EDBA - Executive Doctor of Business Administration

United International Business Schools

Program Description

EDBA - Executive Doctor of Business Administration

United International Business Schools

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. The school’s international makeup provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research in-depth with an emphasis on globalization and international business.

Doctoral programs consist of 60 European credits and take 2 academic years of 9 months of studies to complete (up to 6 quarters). Total contact hours amount to 320. Courses and seminars are scheduled in an intensive seminar format on a bi-quarterly basis from Monday to Friday, between 9am at the earliest and 9pm at the latest.

Program duration

Doctoral programs consist of 60 European credits and take 2 academic years of 9 months of studies to complete (up to 6 quarters). Total contact hours amount to 320. Courses and seminars are scheduled in an intensive seminar format on a bi-quarterly basis from Monday to Friday, between 9am at the earliest and 9pm at the latest.

Program structure

Students are required to complete 3 main program modules. Module 1 lays the foundation of the doctoral program, module 2 consists of hands-on teaching experience and a research methodology course, and module 3 consists of the dissertation proposal and the dissertation. Several courses are offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. Fostering inter-campus exchanges and networking, students are given the option to join seminar courses also at different campus locations.

Module 1: the Core Courses Program (30 credits)

  • PGCCDBA110 Quantitative Methods for Business (5)
    PGCCDBA120 Management Information Systems (5)
  • PGCCDBA130 Business Communication (5)
  • PGCCDBA140 Advanced Sociology (5)
  • PGCCDBA150 Advanced Psychology (5)
  • PGCCDBA160 Specialization Course (5)

Module 2: the Scientific Research Program (15 credits)

  • PGCCDBA210 Integrating Global Perspectives on Instruction and Learning (5)
  • PGSRDBA210 Conducting Seminars & Workshops (5)
  • PGSRDBA220 Research Methodology (5)


Module 3: the Thesis and Dissertation Program (15 credits)

  • PGTDDBA310 Dissertation Proposal (5)
  • PGTDDBA320 Dissertation (10)

Admission

For admission, students are required to have obtained a business-related Master degree (or equivalent, or higher), to have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience and be proficient in English. When applying, please adhere to the application procedures and guidelines.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 23, 2016
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