Doctoral Studies

About the School of Advanced Studies

Enhance your leadership skills by Enrolling in the School of Advanced Studies at University Djagora, and you will refine your skills as a researcher and build theoretical knowledge.

We offer online doctoral programs to professionals Who not only want to make a social contribution to Meaningful Their Communities, Grow Their career goal, and influences change In Their fields through scholarly research. With a combination of theory and practical experience, thesis programs enable students to Enhance Their knowledge base and build skills as a scholar.

Our single educational model allows students to Collaborate with doctoral faculty and like-minded professionals from across the globe, online and through in-person residencies. Together, you will focus on real problems and come up with solutions using research and reflective dialogue.

Learn more about our admission requirements, explores our degree programs (listed below), Then speak with an Enrollment Representative by calling +221 33 864 29 64 Who can help you get started.

The Doctoral Experience

All School of Advanced Studies Programs [/ code]

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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Educational Technology
Educational Specialist [/ column]
[column] Business & Management
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Information Systems and Technology [/ column] [column]
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  • Group discussions: In doctoral online group discussions, your posts doctoral faculty member in-depth, thought-provoking issues require That you and your fellow students to interact and Provide real insights based on research That centers on current industry challenges.
  • Essay: As share of your doctoral program, you will be required to Complete original research in your area of study. To complete your dissertation, we help to match you with a Dissertation Chair in your field of study Who will guide you through the dissertation integrated model. This model allows you to begin working on your dissertation in your first year, Then Investigate, research and write your dissertation Throughout the rest of your degree program.
  • Residencies: Doctoral residencies Provide Opportunities to network with you and study with professionals in your field, and learn a variety of topics in a happy face-to-face environment and get detailed guidance as you prepare to write your essay. Your residency est tailored to Where You Are in your doctoral program and doctoral program in qui you are Enrolled. Once you begin your residency, you will-have an opportunity to practice your group research and presentation skills.
  • Research Centers: Throughout your program, you will-have the opportunity to engage in our Research Centers - scholarly Communities of faculty, students, and graduates in your field Who share research interests. These Communities help students and faculty learn about the latest research efforts, identify major research topics in the field, and build research relationships. With multiple Research Centers Focused on Education, Health, and Business / Management, we think you will be excited by the research happening at the School of Advanced Studies. 


Doctoral School of Economics, Management and Sociology  (EDEMES) 


  1. Identity of the graduate school
  2. the graduate school research units
  3. Scientists and professional goals of the graduate school
  4. The scientific backing of the graduate school
  5. Organization and Governance
  6. Recruitment Policy PhD
  7. scientific and international policy


  1. Number and list of registered PhD students
  2. Defended theses, list of graduates by years
  3. managerial potential of the ED

Bearer Establishment  : Djagora University

Title of ED  : Doctoral School of Economics, Management and Sociology

Director of the Doctoral School  : Laurence Lecoeuvre

Body and grade  : university professor and HDR

E-mail  :

Deputy Director of the Doctoral School  : Omero MARONGIU-Perria

Body and grade  : PhD

E-mail  :

Details ED has stands administrative  :

Domains and subdomains AERES  :

Science  : SHS

Subject areas  : economics, management, management, anthropology and ethnology, sociology and demography, geography, urban planning

Co-acrédités Institutions  : none


EDEMES-dju The relies on four research units:

- UR health care and community;

- UR education policies & training;

- UR economic development & CSR;

- UR Leadership & Organisational Management.


The main objective of the EDEMES is to coordinate the research activities of its four research units, to support doctoral students in achieving their thesis, ensuring the high scientific level of research produced. The EDEMES accompanies future academic or professional integration of PhD students. The doctoral thesis sign a charter that details the modalities of support and mutual responsibilities of the PhD student and the graduate school.

The organization and operation of the EDEMES

The EDEMES checks before registration of the doctoral student, his thesis project is part of the activities of one of the research units of the graduate school, and the student can benefit from effective supervision by (e) Director (trice) thesis, entitled to direct research. To make more efficient the efficient supervision of doctoral students, the graduate school favors collective leadership under the authority of the supervisor, with the involvement of non-HDR but doctors specialized in the subject area in which the enrolled PhD thesis project. Fixed a graduate school mentoring quota of five PhD students, at most, to a supervisor. Similarly, EDEMES enrolled immediately in an international dimension, emphasizing the theses written in French and English and the co-supervision. The graduate school considers that the requirement of effectiveness must lead the student to enter his thesis project in the standards in force, namely three years, with a derogatory year maximum.

The EDEMES works in the professional integration of the future doctor in helping to develop its visibility in the academic field through publications and communications to national and international levels. The PhD student also benefits from the doctoral board, from support to thinking about his post-doctoral professional project.

The doctoral school board

the graduate school of the board has, from the outset, an international dimension; it combines advanced researchers, recognized worldwide, in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States. The Board meets at least once a quarter via the Skype interface, to deliberate on the guidelines, current affairs and the evolution of theses projects. It validates the recruitment of doctoral students. For its operation, the EDEMES relies on the directors of research units. All research units are informed of projects and theses under PhD candidates inscriptions. The directors of research units prepare their side, records doctoral candidates that are presented in the doctoral school board.

Seminars to doctoral students

The doctoral school follows strictly the credit system of PhD. As such, to doctoral seminars are held monthly and are subject to attendance control. These seminars are interdisciplinary; backed by a strong theoretical base, and a research approach respecting the high level of academic research, they open a horizon on the various disciplines of social sciences.

During the seminars, doctoral students are required to present their research work in progress, in particular in order to benefit from the critical faculty and their doctoral colleagues.


The backing

The EDEMES is a multidisciplinary graduate school and international dimension. It is backed Djagora University on the Dakar site, where its premises and hence are located from the majority of its PhD students.

At 1 st April 2016, the EDEMES created four research units, she scored 03 doctoral students. The graduate school is based on a total of xxx researchers and lecturers qualified to conduct research as well as xxxx researchers and specialized faculty in thematic worn by four research units.

The future goal is to integrate the graduate school to a doctoral college to develop a momentum for the sub-region and beyond, to all West African countries.

The thematic scope of the EDEMES

The constituent disciplines EDEMES are economics, management, management, anthropology and ethnology, sociology, demography, geography, planning and development. Sociology and management are the dominant activity of the graduate school. The disciplinary diversity is part of an overall scientific coherence that results in terms of methodological tools; PhD students use both qualitative and quantitative tools of the social sciences to conduct their thesis. Thesis projects also often include questions that require the mobilization of transversal themes, but that revolve around sociological base or management of the base. The consistency of the graduate school is also reflected in the division of research units working on each of one or more specific axes.

The partnership with other graduate schools

There is not, at present, of partnership between the Senegalese EDEMES and other graduate schools. This is a goal that EDEMES wants to achieve before the end of 2017.


 Board composition of the doctoral school

The school board is being installed at the end of the academic year 2016-2017, it will be composed as follows:

Representatives of research units:

  1.  director of the health research unit, care and community;
  2.  Director of the research unit economic development and CSR;
  3.  Unit Director of Education Policy Research and Training;
  4.  Director of the research unit leadership & management organizations;
  5.  Dean of Graduate Studies EDEMES;

6 administrative staff representative:

  1. representative of PhD students elected by their peers:

External members:

  1. SKEMA Business School, France
  2. University of Lille 2, Lille, France
  3. University Hassan 1 st , Settat, Morocco
  4. Ivy Tech University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Operating procedures of the Board

The EDEMES aims to select doctoral candidates, determining its budget and the use of it, and develop doctoral training. The board meets once every six months at least, with an anticipated quarterly basis, on an agenda known in advance. Each meeting is the subject of a report. Representatives of doctoral students prepare a report for information on these meetings, they broadcast to all PhD students.

Resources made available to the Doctoral School


The EDEMES does not have, to date, to specific operating budget. Its business is directly affected on the overall budget of Djagora University. The objective that the Graduate School wishes to achieve is to have a specific budget for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Local :

The EDEMES holds its local headquarters of Djagora University. It offers a meeting space and infrastructure present in the premises.


The EDEMES has, at present, the secretariat of Djagora University. The current volume of PhD students and activity does not need to create a specific secretariat.

Platz-dematerialized form:

The EDEMES hopes to reach the establishment, in the 2016-2017 academic year, a platform of all theses in progress and scientific productions of doctoral students and researchers.

internal and external communication (website, mailing list, etc.)

The EDEMES is not provided, at this time, a dedicated website, it is a goal that has been set in connection with the creation of a cloud platform. EDEMES The secretariat shall forward the information to doctoral students and supervisors by email. A billboard is also used at the entrance of the premises on the ground floor.


Political establishment for choosing thesis topics

Doctoral students are divided into the various research units of the EDEMES. For recruitment of future doctoral candidates, the EDEMES sets up a validation system privileging the quality of the thesis on the amount of doctoral students. The EDEMES articulate potential thesis topics and public and private funding; the objective is to ensure the graduate school and doctoral students a freedom in the conduct of research work without being subject to constraints on the part of potential funders, the content of the research work.

theses Funding Policy

At present, there are no theses financing policy within the EDEMES. The aim is to achieve finance at least half of new theses to a three-year horizon.

Home PhD

For registration, EDEMES considers avant-all agreement (s) Director (trice) thesis belonging to one of the research units of the graduate school, or associated therewith (e ), this is an essential condition of the registration process. The future doctoral folder then passes through the circuit of the research unit, leading to the director of the graduate school. Administrative registration of the student is carried out by the secretariat of the EDEMES.


Scientific backing of ED (thematic scope of research units involved in the ED, ED and interactions between these units, scientific missions ED)

Research units and thematic

- UR health care and community;

- UR education policies & training;

- UR economic development & CSR;

- UR Leadership & Organisational Management. 

Investment research units in the operation of the ED

Investment research units in the operation of the graduate school is done through representatives of research units EDEMES the council. Research units also offer training seminars in graduate school. PhD student supervision results in seminars and study days within research units or joint seminars of the graduate school, during which doctoral students can present their work.

Organization of scientific conferences by / for PhD students

Doctoral students can propose thematic or methodological study days as part of their research units.

Opening the national and international levels (theses co-supervised and / or co-guardianship, mobility and PhD students)

The EDEMES favors theses co-supervised, with at least one (e) Director (trice) in a foreign country to research units.


  1. Number and list of doctoral students by research unit


Saliou KANE, Dakar


Rachid MUSTAFI, Nantes-Kuala Lumpur



Joan White, USA

  1. Defended theses, list of graduates by years

The first defenses are planned for the second half of 2017.

  1. managerial potential of the ED

international body of supervisors


. Prof. Dr. Frank Anbari , PhD, HDR, PMP, Director of Project Management Programs, Drexel University, USA;

Professor Laurence LECOEUVRE. , PhD, HDR Asociate Dean in Charge of the Doctoral programs, Head of Management of Projects, Information Systems and Supply Chains Department; and Director of the PhD / DBA in Programme and Project Management, Skema Business School, France;

Pr. Dr. Azhar Mansur Khan , HDR, PhD, MS in Engineering, MS in Project Economics, BS in Engineering, Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Program / Project Management and Emotional Intelligence, Pakistan (PMP Training, Project Financing, Production Operations Management);

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi TANAKA. HDR, PhD, Professor, National President, Project Management Association of Japan (JPOI), Japan;

Prof. Dr. J. Rodney Turner,. DPhil, HDR, Professor, SKEMA, Adjunct Professor, Henley Management College, UK.

Pr. Dr. Terry Williams, PhD, HDR, Professor of Management Science, University of Southampton, UK. ;


Pr. Louise E. ALVAREZ, PhD, Project Operations Management (Washington, USA);

Dr. Mehran Azaran, PhD, Consultant Systems Engineering etQualité, France, Iran;

Pr. Georges CASTEL , PhD, Trading & Markets Financial Director ESLSCA Studies, Director POLE TRADING, Trading & Finance Management dA 'ctive (Paris, France);

Dr Ravikiran DWIVEDULA , PhD, MBA, Asst. Professor of HRM, IBS Hyderabad, India;

Dr. Edward Hoffman, PhD, Director, Academy of Program and Project Leadership, NASA, USA;

Pr. C Lambridis , PhD, Project International Cross-Cultural Communications (Paris, France);

Dr. Omero MARONGIU-Perria , PhD, ethnicity & religion (University of Lille I, France), Six Sigma Green Belt;

Pr. Steven J. RICKS, PhD, Project Leadership & Communication, (Washington, USA);

Dr. Mahamouda SALOUHOU , PhD (France, ECLEE Director, Leaderships For Managers;

Dr. Aliou SAWARE , Doctor of Law, Expert in PPP (Public Private Partnerships);

Dr. Sandra Walker, PhD, MS, Consultant, Media Training, Trainer, Communication Training Ltd, UK;

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