Doctor of Business Administration Degrees in Executive DBA

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Executive DBA

The DBA, or Doctor of Business Administration, is a degree equivalent to a PhD in the same area. The main focus of this degree is profession within administrative business positions, while a PhD focuses primarily on research. The advanced degree requires work beyond that involved in a master’s program and typically culminates in a dissertation and publication.

What is a DBA in Executive DBA? This area of study is designed for graduates and professionals who have already established themselves. The core courses involved in this program include Quantitative Methods for Business, Sociology, Psychology, and Management Information Systems. Classes may also cover subjects such as Research Methodology and Integrating Global Perspectives. Students will participate in inter-campus exchanges and study with professionals who are successful in the field.

A DBA can provide students with many advantages. These include an increased earning potential and more challenging career opportunities. In many cases, the advanced degree may open doors to consulting or teaching positions. Some employers value the increased credibility that graduates hold.

The cost of participation in a DBA in Executive DBA program can vary quite a bit from one school to another. This is particularly true for schools across international borders.

The program prepares graduates for a career in business and business management. These careers can be found on an international level, and graduates may be qualified for leadership positions on a global, executive level. Jobs may be found within marketing, economics, global chain management, social impact management, and entrepreneurship fields. With advanced leadership training, graduates can find influential positions among their peers.

 

This program is available on an international scale. It is taught over the course of two years for nine months of intense study. Some classes might be held as seminars with campus faculty and a select group of visiting faculty members. To begin the application process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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The Northampton DBA – Doctorate in Business Administration

Stafford
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online Sudan Sudan Online Pakistan Pakistan Online Iraq Iraq Online Egypt Egypt Online Libya Libya Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Bahrain Bahrain Online Yemen Yemen Online + 26 more

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers a new route to a Doctoral qualification designed specifically for experienced leaders in the private, public and third sectors. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers a new route to a Doctoral qualification designed specifically for experienced leaders in the private, public and third sectors. Unlike a traditional PhD, the DBA enables candidates to make a contribution to knowledge through the "novel application of theory" rather than the "development of new theory". The result is an enhanced capacity in thought leadership for organisational change, and greater preparedness for senior management and/or consultancy roles. Northampton Business School has been nominated by the Times Higher Education (the prime HE publication in the UK and part of The Times group) for Outstanding Business School of the year now for 2013, 2014 and 2015: unprecedented 3 years in a row. (Only six UK business schools are nominated annually of the 120+ in existence.) The University of Northampton is the ‘highest climber’ in the 2014 Complete University Guide rankings, having jumped 39 places to 62nd place. The University of Northampton is ahead of the national average in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) with 86% overall satisfaction and is the third equal highest University climber in the UK. Supported Distance Learning Method: The DBA Distance Learning Programme can be undertaken anywhere in the Middle East, as we use facilitative technologies to enable your engagement with the course team, fellow students and course materials. It is supported by face-to-face sessions conducted in the UAE, by the University of Northampton tutors. Duration Five modules are 'facilitated' and one is the independent research thesis. All of the modules are compulsory. The first two years are spent developing your knowledge and skills in research methods, reflective practice, and research leadership and governance. When you have successfully completed the facilitated modules, you progress to the research thesis. The thesis will typically take a further two years to complete. Entry Requirements Applicants will need to meet all of the following criteria: hold a Masters degree in a business-related subject, completed within the last ten years have a minimum of five years' work experience, at least some of which should be at a senior level be employed in a leadership/management role capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes Assessment ​You can expect to experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your learning and the development of skills in communicating and defending your ideas at doctoral level. Assessment types used during the facilitated modules include; essay, seminar presentation and debate, portfolio, research report, reflective report, research proposal, viva voce. The research thesis is assessed by a 40,000 word thesis and a viva voce examination. Fee USD 38,000 Current equivalent in: USD 38,000 AED 139,574 SAR 142,591 GBP 25,145 *Note : All fees are payable in USD [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

IPAG Business School
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris Nice + 1 more

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an executive, research-oriented doctorate in business administration. [+]

Sabi University and Business Institute and Ipag Business School have signed an agreement to offer a blended dual degree programme in Doctor of Business Administration.The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an executive, research-oriented doctorate in business administration. The DBA programme mainly consists of conducting independent research on a chosen topic and the writing of a dissertation. The research mastered in the programme would then be applied to making a direct contribution to business practices. Throughout the duration of the programme, students will undertake independent study of a chosen topic and work closely with a supervisor who will offer them guidance and support. Once their study is complete and students have written a dissertation presenting their results, they will have to defend their dissertation through a viva voce (oral) examination in front of a grand jury. DBA students must complete the course, seminars and workshops during the first semester of their studies. Modules Research and Methodology Analysis and Critique 1 and 2 Leadership 1 and 2 International Business Management Managing Organizational Change and Developments Business English Human Resource Management All DBA students must pass the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE) before a jury at the end of the first semester after completing their courses, seminars and workshops successfully. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Today's complex, global competitive environments call for new models of performance and innovative solutions, that require organization leaders to be able to think in global terms and design systems that are innovative and responsive to global and societal trends. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. Today's complex, global competitive environments call for new models of performance and innovative solutions, that require organization leaders to be able to think in global terms and design systems that are innovative and responsive to global and societal trends. The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the UAEU has responded to this growing need with the introduction of the AASCB accredited, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program to be offered in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. The program has been designed for research-oriented working professionals and senior level executives. It is aimed at enhancing management knowledge and equipping business leaders with broad research and process management skills to enable them to successfully tackle the interdisciplinary, big picture issues that characterize global business management today. The part-time, academically rigorous program is delivered in a way that enables business leaders to realize those ambitions without compromising their professional endeavors. We are confident that the CBE DBA, delivered by a dedicated doctoral faculty with world-class credentials, will help you move to the next level in achieving your career goals. Admission to the DBA Admission into the UAEU DBA program will be selective in nature. A critical requirement is that admitted students be capable of undertaking doctoral-level activities. A DBA Admissions Committee, consisting of faculty members of the CBE along with the DBA Program Coordinator, will evaluate each applicant to determine their suitability for admission to the course. Minimum Admissions Requirements The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the DBA Program at UAEU. A Master’s Degree from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in an area appropriate to the academic area to which application is being made. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in the Master’s degree earned at an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent; this score must be less than two years old at the time of application and from our approved Centers (please contact Admissions for validation). A minimum of five years of combined relevant work experience at executive/management level pre- or post-Master’s. The DBA is a four-year, part-time program structured in two stages. Stage one, the taught stage, consists of two years of course work that covers research philosophies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research in support of business functions, literature review & critique, and human factors and social responsibility. Stage two, the research and dissertation stage, lasts between two and three years. At this stage, the formal teaching aspect of the program ends and students are expected to use the knowledge gained from stage one to undertake a research investigation that represents an original contribution to professional practice that possesses exceptional academic merit. DBA candidates are expected to tackle issues of real importance to their own organizations, delivering high-utility outcomes and enjoying the rewards of seeing their solutions beneficially implemented. During this period, the student's work will be overseen by two supervisors. The program is completed after successful submission and defense of the dissertation. The DBA program has five primary areas of focus: Communication skills Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Autonomy, Teamwork and Leadership. Ethical and Civic Engagement. Discipline knowledge. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

DBA – Doctor in Business Administration (Executive Doctorate or “professional doctorate”) – a practice oriented, part-time, threeyear long doctoral program, with 180 ECTS credit points... [+]

DBA – Doctor in Business Administration (Executive Doctorate or “professional doctorate”) – a practice oriented, part-time, threeyear long doctoral program, with 180 ECTS credit points. Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria Entrance examination consists of the oral examination (70%) and previous record (30%). It will be given in the end of June each year. Minimum Requirements MSc, MBA or MA level Proof of English Proficiency Two reference letters Three years of work experience Prerequisites The students who do not hold MSc degree from the School of Economics or School of Business have to take the following courses as prerequisite courses: Introduction to Business (obligatory) and one elective course taken from the following list: Marketing Management Accounting Finance International Business Entrepreneurship Business Informatics Doctoral Dissertation The DBA dissertation is possible in one of two forms: The first form is a collection of published articles, articles accepted for publication, and published material or case studies is a collection of scholarly material in a particular area to which an introduction and conclusion are provided. A doctoral dissertation in the form of a monograph is a broad, comprehensive, and in-depth treatment of particular issues in the field. Academic Qualification To complete the program, the student must fulfill all academic requirements for all organized forms of instruction in the academic program and the major, and must successfully defend his doctoral dissertation. When he has fulfilled all of the educational and research requirements defined by the academic program, the student in the DBA Doctoral receives the title “doktor poslovnog upravljanja” (Doctor of Business Administration“ (DBA). Majors - Specializations for DBA Accounting and Auditing General Management Financial Management Marketing Management Human Resources Management Operations Management Information Technology Management Management Information Systems International Business Entrepreneurship Banking Insurance Managerial Economics Business Law Tourism Elective Courses Advanced Marketing Communications Strategic Marketing Management Advanced Marketing Research Advanced Business Economics Advances in Cost Accounting Advances in Financial Management Advances in Managerial Accounting Financial Markets and Institutions Corporate Strategies Advances in Human Resources Management Advanced Business Statistics Methods Advances in Management Information Systems Advances in Information Technology Management Advances in Business Law Directed Reading In Business Administration Theory of Networks [-]

DBA

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

A research-based doctorate programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Business Administration DBA). The DBA research degree programme contains both taught (during the first 18 months) and research elements (ongoing). [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Business Administration Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 80 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: A research-based doctorate programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Business Administration DBA). The DBA research degree programme contains both taught (during the first 18 months) and research elements (ongoing). The taught element of the DBA comprises of four doctoral level courses: Personal and Organizational Reflections, Literature Review, Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods and Analysis of Information. Each of the four courses has 30 hours of class teaching. This includes face to face teaching, students working in groups, students’ presentations, discussions etc. It is anticipated that the taught courses will be assessed via an assignment of 7500 word in length and is followed by the thesis, which is approximately 80,000 words (including the parts from the assignment from the taught courses). A distinctive feature of the DBA programme will be the peer support and interaction that results from having a taught element that is normally transacted within a group. All courses will encompass an active participatory learning style as appropriate and participants will be encouraged to develop knowledge and skills through group and individual projects, ranging from the presentation of their own work to active critique tasks. Students would enjoy a rich and stimulating working atmosphere, where everyone could contribute towards their professional learning. Furthermore, students would learn from each other as they are engaged in an open discussion with their classmates and lecturers. The taught modules provide ongoing guidance on work in progress. This will help to support the achievement of appropriate standards where work is developed and discussed as an on-going and iterative process between candidate and lectures. Following this, students need to proceed by completing and submitting the final assignment for assessment. Further, the DBA 803 (Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods course) has an assessed presentation (taking place in front of the faculty and class) and assignment. This guarantees that the students get all the necessary support and guidance. The students may be asked to follow additional courses from the Masters programmes Learning Outcomes - Develop a substantial contribution to theoretical knowledge and practice; - Provide insight in research and research methods, understand the role of an independent researcher, capable of developing and carrying out a well-conceived research plan, directed towards a given aim and objectives; - Create, interpret and apply knowledge through scientific research that merits publication; - Acquire and demonstrate understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of current business concepts and processes; - Conceptualize, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; - Develop and implement suitable research philosophies, methodologies and methods. [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Lebanon Beirut

The DBA is intended for executives and managers wishing to engage in a high-level reflection while pursuing their professional activity. [+]

DBA: Doctorate in Business Administration Training on General Management Target: Holder of a master’s degree Minimum experience: 10 years Language: French Objective The DBA is intended for executives and managers wishing to engage in a high-level reflection while pursuing their professional activity. An international diploma The DBA is delivered by ESA Business School as partner of the Management School at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Course structure Duration: 3 years (in agreement with the administrative manager, the scientific director may decide, in certain circumstances, to extend this period by one year). Courses are held once a month. Fees Administrative fees to be paid upon submission of the application: 285 USD Tuition fees: First year: 15000 USD Second year: 10000 USD Third year: 10000 USD [-]

DBA Doctor of Business Administration

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Whilst most DBAs focus on only conducting applied research in a corporate setting, through our unique focus on teaching fundamental research skills and conducting basic academic research, our graduates will generate new knowledge for the whole field. With this higher level of understanding, you will be able to conduct pure applied research in your organisation with a greater ability, or work within academia, leaving two career paths open. You will also gain skills in cutting edge management theory across the core disciplines of accounting and finance, economics, international human resource management, behavioural science for management and marketing and retail, as well as other emerging areas. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. Whilst most DBAs focus on only conducting applied research in a corporate setting, through our unique focus on teaching fundamental research skills and conducting basic academic research, our graduates will generate new knowledge for the whole field. With this higher level of understanding, you will be able to conduct pure applied research in your organisation with a greater ability, or work within academia, leaving two career paths open. You will also gain skills in cutting edge management theory across the core disciplines of accounting and finance, economics, international human resource management, behavioural science for management and marketing and retail, as well as other emerging areas. Our unique research-focused DBA develops Researcher Practitioners in management and related fields. Graduates will be able to work within both universities as research-active academics and industry as research-informed senior managers and consultants. Graduates gain the level of research competency of a PhD combined with the in-depth and reflective knowledge of management theory and practice gained on a traditional DBA programme. A guided, stepped transition is provided to support people from a variety of educational and practitioner backgrounds to successfully become doctoral level researchers and practitioners. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements The DBA is intended for experienced professionals; you will normally need the equivalent of a minimum of three years' appropriate professional experience. For entry onto our programme you will also normally need an Honours or Masters degree from a UK university or equivalent. Credit may be awarded for previous study, according to SCQF guidelines, including exemption from some modules for holders of existing MBAs or Masters degrees with high levels of research training. We recognise that everyone’s path is different and want to be inclusive in our acceptance, so we encourage candidates who think they may not meet these requirements to discuss their suitability with the Course Director prior to applying. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English Language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses. Structure and content In Years 1 and 2, the full-time course has taught modules during two 15 week semesters per year (September to December, and January to April), involving lectures, workshops, seminars and computer labs. Two major research projects run throughout the year, which are suggested and supervised by a leading research academic on an apprenticeship model. In Year 3, students will develop their Year 2 project into a major original contribution to knowledge presented in a thesis. Support will be given to publish the research projects in academic journals throughout the programme. This will support career development, particularly in academia, as well as allowing the researcher practitioner to make a wide and lasting contribution to the field during their DBA. Full time attendance is required during the semesters in Year 1 and 2, with greater flexibility of where to be based out of semester and during the whole of Year 3 (and if applicable 4). Such flexibility extends to being supervised whilst overseas, although non-EU students on Tier 4 visas should seek advice on how this can be accommodated. Students completing all credits in all years will leave with the DBA. However, we realise that life changes, and we have options to leave the course each year and still graduate with a prestigious qualification: After Year 1 students successfully completing 180 credits may leave the programme with an MSc in Business Administration Research. After Year 2, students completing all credits may leave the programme with two specialist Masters Degrees: An MRes in Business and Management Research Methods and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Various certificates, diplomas and degrees are available if less credits are completed. Modes of study This programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Full time attendance is required during the semesters in Years 1 and 2, with greater flexibility of where to be based out of semester and during the whole of Year 3, with the possibility to reside overseas, although non-EU students on Tier 4 visas should seek advice on how this can be accommodated. Strengths When studying for the DBA you’ll join one of the best 100 UK business schools, recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where the School was placed in the UK’s top 25 institutions for Business and Management. The School has a strong research culture and identity of “management in the public interest”; management not just for short term profit, but for sustainable, ethical business that supports employees and the wider society. We have a high calibre of academics available to supervise DBA students. Our academics are publishing in the top-rated international academic journals. Career opportunities As a practitioner focused doctoral degree for professionals, the DBA offers students more than one career pathway: Career advancement in business, either in management consultancy or within a wide range of private/public sector organisations. The course also provides an opportunity to develop an academic career in a wide range of institutional settings, both in the UK and internationally. Our graduates should be equally as able to be a research lead academic within a university or to lead in the boardroom. Industry connections Our links with industry help with opportunities to gather research data, and our personal development modules will help you to build resilience and become a reflective researcher practitioner in management and related fields. [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years November 2017 France Grenoble

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) offered by Grenoble Ecole de Management is a research-based degree which is the highest level business qualification attainable. [+]

Objectives:

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) offered by Grenoble Ecole de Management is a research-based degree which is the highest level business qualification attainable.

It is a unique, research-based, issue-driven qualification that culminates in a doctoral degree (Doctor of Business Administration).

It focuses on the broad area of technology management, organizational change and innovation. It can also cover more traditional research topics in the fields of management, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.

 

Program Description:

The program consists of a combination of workshops and presentations interspersed by periods of individual research and supervision.... [-]


PhD in Business Administration

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

This programme aims to meet the needs of future business leaders. It approaches business administration from a wide perspective, and incorporates a national and international outlook. It combines theoretical knowledge with project work, and applies research into real life situations. Students on the programme are given every opportunity to become proficient in the areas of capital marketing and finance, international business, human resource management, marketing communication, risk management, and retail management. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. Tuition: Turkish Yasar University’s Business Administration PhD program is designed to convey contemporary business applications and theoretical approaches that provide a basis for these applications to our students and lead them to conduct research and contribute to national and international business world and academic literature. The program is comprised of compulsory and selective courses which enable our students to specialize in specific fields. Courses offered in various specialty fields motivate our students to do inter-disciplinary research. There are three areas of specialization for Business Administration PhD program: - Accounting-Finance - Management- Organization - Production, Marketing and Logistics The language of the PhD in Business Administration Program is Turkish The program is composed in two ways: - For those who are accepted with bachelor degree “Integrated PhD Program” - For those who are accepted with Master of Science degree “PhD Program” Students accepted for “Integrated PhD Program” are required to fulfill 7 main compulsory courses (21 credit-hours), 6 field compulsory courses (20 credit-hours) and 12 credit-hours of selective courses. Students succeed in proficiency exam should write a PhD thesis. Students accepted for “PhD Program”, should fulfill 23 credit-hours courses. Students succeed in proficiency exam should write a PhD thesis. Our students also have the chance to take advantage of ERASMUS exchange program and study for one semester in one of the European countries. Head of Business Administration Department is Cagri BULUT, Ph.D. Application Requirements for the PhD Program Student acceptance requirements for PhD Program are stated in Yasar University’s Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations, article 4/b, 5, 6 and 7. Conditions and requirements for PhD. Application: - Master of Science / Bachelor diploma - Proof of adequate knowledge of the English language (ÜDS min. 55) - Master of Science / Bachelor transcript and grade point average - To submit graduate examination score of ALES (Min. 55 for those who applied with Master of Science degree; Min. 70 for those who applied with Bachelor degree). - Application form Evaluation of the candidates: - ALES: %50 - Master of Science / Bachelor transcript and grade point average: %25 - Interview: %25 Terms regarding duration in PhD. program are as follows: a) Allowed completion duration for PhD. programs are maximum 8 (eight) semesters for master degree holders and 10 (ten) semesters for bachelor degree holders. b) Allowed completion duration for fulfilling required courses are maximum 4 (four) semesters for master degree holders and 6 (six) semesters for bachelor degree holders. Those who can not fulfill the required courses within this period or can not achieve a GPA of 3.00 are expelled. c) Required that they fulfill required courses, succeed in proficiency exam and have their thesis proposal accepted, master degree holders who can’t complete their thesis by the end of 8 (eight) semesters and bachelor degree holders who can’t complete their thesis by the end of 10 (ten) semesters are given up to 4 (four) semesters extra time upon the recommendation of the respective department and the confirmation of the Institute Management Board. [-]

EDBA - Executive Doctor of Business Administration

United International Business Schools
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Spain Barcelona Switzerland Zurich + 5 more

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. [+]

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. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

Northwestern Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Fremont

The DBA degree program is designed to develop the student’s ability in advanced academic study, practical research, and professional expertise in business administration. The program aims to cultivate leadership in modern global business development and management. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. The DBA degree program is designed to develop the student’s ability in advanced academic study, practical research, and professional expertise in business administration. The program aims to cultivate leadership in modern global business development and management. Research emphases are in the fields of global economy, finance, business decision making, marketing strategies, as well as broad digital business intelligence and e-business applications. Background Preparation Students admitted into the DBA degree program are required to have proper business background preparation for taking the graduate level coursework. The student must clear all deficiencies before taking the degree required courses. A student with deficiency in any required background subject is required to clear it by taking and passing the appropriate preparatory module course. With advance approval by the academic review committee, the student may be allowed to take a proficiency exam to clear any deficiency subject. The student must also follow the English requirement described in the chapter on Admission Policies. The following are the four business preparatory modules covering all the required background subjects: PBUS05: Essentials of Corporate Business Management PBUS06: Essentials of Corporate Accounting and Finance D.B.A. Curriculum A minimum of 96 semester units of graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree are required for the DBA program. Among them, 84 units are for graduate coursework and a minimum of 12 units are for doctoral dissertation or comprehensive research project work. Courses at the 4xxG level must be taken at NPU in order to earn graduate credits. The student must meet prerequisite requirements when taking any of the following courses. I. Foundation Requirements (29 units - First two years of study) (Foundation in enterprise management and information systems, quantitative analysis) IT450G Enterprise Information System Fundamentals (3) MGT450G Organizational Behavior and Management (3) MKT450G Marketing Management (3) FIN501 Financial Management (3) FIN522 International Trade and Investment (3) HRM531 Human Resource Management (3) MGT500 Risk Management (3) MGT530 Logistics and Operations Management (3) MGT542 Technology and Product Management (3) Prior to taking the Research Methodology courses listed below, the student must form his/her Dissertation Committee which oversees the student’s dissertation research planning and activities. II. Core Requirements (24 units – Third year of study) Following the foundation coursework, the student must take advanced level graduate courses, a series of two research methodology courses, and courses for breadth of study, by which the student gains mastery of the subjects of interest and in-depth understanding of related research. Courses described in this section, especially the Research Methodology courses, should be taken by the student immediately following the required foundation courses described in section I. The student is advised to refer to the DBA Student Handbook for guidelines on all the requirements related to dissertation research work and the final dissertation document. DBA601 Research Methodology - I (3) DBA602 Research Methodology - II (3) FIN510 Investment Analysis (3) FIN568 Corporate Finance (3) IT553 Business Intelligence and CRM (3) IT560 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (3) MGT501 Project Management (3) MKT541 Strategic Marketing (3) III. Electives(31 units – Fourth year of study) The student may take any advanced graduate courses, numbered at 500 or above, to meet the electives requirement. However, doctoral candidates are encouraged to take concentrated coursework to address their career development plan or research interests. Curricular Practicum: Students with no or little experience in the work environment they will be prepared to enter are required to conduct curricular practicum before graduation. Other students are also encouraged to take curricular practicum courses and engage in practical training to work on company projects that are directly related to the student’s dissertation research or course of study. The student must observe the rules required for taking the practicum courses. IV. Doctoral Dissertation (12 units – Fifth year of study) The doctoral candidate is required to earn a minimum of 12 units in the dissertation coursework to meet the graduation requirement. Refer to the DBA Student Handbook for information related to doctoral dissertation. DBA698 Dissertation – I (6) DBA699 Dissertation – II (6) [-]

Doctor in Business Administration

AMA Education System
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Manila

The Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program of AMA prepares forward-looking business leaders to take front line positions in the dynamic and complex world of business. [+]

PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program of AMA prepares forward-looking business leaders to take front line positions in the dynamic and complex world of business. The program involves both coursework and research and is designed for managers who need to develop an in-depth understanding of the latest thinking and technologies that are shaping the global world of contemporary business. Graduates will be prepared to take high profile roles as corporate executives, entrepreneurs, practitioners or consultants. Class work emphasizes higher order thinking skills and critical analysis. Theory and practice are linked through learning opportunities provided by the experience of faculty members in seminars, research projects, case studies, mentoring by leaders in the business community and field-based assignments. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The primary objective of the Doctor of Business Administration program is to produce graduates who can contribute to the advancement of their professions and to the expansion of knowledge and awareness of contemporary strategic business issues and practices. Students will achieve this objective through the development of : A thorough knowledge of scientific and scholarly research methods and their application in the business setting for senior managers, consultants and university professors; Advanced critical thinking, conceptual and analytical skills; A grasp of both the seminal theories and the latest practices in business management including and intensive knowledge of theory and practice in one field of business; The tools to perform original applied research that advances business knowledge; An appreciation of cultural, ethical, and global issues and their impact on business theory and practices; and The skills necessary for effective decision making in complex environments through integrating theoretic insights with practical knowledge. Admission Requirements FRESHMEN (NEW ENROLLEES) Accomplished Application Form High School Report Card (Form 138) High School Transcript (Form 137a) Note: This should be a school to school transaction to ensure its authenticity Certificate of Good Moral Character 2x2 picture (for 201 file) 1x1 picture (for ID) TRANSFEREES Accomplished Application Form Honorable Dismissal/ Transfer Credentials Certificate of Good Moral Character Temporary Transcript/ Certificate of Grades for evaluation purposes Official Transcript of Records to be sent by the previous school with a notation: COPY FOR: AMA University, Proj. 8, QC Subject description taken from the previous school 2x2 picture (for 201 file) 1x1 picture (for ID) Committed to be the dominant provider of IT-based education in the global market, AMA Computer University is anchored on the Triple “G” advantage of Global Education and Training, Global Employment and Global Competitiveness. Espousing excellence in learning, it has a broad academic program covering the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Education, College of Business Administration with 24 undergraduate courses. AMACU also offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Computer Science, Master or Arts in Computer Education, Masters in Business Administration and Public Administration. AMACU’s world-class education and training is recognized and accredited by global partners and affiliates. Fully equipped with facilities and programs that go far beyond the needs of individuals, it has an outstanding pool of faculty which seeks to offer the means for each individual to attain self – actualization to the fullest. As a consequence, AMACU has produced more than its share of leaders in business, in education, in industry, and in government. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

St. Ambrose University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 USA Davenport + 1 more

St. Ambrose University offers a Doctor of Business Administration program in the Quad Cities that is designed to arm you with the skills and credentials necessary to move ahead in your career or pursue a college-level academic career or consulting opportunities. [+]

DBA Degrees in Executive DBA. St. Ambrose University offers a Doctor of Business Administration program in the Quad Cities that is designed to arm you with the skills and credentials necessary to move ahead in your career or pursue a college-level academic career or consulting opportunities. This DBA degree program offers courses in the evening to allow you to pursue your degree while working full-time. Depending on the pace at which you complete your Doctor of Business Administration courses, exams and dissertation, you can expect to finish in three to five years. Upon completion of this rewarding and challenging DBA degree program, not only will you be able to contribute to your own organization at a higher level, but also to the management profession. Why Choose SAU? St. Ambrose University is committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice and service. In addition, we are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to offer the DBA degree. DBA Program The 48 credit hour program consists of 12 courses, written and oral comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Written and oral comprehensives examine the student's mastery of the management literature. Under the guidance of a dissertation chair, students undertake and conduct a dissertation that represents an original contribution to the field of management. Admission is selective and based on a number of criteria including personal interviews, letters of recommendation, performance on the GMAT, writing samples, prior work experience and career goals. Candidates must have a master's degree. If the master's degree is in an area other than business, additional coursework may be necessary. Career Impact What can the Doctor of Business Administration degree do for you? Here are a few examples. The world needs you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growth of 10,000-49,000 jobs1 for post-secondary business professors. For those interested in teaching, our management curriculum focuses on the areas of strategic management, organization theory, human resources, and organizational behavior. Strengthens your ability to perform your current job and prepares you for advancement. The DBA will build your understanding of organization strategy and firm performance; advance your comprehension of human behavior in organizations; and improve your analytical skills. Arms you with the needed skills and credentials to pursue consulting opportunities. You will learn new ways to diagnose organizations and be able to implement recommendations based on reliable methods of data gathering and evaluation. [-]