Webinar: Designing & Executing World-Class DBA Program

Designing & Executing World-Class DBA Program

Dr. Lars Mathiassen, Georgia State University, US
Dr. Jorge Carneiro, FGV, Brazil
Dr. Timothy Devinney, University of Manchester, UK

Webinar Jointly Organized by AIB Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group and
Georgia State University CIBER


Maintaining rigorous and relevance of their educations are among the two top priorities of business schools. One potential way to achieve these goals is to design and execute a successful DBA program. DBA programs allow business professionals to achieve a doctorate degree while working full-time. These interdisciplinary doctorates emphasize application of rigorous research to solve practical business problems, Moreover, they allow their graduates to continue and grow their professional career and to shift into a part-time or full-time academic career.

Join us to discuss the secrets of how to design and maintain top quality global DBA programs. Three wonderful speakers from three continents will share the best practices of the DBA programs they manage.


Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the differences (in terms of goals, target students, program management, learning outcomes, and outputs) between DBA and PhD programs
  • Understanding the similarities and differences of the highest-quality DBA programs around the globe; learning about the essential features of successful DBA programs
  • Comprehending benefits and opportunities of a high-profile DBA program in the educational institution
  • Envisioning potential challenges when maintaining top quality and attractiveness of a DBA program


Thursday, July 15, 2021

11:00AM – 12:30PM EST


About the Speakers

Lars Mathiassen - J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Dr. Lars Mathiassen
GRA Eminent Scholar, Professor, Co-founder of Center for Digital Innovation
Georgia State University, US
Lars Mathiassen ([email protected]) is Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor at the Computer Information Systems Department at Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. His research focuses on digital innovation, health informatics, and IT development & management. Dr. Mathiassen has published extensively in leading academic journals, including Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Studies and many others. Dr. Mathiassen founded the RCB DBA program in 2008 and he serves as the program’s Academic Director.


Jorge Carneiro - 45th EIBA Annual Conference 2019

Dr. Jorge Carneiro
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business
FGV, Brazil
Associate professor of strategy and international business, FGV EAESP. PhD in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Representative of Brazil on the boards of AIB-LAC (2018-2021), EIBA (2011-2016) and BALAS (2009-2014). Co-chair of EIBA 2015 conference and program chair of AIB-LAC 2017 conference. Chair of the Strategy Division of ANPAD – the Brazilian Academy of Management (2015-2017). Member of the Strategic Committee of Corporate Governance of Amcham Brasil. Carneiro is forthcoming editor-in-chief of Revista de Administração de Empresas and currently as senior editor of International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, and Brazilian Administration Review; and has served as senior editor of International Journal of Emerging Markets and editor-in-chief of Brazilian Administration Review. Carneiro accumulated 16 years of professional experience, in particular in the oil & gas industry and in digital companies, having worked in strategic planning, new product development, international expansion and investment assessment.


Dr. Timothy Devinney
Professor, Chair of International Business at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, UK
Timothy Devinney (BSc CMU; MA, MBA, PhD Chicago) is Chair and Professor of International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School. He is also the Director of the DBA programme and the A/Dean (International). He has held positions at U. Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Leeds and been a visitor at many other universities across the globe. He has published 12+ books and 100+ articles in leading journals. He served as an editor and associate editor of a number of journals and book series and sits on the ERB of more than a dozen journals. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts, Academy of International Business, the European International Business Academy, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Awardee and Fellow. He has served on the executive of a number of academic associations (AOM, SMS, EIBA, ANZAM) as well as university, corporate and charity boards. He regularly consults with major corporations across the globe.