Global Projects


AACSB & EDAMBA Collaboration

AACSB and EDAMBA, the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration have partnered to take a deeper look into the variability, innovations and strategic shifts occurring within global business doctoral programs. The study stems from EDAMBA and AACSB interest in continuing to explore quality doctoral education and better understanding the importance of doctoral education to local, regional and global impact on higher education, the economy, and society.

This study represents the first time either organization has embarked on a global landscape scan of business doctoral programs.

Two surveys, AACSB-EDAMBA Survey on Doctoral Programs for programme directors conducted end of 2019 and a survey for Doctoral candidates of both PhD and DBA programmes conducted beginning 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic were aimed on better understanding the diversity, trends, and innovation occurring in business school doctoral programs around the world.

With the major disruption worldwide with the Coronavirus Pandemic, we conducted a series of interviews with programme directors to better understand trends in business doctoral education, as well as recent impacts to delivery, positioning, and strategic planning due to the COVD-19 pandemic.

EDAMBA , a member of EQUAL

The EQUAL guidelines for doctoral programmes have been developed in conformance with the ‘Salzburg Principles’ and also build on the ‘European Code of Practice for Doctoral Studies in Management and Business’ jointly developed by the European Doctoral programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). They are also aligned with international accreditation criteria, for instance defined by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)


EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through the development and implementation of three activity pillars:

  • 1. The Annual Meeting
  • 2. The Summer Research Academy
  • 3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaborations across networks
  • 1. European Code of Practice
  • 2. EQUAL
  • 3. AACSB