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A DBA, or Doctor of Business Administration, is usually structured for business professionals with significant experience to advance their careers into leadership and executive positions, or to teach at a university level. DBA programs are available on a full-time or part-time basis, requiring MBA, MSc, or similar master’s degrees, unless otherwise qualified in the field as determined by the admissions department.

A DBA is a research driven degree designed for the development of independent research skills for business practice. DBA candidates, whether in a traditional classroom setting or online, utilize applied research and are required to have advanced skills and competence in theory and its application to practice. DBA candidates also develop advanced leadership skills in strategic decision making and the ability to manage change. Aspects of the interconnected international business market and economy are examined, including globalization, ethics, social responsibility, and stakeholder relationships. Candidates of DBA programs can choose specialization areas such as marketing, leadership, entrepreneurship, global supply chain management, social impact management, and international business, among other options. DBA programs require a dissertation that must be defended in front of a panel of experts. The dissertation should impact and help elucidate the strategic issues faced in relevant professions and practices.

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Business School Netherlands

Are you seeking to deepen and leverage your overall business knowledge and understanding of high-level research and new decision-making skills to successfully meet the co ... [+]

Online Executive DBA

Are you seeking to deepen and leverage your overall business knowledge and understanding of high-level research and new decision-making skills to successfully meet the complex challenges of the digital age? Perhaps you want to pursue this as a means of building your capabilities for digital entrepreneurship, transforming higher education energy or health industries, leadership in a public organisation, internal promotion as C-Suite Executive, or to enhance your expertise for a career in consulting. The professional executive doctorate in management is an emerging trend in business, and BSN is focused on giving you a leading edge on a global scale.

Business School Netherlands (BSN) has a globally successful tradition offering Action Learning MBA and DBA programmes in many countries, including China. The Online Executive DBA is a professional degree which exposes senior-level business professionals to innovative business technology and societal developments and concepts, such as Big Data, and their applications. The programme will develop your critical thinking, creativity, and applied research skills and enable you to integrate cutting-edge business theory and management practice. The focus of the Online Executive DBA degree is on providing a sound theoretical grounding and understanding of relevant research methodology to develop new solutions and create new value in the practice of business in the digital age. The programme is innovation orientated and emphasises the understanding, use and creative adaption of the most recent management thinking.... [-]

Netherlands Buren South Africa Cape Town
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Part-time
40 months
Online
41 North Business School

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), Istanbul-Cohort Program in partnership with 41 North Business School-Istanbul. ... [+]

Objectives

The Doctorate of Business Administration offered by Grenoble Ecole de Management is a research-based doctoral degree that offers participants the opportunity to obtain the highest level, unique, and issue-driven qualifications in business.

This doctoral business degree is particularly focused on the management of technology, organizational change, and innovation. However, the program may also cover more traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, and organizational behaviour.

Why enroll in an Executive Doctorate (DBA) program?

There are three critical components that weigh heavily on an applicant’s decision to enroll in a DBA program:... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
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Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Unicaf University (MW)

Studying for a DBA at UNICAF University is a vibrant and lively experience, with our wide-ranging international links and commitment to professional practice. The high qu ... [+]

Studying for a DBA at UNICAF University is a vibrant and lively experience, with our wide-ranging international links and commitment to professional practice. The high quality of research and teaching at UNICAF University and its associated institutions has been widely acknowledged externally.

The DBA is an online programme aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a master’s degree or equivalent, or have many years of managerial experience and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings. The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a part-time professional doctoral degree with an international scope and reputation, designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. It enhances the capability to develop knowledge and theory, and their application. Key to this is a programme to develop personal, consultancy and research skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research.... [-]

USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online  + 24 More
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus
Online
Edinburgh Business School

Designed to help students use research methods to define, implement and evaluate potential solutions for very real business issues, the DBA and PhD programme consists of ... [+]

Edinburgh Business School is the School of Business of Heriot-Watt University.

Edinburgh Business School has been helping working professionals become business leaders for over 25 years, offering high quality and accessible postgraduate programmes in business. Our popular online MBA, Masters, DBA and PhD programmes have accelerated the careers of over 20,000 graduates. Our students have seen increased salaries, gained promotions within their companies and many have started their own business.

Be among the very best practitioners of research-based business solutions in the world.

“The Edinburgh Business School doctoral programme unites first-class academics, rigorous training in research methods with a global practitioner community. It offers a unique opportunity for flexible distance learning DBA and PhD study with the option of on-campus support in Edinburgh, Dubai, Germany and other international bases.”... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh United Arab Emirates Dubai Malaysia Putrajaya  + 2 More
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus
SBS Swiss Business School

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 institution ... [+]

Doctor 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 globalization, at once profound and subtle, affect all institutions and organizations. No longer can leaders be contented simply to apply knowledge, they must lead the generation of knowledge in their own organizations that inform 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.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
Part-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
CENTRUM PUCP Business School

The Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration in the Semipresencial (Online) modality is one of our senior programs of our school. His method responds to the ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration in the Semipresencial (Online) modality is one of our senior programs of our school. His method responds to the need to meet the demand of those who, requiring studying a PhD program in Administration, need to manage their time without harming their professional and family activities. The doctorates of CENTRUM PUCP are aimed at developing business knowledge through research and its application in Strategic Business Administration.

CENTRUM PUCP may make changes in the mesh, sequence of courses or teachers, according to its policy of continuous improvement. Failure to comply with the required quorum CENTRUM PUCP reserves the right to postpone the beginnings of courses and programs.... [-]

Peru Santiago de Surco
November 2019
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
IMSG International Management School Geneva

The Executive DBA is a doctoral and practical education which must have an operational application within a company. DBA’s lines of research revolve mainly around managem ... [+]

Programme Objectives

The Executive DBA is a doctoral and practical education which must have an operational application within a company. DBA’s lines of research revolve mainly around management sciences (strategy, marketing, management, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, communication, governance…).

Admission

Applicants must be a graduate from higher education (minimum a Master or an equivalent diploma). The decision is based on an application examination & an individual interview with a board composed of teacher-researchers and professionals. The followings skills will be especially appreciated: writing skills, interest in managerial topics, significant work experience.... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Part-time
3 years
Online & Campus Combined
ISM - International School of Management

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to cultivate the leadership necessary to tackle the challenges of senior management on an international level. Whe ... [+]

Self-Paced DBA

Whether you seek a deeper understanding of your profession or simply a new personal challenge, our DBA gives you the platform to expand your knowledge and make a difference to international business practice.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to cultivate the leadership necessary to tackle the challenges of senior management on an international level. A doctoral degree with managerial relevance allows top managers to deepen their expertise, contribute to the knowledge of their profession, and prepare themselves for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management. The program emphasizes an understanding of management as a system; understood as it operates across organizations, sectors, and cultures.... [-]

France Paris
September 2020
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Munich Business School

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 profes ... [+]

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

PROGRAM START

October

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

48 months

FORMAT

Part-time... [-]

Germany Munich
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Part-time
48 months
Campus
UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

The DBA program at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) is a program that brings together future leaders of the public or private sectors. It is a th ... [+]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

This Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)is a three-year program that is specifically designed to provide a rich learning experience for professionals who aspire to pursue a postgraduate qualification. This program brings together future leaders of the public and private sectors, of various nationalities. This is where these professionals meet and share experiences and ideas that would be valuable in the process of learning. In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply various theories in business and management and also develop professional practice.

Program Aims and Learning Outcomes

The program aims at producing graduates who are capable of generating and disseminating new knowledge, as well as responding to changing business environment and the interest of stakeholders. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:... [-]

Malaysia Alor Setar
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 21 semesters
Campus
Business Science Institute

To meet the need of PhD students who can not attend face-to-face seminars, the Business Science Institute has set up an e-learning platform enabling PhD students to take ... [+]

To meet the need of PhD students who can not attend face-to-face seminars, the Business Science Institute has set up an e-learning platform enabling PhD students to take Executive DBA courses remotely.

Remote DBA program

The program of the remote DBA is divided into 5 modules:

Module 1: Conducting ResearchModule 2: Thematic Paradigms IModule 3: Thematic Paradigms IIModule 4: Qualitative MethodologiesModule 5: Quantitative Methodologies

Each module is accompanied:

streaming lessons (sequences from 20 minutes to 1 hour)syllabus and readingsPowerPoint presentationsvideos of presentations by professors and discussions with studentsTestimonials from doctoral students

Sébastien Bourbon, PhD Executive DBA... [-]

Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Open Enrollment
French
Part-time
3 years
Online
Westcliff University

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for candidates who, having already completed a Masters program, are looking to further develop their practical and ... [+]

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for candidates who, having already completed a Masters program, are looking to further develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles that govern global business. The WU DBA program emphasizes advanced decision making and leadership skills as well as in-depth knowledge of theory and applied research. Students have the opportunity to explore challenges facing business today, including corporate social responsibility, globalization, and managing change. In keeping with our commitment to working adult professionals, we have one of the few doctoral programs in Southern California that allow students to complete their doctoral studies in a hybrid or online format. The performance outcomes which are required for the completion of the program include class participation, response to discussion questions, writing research papers, group assignments, case study analyses, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations (Comprehensive Learning Assessments), and a Doctoral Final Project/ Dissertation.... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Brentwood University

The DBA program at Brentwood University is the highest academic degree which is designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career. The DBA is focused on both ... [+]

Program Description

The DBA program at Brentwood University is the highest academic degree which is designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career. The DBA is focused on both theory and applied research and will help the student to acquire leadership skills as an executive, consultant, or entrepreneur. At Brentwood University, we highlight international knowledge and experience. The program is designed for professionals with a current employment position or business owner.

This program is offered fully Online.

Program Objectives

Students who successfully complete the Doctorate of Business Administration degree program will acquire the following competencies:... [-]

USA Irvine
September 2020
Part-time
16 months
Online
Sustainability Management School

The main focus of research is on the innovative integration of business knowledge with sustainable development issues. Specifically, economic growth, environmental manag ... [+]

Enhance your professional practice through a deep and rigorous research

The Main Focus of Research is on the innovative integration of business knowledge with sustainable development issues. Specifically, economic growth, environmental management and social fairness are integral parts of all DBA projects.

The theoretical philosophy of this DBA program hinges upon a holistic approach to problem-solving and stresses the development of leadership skills in times of changing organizational settings due to crisis and scarcity of resources.

It places emphasis on the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. The students are expected to undertake an independent and systematic investigation selecting the appropriate methodology of research, methods and techniques. The aim is to address topics relevant to organizations and management, particularly with an emphasis on sustainability. ... [-]

Switzerland Gland
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online & Campus Combined
Mantissa College

IPE Management School of Paris provides latest research-based knowledge, educating managers with superior skills and capabilities to enable them to make ongoing and lasti ... [+]

Overview on IPE Management School of Paris IPE Management School of Paris (IPE) provides the latest research-based knowledge, educating managers with superior skills and capabilities to enable them to make ongoing and lasting contributions to the global economy and their society as a whole.

Programme Overview video

You will: Improve your business skills through practical teaching methods Learn about your chosen industry from career-oriented academics at the top of their field Gain competitive advantages by acquiring key professional tools and techniques Learn how to apply the concepts to real businesses Programme Summary

Name of Programme

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur USA Fullerton
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus