tools for searching literature, research methods - observational, survey, experimental, general writing techniques, writing style, data analysis, and data presentation.

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Advanced Courses

This module is an analysis of financial structures and the evaluation of the underlying real assets; global strategic planning and controlling; corporate governance structures; legal matters and global tax structures; international corporate policy formulation; international money and banking. Topics further include capital structure, executive compensation, diversification and restructuring, bankruptcy, venture and private equity.

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Dissertation and Defense

An original, academic written product of the systematic study of a significant problem that follows a coherent methodology, independent research and comprehensive thinking. An appropriate organization and documentation is part of it. A supervisor( typically a local partner faculty member) accompanies and discusses the student's work, closely checks the progress and takes on academic responsibility.

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Program Admission

HEC Liège Executive Education 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.Learn More >>