DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

A doctoral degree is not only a very high scientific achievement, and an often even higher personal milestone, but also a smart and sustainable investment in one‘s professional future. With the DBA offered by Munich Business School (MBS) in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), students can boost their academic or business careers in an international and flexible setting that doesn‘t require them to put their professional careers on hold.

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration at a Glance






48 months




International modules at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)


  • Master's degree in business, management or a related area
  • Preferably 5 years of managerial experience


€ 36,000


The Doctor of Business Administration program at Munich Business School in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University is officially approved by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts.

About the DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

The DBA is a research-based doctorate ideal for those who are enthusiastic about learning and who want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed in their specialism. Studying for a business doctorate allows you to develop evidence-based research and a full doctoral thesis, equivalent to a PhD, whilst continuing to pursue a career as a senior professional or manager.

The DBA program of Munich Business School and Sheffield Hallam University gives you the opportunity to discuss key substantive topics that reflect research and advances in organizational and business knowledge. Furthermore, you will be guided through each step of developing, planning and managing your doctoral research project.

The DBA program of Munich Business School is the first and only DBA program in Bavaria for which the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts have officially approved the execution of study programs and conduction of university examinations according to article 86 paragraph 1 of the BayHSchG (Bavarian University Law).

5 Reasons for the DBA

  1. International Degree
    The Doctor of Business Administration, DBA, represents a highly respected academic degree which can open doors into and within the international business world. Upon successful completion, DBA graduates can also use the German title "Dr.".

High Quality and Recognition
The DBA of MBS and SBS is a widely recognized doctoral program whose participants benefit from the outstanding quality of research and education in both universities. Flexible Setting
Due to its flexible setting, the DBA allows its participants to pursue a doctoral degree without having to put their careers on hold. Structured Program
The DBA of MBS and SBS is based on a highly efficient modular system and a program structure designed to facilitate progress and results. Strong Partners
Munich Business School and Sheffield Hallam University are both internationally-renowned universities forming a team of strong and well-connected partners.

DBA - Our Partner Sheffield Hallam University

Munich Business School offers the part-time DBA program in collaboration with Sheffield Business School (SBS), one of the main faculties at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in Sheffield, UK. SHU is renowned for its modern facilities, dynamic approach to teaching and learning and high levels of student support. With 34,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide and 3,000 staff members, it is one of the UK’s largest and most progressive universities. Benefit from the £100 million which SHU has invested in state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities with a further £70 million to be invested over the next two years.

Sheffield Hallam research programme was ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities in the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The e-learning system at SHU is one of the most extensive and advanced in the country, providing access to resources and support when and where you need them. A resource-packed learning center with excellent IT facilities which are open 24 hours a day, every week of the year.

Sheffield Business School has a national and international reputation for delivering postgraduate and professional management development programs. With over thirty years of experience in research and teaching in business and management, SBS is involved in a diverse range of pure and applied research, covering most areas of business and management.

DBA - Participant Profile & Cohort

The DBA program of Munich Business School and Sheffield Hallam University is developed for managers and executives who:

  • meet the academic requirements of the program,
  • can contribute to class learning in the program and add value to the student experience,
  • benefit from the learning experience and show evidence that the DBA will add value to an already successful career,
  • have managerial and leadership potential, excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a high degree of maturity and motivation.

An integral part of the program is the cohort, the group of students who begin the program at the same time and attend all study blocks together. Students in the cohort engage in discussions with each other during the study blocks, learning from each other. Outside of the study blocks, the discussions may continue, with students sharing ideas and experiences and supporting each other.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated January 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
48 months
36,000 EUR
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Application round 1 deadline. 29.07.2018 application deadline.
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