Doctor of Business Administration Program

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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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Doctorate of Business Administration - Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Switzerland Online Gland + 1 more

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 [+]

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

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 ... [-]

Self-Paced DBA

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York + 11 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 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. [+]

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... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 5 - 21 semesters January 2018 Malaysia Kedah + 1 more

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 three-year ... [+]

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.

 

 

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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

IAE Nice Graduate School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Nice

This high level diploma will teach the participants to conceptualise their knowledge and acquired experience and to diffuse them for sharing purposes in the form of a professional PhD. It fulfils the double mission of higher level education – the elaboration and transmission of knowledge [+]

This high level diploma will teach the participants to conceptualise their knowledge and acquired experience and to diffuse them for sharing purposes in the form of a professional PhD. It fulfils the double mission of higher level education – the elaboration and transmission of knowledge. The DBA is a diploma for professionals. As such it will be of interest to professional managers in enterprises or liberal professions who at a moment in their career would like to take a step back from their day-to-day activities and formalise their experience in specific management areas following a robust and methodical approach that uses well-proven and validated scientific methods. Competencies Understand the epistemological foundations of management science Elaborate a problem on a specific theme Construct a pertinent study plan for a researchproject Build a written or oral presentation that followsacademic and social science codes and standards Master investigative methods and the associatedstatistical tools. Master documentary research (internet, bibliographicdatabases….) Understand how to use the principle data bases inthe research area of interest Understand the major theoretical currents and therespective authors in the specific domains [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

SBS Swiss Business School
Campus Part time 30 - 72 months February 2018 Switzerland Zurich

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 institutions adapt to change and lay the foundations for long term survival. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. Doctorate 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 globalisation, at once profound and subtle, affect all institutions and organisations. No longer can leaders be contented simply to apply knowledge, they must lead the generation of knowledge in their own organisations that informs 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. The SBS International Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers an option for organisations and individuals looking to improve their business performance through the development of a superior capacity to investigate and resolve organisationally based, while designing and carrying out original research. It equips senior managers with the skills to apply current research methodology to issues of corporate concern and enhances candidates’ research and consultancy skills. We invite you to consider the many benefits the... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

HELP University
Campus Part time October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The DBA degree is created for discerning individuals who have reached a phase in their lives where personal fulfillment is their priority. [+]

The DBA degree is created for discerning individuals who have reached a phase in their lives where personal fulfillment is their priority. This is the time where we reevaluate our life's critical issues that concern family and career and the future we desire. Business and global issues and the philosophy of living are given fresh perspectives in this personal inquiry. More than just another academic program or a course for practicing professionals, the DBA is a serious conversation about critical issues that revolve around our lives and the way we shape our destiny. We thus adopt an adventurous learning experience that is experiential and exploratory: Recognizing that our world is chaotic and that most challenges in decision making are what we categorize as "wicked problems", a totally new paradigmic framework must be used. Our shared learning thus uses a combination of philosophical wondering, literature based and appreciative learning, Design and Theory U techniques, PBL, presencing and scenario analysis. It is multi disciplinary and underpinned by experimental approaches. The DBA is about personal growth and leadership transformation—a powerful statement about personal significance. The Academic Program Leader is Datuk Dr Paul Chan who is a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in private tertiary education. He leads a team of thought leaders and practitioners who come from a wide spectrum of disciplines and life's experiences. Entry Requirements A Master degree in business or management or related or professional disciplines from a recognized University with adequate relevant experience in business and industry An English... [-]

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. [+]

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

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... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

Management Development Centre International
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Bahrain Manama United Kingdom London Durham Kuwait Kuwait City Oman Muscat Qatar Doha Saudi Arabia Al Khobar Riyadh + 12 more

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

D.B.A. 2017. UK University Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) locally supported by MDCI A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers a new route to a Doctoral qualification. It is 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". Furthermore the DBA seeks to push forward the boundaries of professional practice. The result is an enhanced capacity in thought leadership for organisational change, and greater preparedness for senior management and/or consultancy roles. UK and GCC workshops, covering essentials of doctoral research Assessment by assignment, a publishable paper, thesis and oral defence of the thesis Already 70+ successful graduates with MDCI GCC/UK support Register your interest, subject area and highest academic qualification Six 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 Master’s 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... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

American Technology and Management University
Campus or Online Part time 3 - 4 years USA

The Doctorate of Business Administration Doctorate degree offered by ATMU is a 3 years research based program that prepares students for senior managerial positions and academic advancement [+]

The Distance Learning DBA Program The Business Administration Doctorate, will enable you to review topics such as justifying and implementing restructuring and change, understanding of operational and functional processes, and envisioning successful business operations and the strategy behind it. (a) English Proficiency Requirements It is important that students whose native language is not English have a minimum level of comprehension and facility in English for our English speaking classes. Even when a student has met the minimum standard for admission by TOEFL or other tests, it is incumbent upon the academic unit to assess the student’s comprehension of oral and written English and may require remedial work. Students who are not native English speakers or whose previous university’s was not taught primarily in English, must provide one of the following as evidence of English language competence: - TOEFEL test - IELTS test - Letter from the University where the student studied declaring that the language of study was English (b) Entry Requirements ATMU is committed to a fair admissions process and accepts a wide range of qualifications. The information on this page gives an overview of the general entry requirements for all programs. Doctorate Entry Requirements - IELTS 6,0 or TOEFL 550 - Master of Business Administration with 3 years relevant work experience. Or - Other Master with 4 years’ experience in business environment. Flexible start: Almost all our programs are developed in a flexible way so you can start not only a few times a year, but with each... [-]

DBA in International Business Communication

Horizons University
Campus or Online 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. [+]

DBA in International Business Communication

 

Objectives of the PhD

 

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.... [-]