Engaged Scholarship

Our Council centers on terminal, doctoral degrees designed for working executives. The Executive DBA Council encourages an engaged scholarship research approach that focuses on topics at the intersection of theory and contemporary business issues.
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About the Council


Our council seeks to be a forum for students, alumni, faculty and administration of planned and active executive doctoral programs.
In addition to our online presence, our annual international conference serves as our main venue for collaboration on action research, program management and thought leadership.
EMS Conferences


It is the aim of the Executive DBA Council to provide outstanding networking and educational opportunities for professionals.
We serve as the primary point of contact and information source for program directors, academic directors, faculty, administrators, students, prospective students and alumni.
About the Council
The mission of the Executive DBA Council is to foster excellence and innovation in executive doctoral degree programs worldwide. This entails finding and maintaining the proper balance between rigor and relevance to produce research that matters in contemporary management practice.
The Executive DBA Council encourages building an international community of engaged management in order to bring lived experiences to life for all those who wish to engage in practice based scholarship.
Dr. Philip A. Cola, EDBAC President