CBA is designed as a continuous professional training course provided in English language.
Doing the CBA will provide rock solid business acumen, completing PhD shared skills with hard and soft valuable knowledges in :
- Accounting and finance
- Competitive strategy
- Project management
- Team work
- Stress, conflict management and assertiveness
- Corporate ethic.
Additionally, this program offers a chance to build a network of professional contacts. Trainers intend the CBA as an intense and fun experience.
CBA is a two stage process. Ideally, CFDIP recommends PhD students to follow the first step during their second year (D2) and the second step in their third year (D3).
The first step is a 7 days session, hold late June – early July. The second step is a 5 days session hold in February of the following year. Prior each session, students will have to deliver a pre work.
The first session offer the opportunity to get trained with CAPSIM Inc. Business Simulator providing an unforgettable learning experience. The second session will give to the students the chance to be intensively challenged to high flying consultants, trainers, business executives and formers PhD students.
Certificate in Business Administration from a performative point of view :
« My name is Giulio, I’m a PhD student in performance studies in Paris 3 university. 3 years ago I founded my own theatre company, for which I’m working as a director and dramaturge. I had no leadership experience before, so I’m learning by doing: managing people and projects, organising the work, planning, communicating… Slowly, I’m developing these skills, together with my associates. But there is a whole part that is still Chinese to me: financing, fund raising and selling.. This one week of CBA experience pointed out useful information to me. In one hand, it made me aware of the skills I’m developing by leading my theatre company. In fact, by working in team with the other members of the CBA group I realized that communication could be nowadays one of my best skills. This doesn’t mean I do not have to improve it, on the contrary: as I like it, it’s a field that I could develop even outside my company, in other domains. On the other hand, CBA showed me that some skills I don’t have are fundamental to lead a company: this means that, to make my company efficient, I should find people who could deal with those skills. In the end, the most important lesson of this CBA session is for me the team work: how to deal with it, organise and share tasks, take advantages of all the different competences in the group. I was lucky to have skilled partners, who work in completely different fields than mine, and still find a synergy between us. I would like to thank all the organisers: you have a done a very good job. I guess will really see the results in the future. »
Giulio Boato (Université Paris 3 La Sorbonne).