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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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Self-Paced DBA

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris Brazil São Paulo China Shanghai + 5 more

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 [+]

Self-Paced DBA

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.

The primary objective of the program is to empower senior managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, and faculty to continue to develop their respective professions through promoting advanced theories and practices. This program prepares candidates for careers in higher levels of managerial positions by encouraging intellectual contribution and the practical application of advanced business theory.... [-]


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 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Bahrain Bahrain Online + 22 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. [+]

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... [-]

Dba Doctor Of Business Administration For Teachers

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy - Graduate School of Corporate Management
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Listener program may be the prevailing teacher, a specialist in the field of business education, which proved to be a serious [+]

DBA Doctor of Business Administration for teachers

In light of the general concept of RANHiGS important element of higher business education, socio-economic and humanitarian education should be the development of competencies andssledovatelskoy activity of the faculty and administrative staff of the Joint Academy.

Real step in this direction could be a specialized program for the Doctor of Business Administration faculty and staff offices RANHiGS and teachers of other business schools, acquisition-oriented theoreticalcal and practical knowledge, as well as applied research in business disciplines, to develop and implement new curricula.

Education program meets national and international standards with substantive, methodological and technological foundations of modern business education and is based on international experience in the field of training and development of PPPs.... [-]


DBA

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 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). [+]

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... [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Doctorate of Business Administration is the most advanced business degree. The DBA is a practical combinationof strong academic content, coupled with advanced business strategies and solutions. The DBA is ideal for individualson a high corporate level who wish to acquire an extensive academic and industry related exposure. You will be activelyinvolved in academic research, socio–economic ideas and business interests. Some may find it very suitable for givingtheir career an academic direction. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. Why study in CSSS? CSSS is in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and one of the most culturally rich city Barcelona. It is enchanting seaside city with boundless dynamic and friendly atmosphere. We are an innovative and forward-looking college, focused on developing and adding value to the students careers globally. The College, has its lecturers who are leading thinkers and successful professional in their fields, offering a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and provides supervision for students undertaking doctoral research. We offer students with excellent academic, libraries, accommodation, careers, support services and social facilities. Our essence mission is to provide the highest standard of education. Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Program Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Location Carrer de balmes 7, 1st Floor, 08007, Barcelona Language English Duration 24 months Intakes June, September & February Total Tuition fees 14,000 Euro (1st Year -5500 Euro, 2nd Year-3000 Euro, and 3rd Year -3000 Euro) Awarding Body University of Information Technology and Management, Poland Overview The Doctorate of Business Administration is the most advanced business degree. The DBA is a practical combinationof strong academic content, coupled with advanced business strategies and solutions. The DBA is ideal for individualson a high corporate level who wish to acquire an extensive academic and industry related exposure. You will be activelyinvolved in academic research, socio–economic ideas and business interests. Some may find it very suitable for givingtheir career an academic direction. Module Overview On successful completion of the... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration

EU Business School
Campus Full time October 2017 Switzerland Geneva Montreux

The EU Doctorate in Business Administration program is built on an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers, and a final dissertation. [+]

Doctorate in Business Administration

 

The EU Doctorate in Business Administration program is built on an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers and a final dissertation. Working with faculty members who have extensive academic and practical experience, students gain a comprehensive understanding of critical foundation theories and the ability to immediately apply creative solutions to existing problems. This is the ideal program for MBA graduates with work experience or senior executives who wish to reach for the pinnacle of an academic career that a doctorate represents.

The program is built on an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers and a final dissertation. Working with faculty members who have extensive academic and practical experience, students gain a comprehensive understanding of critical foundation theories and the ability to immediately apply creative solutions to existing problems. Who is the DBA for? The DBA is designed for: MBA or master’s degree holders and practitioners with five or more years of post graduate work experience Entrepreneurs and senior managers with alternative qualifications and successful careers Academics wishing to progress their careers with a doctoral thesis ... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 3 - 4 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. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. 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 [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration - Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time 3 years Switzerland Gland

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 constituent parts of all DBA projects [+]

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 constituent parts of all DBA projects. Program Organization: Introduction This phase is an introduction to the methodology of research and to sustainability management. It involves attendance of SUMAS workshops, preparation of the literature review and student presentations. Selection The second phase is the selection of the research areas and methodological instruments. It involves attendance of SUMAS workshops, choice of research methods and student presentations. Individual Work The third and final phase is individual work under the careful guidance of the supervisor. It also involves collective seminars to share knowledge on the advancement of research. Course Description: The theoretical philosophy of this DBA Program hinges upon a holistic approach to problem-solving and stresses on the development of leadership skills, teamwork and intercultural competence in global work environments as crucial qualities of managerial practice in times of changing organizational settings. The research work will be organized in different phases according to the different research stages. Students will attend workshops with prominent academics and professionals in the field of business and sustainability and will share knowledge with other researchers to create new knowledge. This will enable students to enhance their ability to conceptualize, design and implement a substantial research project. Optional Experiential camps in holiday resorts in the mountains or at the seaside will be helpful to raise awareness of sustainable life and to learn practical solutions... [-]

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. [+]

D.B.A. 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... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate which provides a structured programme of study through the delivery of taught modules, closely integrated with an individual’s professional career development. [+]

Course Overview The programme has two parts, and is composed of taught modules and a doctoral-level work-based research project. The element of reflection on professional practice distinguishes the professional doctorate from the award of a PhD. Modules Part One consists of taught modules, which prepare candidates for the independent practice-based research project of Part Two. During the first year the taught modules are delivered at the rate of two modules each term. Year One: Part 1 Compulsory modules: •Approaches to Research and Academic Communication •Qualitative Research Methods •Quantitative Research Methods Elective modules (Three modules from the list below): •Visions for the Future – Theoretical Perspectives on Management •Strategic Change and Organisations •Managing in Complex Environments: Strategies, Insights and Solutions •Entrepreneurial Perspectives Year Two/Three: Part 2 •Preparing for Doctoral Research •Research Dissertation Key Features It is widely recognised as the pinnacle of qualifications in the world of business and management. This DBA programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in Business Administration and Management related areas in the UK and overseas. [-]

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. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. 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,... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Westcliff University
Campus Full time 3 years USA Irvine

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 allows 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. [+]

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 allows 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. DBA Program Objectives Westcliff University wants to produce capable and knowledgeable students who manifest an understanding of work and careers and an ability to adapt quickly to the expectations of employers and the work environment. The master’s degree in business administration requires both academic and personal growth of its students, contributing their success as classroom teachers. The program’s educational objectives are to: Assess and interpret the foundational material for communications in a manner that supports the accuracy of the messages (Communication) Critique how a broader understanding of cultural differences results in personal competencies that positively impact business strategies (Diversity) Formulate how transformational... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration

Nilai University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Nilai + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. The research topics may include but are not limited to the following topics identified under 3 research clusters, namely: 1.Financial and Managerial Decision making & Control Vision: To produce ideas and suggests solutions to Financial and Managerial Decision Making and Control issues Management control and audit Financial Reporting and accountability Financial Analysis, Risk and Investment Leader:Professor Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham 2.Globalization of Economics and Business Vision: To be a respected research cluster producing research related to the impact and response of countries and business to globalization. Economic development Small and medium enterprises Multinational corporations Strategic outsourcing Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Lee Wai Chow 3.Management Leadership and Development Vision: To provide and encourage management capacity and capability building research. Sustainable leadership Workplace attitudes and behavior Entrepreneurship and enterprising culture HRM/HDM and talent management Strategic management and organizational issue Leader: Dr. Mandy Mok Kim Man Programme Pathway Entry Requirements Master's degree in business or a related field English Entry Requirements IELTS Band 6.0 TOEFL Paper based: 550 / Internet based: 79 For other qualifications, please consult our programme counsellors. Applicants... [-]

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Munich Business School
Campus Part time 48 months October 2017 Germany Munich

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 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 STUDIES ABROAD International modules at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) ADMISSION Master's degree in business, management or a related area Preferably 5 years of managerial experience TUITION FEE € 32,000 OFFICIALLY APPROVED 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 Admnistration 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... [-]

DBA in International Business

Horizons University
Campus or Online Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris

The learning objectives of this degree are to provide high quality skills and the required knowledge for Company Leaders and Executive Managers in an international context. [+]

Doctorate in Business Administration

 

Objectives of the DBA

 

The learning objectives of this degree are to provide highquality skills and the required knowledge for Company Leadersand Executive Managers in an international context.

 

Language

French/English

 

Studying Options

It is possible to study for thisboth Onsite and Online.

 

Methodology

Seminars One-to-one supervising Independent research Experiments

 

Career Perspectives

DBA holders will have enhanced their leadership and executivemanagement skills and typically undertake careers in variousInternational Management and International Marketing roles andhave the ability to provide quality contributions to innovation andstrategic development within their company. Many graduatesstart their own company.... [-]