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The association of DBA’s (Doctorate in business administration) International Dubai Ranking™ aims to create an international ranking of academic research programs applied to business.

The objectives of the Dubai Ranking™ are as follows:

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Create a label and an international ranking of academic research applied to business (any doctoral training that creates bridges with the world of business)

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Show academic and executive excellency

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Link professional expertise and quality

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Create International networks and projects


50 – 100

DBAs ranked in 2020

150 – 350

DBAs ranked in 2021

350 – +++

DBAs ranked in 2022

Multiplicate by 2

Multiplication by 2 in 2025


Preliminary rules to organize the dba dubai ranking™: 

*Each candidate can represent only one DBA and must meet submission deadline

  • point  Location : Continents / Countries
  • point  Name of the doctorate program
  • point  School affiliated
  • point  Specializations
  • point  Name of the director
  • point  Date of creation (Starting from the first registration)
  • point  Number of female and male professors
  • point  Number of female and male students
  • point  Number of students in the 5 last years
  • point  Number of professors dedicated to the program
  • point  Does your institution or the program partner have an accreditation?
  • point  Number of CEO or owners among the DBA students in the total population of the program
  • point  Number of chairs of executive research dedicated to the DBA Program
  • point  Number of international locations where you can study in the DBA program
  • point  Number of academics and executive seminars organized
  • point  Number of publications published in academic papers
  • point  Amount of the tuition fees
  • point  Executive or Excellency scholarships available for students enrolling in
    the program
  • point  Offers of offline, part-time, and/or online programs (3 points)

For each indicator, candidates will provide pieces of evidence. For each indicator, there will be a grade that can variate either between 0 and 1 / 0 and 2 or 0 and 3 / 0 and 4. There will be a total calculated on 20/ Based on these data. A team will check the validity of the information and elaborate a ranking that will be transparently submitted and discussed by an international jury composed of an academic committee and a professional and international committee.


Global Presentation


The Dubai International Ranking™ Association is non-profit and consists of a Board of Directors and two committees:

  • point  Ms. Edith Chalhoub, DUBAI
  • point  Miss Shamina de Gonzaga, Executive manager, World council of people for the United Nations, USA
  • point  Mr. Didier Linotte, President of the Supreme Court of Monaco

Head of the Professional and International Committee

  • point  Ms. Edith Chalhoub, UAE
  • point  Mr. Didier Linotte, President of the Supreme Court of Monaco

Committee Members

  • point  Mr Joffrey Chartier, CEO Sabon cosmétique, IS
  • point  Mr Brice Fleuri, Director Government Business Thalès, CHINA
  • point  Mr Gregory Galy, former CEO of Fig and Olive, CEO Mila, USA
  • point  Mr Pierre Soued, Former CEO HAVAS middle east, USA
  • point  Miss Shamina de Gonzaga, Executive manager, World council of people for the United Nations, USA
  • point  Miss Rose Halabi, General manager, Michael Kors ME, DUBAI
  • point  Mr Joël Palix, former CEO of Clarins, FR
  • point  Mr Eric Torchet, CEO of Sagma Corp (licence Hermes, Lanvin, Graff aminities Middle East), DUBAI
  • point  Miss Sandrine Brooks Marketing director, Swarovski, DUBAI
  • point  Miss Michaela L. Walsh , Founder, Women’s World Banking, USA
  • point   Mr. Austin Berger, Senior Partner Price Waterhouse Cooper

Committee Members

  • point  Dr. Amang A Ngon, Professor at ESSEC, PhD in Marketing Management, ESSEC, University of Douala, Cameroon
  • point  Dr. Francis Guilbert, Honorary Professeur, University of Lille, former Director of IAE Lille and Vice-President of the University in charge of Business Relationships and Communication
  • point  Dr. Adam Hirsh, Ph D University of Yale, Professor USD, USA
  • point  Dr. Noreen O’Shea, Professor ESCP, IRL
  • point  Dr. Taryn Rose, CEO of enrico Cuini corp, USA
  • point  Prof. Zhang Yinjie, Professor of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, doctoral tutor, Ph.D. of Renmin / University of China, visiting scholar of Harvard, CHINA
  • point  Prof. XU Zhengchuan, Associate Professor of Management Institut of Fudan University; Ph.D., of McMaster University, Canada; Fudan University, CHINA
  • point  Prof. Sanjeev Chatterjee, Professor at the University of Miami
  • point  Dr. Thérèse Roux, associate professor, TUT University of Pretoria
  • point  Michael Copas, master’s degree in microbiology, Harvard University,former researcher in Microbiology at Harvard University



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