DBA Programs in Belgium

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A Doctorate of Business Administration is earned through a high-level and research-based academic program focused on the necessary knowledge required for elite academic or consulting careers. Programs are often composed of Business Theory, Research Design and Professional Development coursework in addition to independent study. 

Students who wish to earn a DBA, or Doctorate of Business Administration, must first have earned a Master in a related field. A DBA program can take about two to four years of study to receive, and graduating with a DBA indicates that students have become experts in their field.

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EDBA - Executive Doctor of Business Administration

United International Business Schools
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

The Executive DBA program is an advanced academic program for university graduates and working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of business and management. [+]

DBA Programs in Belgium 2017. Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. DBA-SPECIFIC COURSES Level 700 PGDBA701 - Advanced Organizational Behavior (5) PGDBA702 - Corporate Social Responsibility (5) PGDBA703 - Corporate Communication Strategies (5) PGDBA704 - Advanced International Economics (5) PGDBA705 - Global Leadership Styles (5) PGDBA706 - Global Business Development (5) PGDBA707 - Management Information Systems (5) PGDBA708 - Quantitative Research Methods (5) PGDBA709 - Strategic Decision-making (5) Advanced Cases in Business Studies (5) Level 800 PGD801 - Dissertation Proposal (5) PGD802 - Dissertation (10) Admission Because of the program’s flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available in October, November, January, February, April and May. Admission requirements - proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) - business-related Master degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Master degrees. Degrees with 60 European credits or 40 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Master degree or equivalent will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the postgraduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in courses from the graduate program. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Doctoral degree and who do not hold a business-related Master degree or equivalent will need to earn up to 60 + 60 credits. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their postgraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Postgraduate programs are an excellent choice for college and university graduates with several years of relevant work experience who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of business and management. Upon graduation, students mainly advance their careers with entry to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Others decide to launch a new business venture or join an existing family business. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

SBS Swiss Business School
Campus Part time 30 - 72 months

The Doctor of Business Administration program attempts to bring theory and practice to bear on decision making in complex organizations in order to help these institutions adapt to change and lay the foundations for long term survival. [+]

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) The mission of the institution is to educate individuals who will contribute to the management and leadership of global organizations. Welcome from the Academic Dean Many now hold to the proposition that the DBA is to the 21st century what the MBA was to the latter half of the 20th century. Without engaging in that debate it is certainly the case that work environments face challenges without historical precedent. Business and government leaders everywhere are confronted by novel situations for which past theories, practices and strategies do not seem to provide the answers. Change continues to accelerate and the impacts of globalisation, at once profound and subtle, affect all institutions and organisations. No longer can leaders be contented simply to apply knowledge, they must lead the generation of knowledge in their own organisations that informs practice and policy peculiar to their circumstances. In other words, business leaders today must be able to lead the conduct of work related research. This DBA is designed to equip candidates with this capability. The SBS International Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers an option for organisations and individuals looking to improve their business performance through the development of a superior capacity to investigate and resolve organisationally based, while designing and carrying out original research. It equips senior managers with the skills to apply current research methodology to issues of corporate concern and enhances candidates’ research and consultancy skills. We invite you to consider the many benefits the SBS DBA part-time program will provide for your career. Bert Wolfs, Ph.D. Academic Dean DBA vs PhD The DBA differs from a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) through its focus on practice, policy or strategy, within the context of the individual’s workplace. Both doctorates involve the development of substantial original work. However, a professional doctorate such as the DBA requires a different type of research development from that of the PhD. For a PhD, research needs to make a significant contribution to an area of knowledge. For the DBA, research needs to make a significant contribution to practice, policy or strategy. The research involved in the DBA is applicable to business issue(s) and is carried out in the context of professional practice. Features of our DBA PURPOSE The Doctor of Business Administration program attempts to bring theory and practice to bear on decision making in complex organizations in order to help these institutions adapt to change and lay the foundations for long term survival. OVERVIEW In the DBA program, industry and academic professionals build upon the master’s level core skills and knowledge to develop a higher level of competence in conducting applied research, in comprehension of theoretical and applied literature in a chosen business discipline, and in the attributes essential to university teaching. The DBA graduate will have developed critical knowledge and skills for success in college and university teaching, in service to the profession and the community, in future professional development, and in attaining credentials and skills essential to business consulting and management. The DBA degree program is designed to meet the special requirements of working academic and business professionals who have the motivation to expand their knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of modern organizations. The program is designed to serve the needs of capable students, regardless of their concentration. Doctoral studies are designed to permit busy professionals to balance the demands of career and family. Students meet the program’s requirements by completing courses, during weekends, and online work. key reasons why you should consider the SBS DBA There could be many reasons why you are contemplating taking on an international DBA program. Perhaps it has always been your dream to reach the pinnacle of tertiary education. It could be the challenge of conducting indepth research in an area you are passionate about, plus the satisfaction of contributing to the world of knowledge and professional practice. Perhaps your quest is for personal development and career advancement. Whatever your reasons, taking on the challenge of a world-class doctorate program is possibly one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Here are several key reasons why the SBS International DBA is a winning program. SBS’s reputation SBS has a reputation for excellence in management and business education. The DBA program at SBS is double accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), recognized by the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Our professors are leaders in research and practice, allowing our participants to excel in the various topic areas. SBS has strong links with industry through its collaborative research links. Effective Learning Resources A key ingredient for successful learning at Doctoral level is the availability and access to information. SBS’s extensive learning package consists of textbooks, electronic readings, research papers and guidebooks. In addition, you can make full use of SBS’s vast library resources including its massive online databases for instant access to thousands of full text journals, research papers, abstracts, conference proceedings and news articles. These online resources facilities are reputed to be among the world’s best. Impressive Learning Outcomes The end result of going through this rigorous DBA means you develop not only cutting-edge knowledge and expertise, but you could also establish sound capabilities in management consulting, in-company action research as well as, academic research leading to publication of work in internationally acclaimed refereed journals. Candidates are assessed by 50% course work and 50% research work. Flexibility The program can take a minimum of 2.5 years to complete but a maximum duration of up to six years may be allowed. With coursework delivered over weekends you can continue to work in a full-time job. Course workshops are time tabled in advance every two months. So you can schedule them into your calendar. Time flexibility – a vital feature that busy professionals truly appreciate. Program Structure The Doctor of Business Administration is an integrated coursework and research program that may be completed in a minimum of two and a half years. The coursework component consists of the first year. Courses are conducted in the classroom in an intensive workshop model with face-to-face contact. All courses are assessed by written assignment. The transition between the coursework phase and the research phase is by the candidate satisfactorily completing the set of assessed Research Proposals (one for each research project). On satisfactory completion of the coursework units that are scheduled over the first year, candidates enter the research phase where they undertake individual, supervised research projects. The output of each research project is a research paper of publishable style and quality.The portfolio of research papers is submitted for external examination. DBA Admissions Requirements Applicants seeking admission to the DBA program shall normally hold: An MBA degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or equivalent; or Where other masters degree level qualifications are held, applicants may be asked to complete a prescribed bridging program (normally designated courses from an MBA program); or an appropriate honours degree or bachelor degree with honours of at least 2A standard from an approved university or equivalent higher education institution; and Substantial (no less than five years) experience at executive/management level. All DBA candidates must be able to demonstrate their education and/or professional performance to undertake research at a doctoral level. They should be able to show success in their career to date and document how the DBA program fits into their personal or career plans for the future. All DBA applicants must submit a 1,000 word outline of their proposed research topic/ idea as part of their admission application submission. All DBA candidates must have a sound command of English language, spoken & written, as evidenced by the criteria: Having completed a Masters degree in English; or Submit proof of having achieved a TOEFL score of minimum 90. The final decision concerning the eligibility, acceptability of qualifications and research areas for the DBA Program rest with SBS Swiss Business School. All applicants must have Email/ Internet access throughout the program. DBA Program Structure, Academic Year 2016 - 2019 Year 1 (September 2016 - October 2017) Semester 1 (September 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017) Semester 2 (April 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017) Year 2 (November 2017 - October 2018) Semester 3 (November 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018) Semester 4 (May 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018) Year 3 (November 2018 - April 2019) Semester 5 Doctoral research [-]