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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 (DBA)

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 24 months February 2018 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. 2018. 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 giving their career an academic direction. Why study DBA with CSSS? CSSS is in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and one of the most culturally rich cities in 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 student’s 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. Objectives On successful completion of the DBA programstudents will be able to: apply relevant theoretical knowledge to contemporary business problems; critique contemporary organizational practice in the light of relevant theory; explain the principles of, and apply, a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods frequently used in business research; determine and apply appropriate research methods to business management problems; critically evaluate... [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

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. [+]

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. The UNICAF University DBA will enable you to: Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of your chosen area of research into business and management Have a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management enquiry Create and interpret knowledge through original research. Enhance both your performance as a reflective practitioner and your professional practice Develop personal, consultancy and... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

Namibia Business School (NBS)
Campus Full time February 2018 Namibia Windhoek

The objectives of the course are to provide candidates with the highest research capabilities in the creation of new knowledge in the field of Business Administration. [+]

The objectives of the course are to provide candidates with the highest research capabilities in the creation of new knowledge in the field of Business Administration.

This is in line with the University's mission and strategic objectives, especially its goal "to continue to develop the University as a leading national institution and a major role model for research as a major contributor to nation-building, and the high priority given by the University to applied research across a broad spectrum of relevant fields and to encourage inter-disciplinary approaches to the resolution of real-world problems".

Exit Programme Outcomes (Outcome for Whole Qualification)

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Self-Paced DBA

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 France Paris Brazil São Paulo China Shanghai + 4 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Doctorate in Business Administration

EU Business School
Campus Full time January 2018 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 ... [-]

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. [+]

D.B.A. 2018. 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... [-]

Online Executive DBA

Business School Netherlands
Online Part time 40 months October 2018 Netherlands Buren

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... [+]

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. Become part of an exciting personal development journey, enhancing your C-Suite executive leadership capabilities. An investment in BSN’s... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), IPE Management School of Paris

Mantissa College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

IPE Management School of Paris provides 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. [+]

D.B.A. 2018. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), IPE Management School of Paris IPE Management School of Paris provides 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 Sumary Name of Programme Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Awarding Body L'Institut pour I'expertise (IPE)-Paris Mode of Study Full Time / Part Time Study Duration Minimum 3 Years- Maximum 5 Years Mode of Assessments 100% Assignment Entry Requirement Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Business, or related fields from an accredited institution or a comparable foreign institution, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or the equivalent in the master’s degree. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation supporting the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral programme. Accreditation Recognised by Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle (CNCP) Registered with Repertoir National Des Certifications Professionnelles (Rncp) Provisional Accreditation by MQAOutcome The participants will gain a deep understanding of company culture and the challenges of industries in today’s international marketplace. Why IPE DBA @Mantissa? Besides being the member of Grandes Ecoles Specialisees (GES) network, IPE is an elite school in France which has participated in various ranking. This programme is approved by French Educational Authorities and Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, as well as provisionally accredited by The Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) Course Content 11 Subjects in total with (8 Core Subjects + 2 Research-based modules + 1 Thesis)Organizational Behaviours... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy PhD, Doctor of Business Administration

Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Malaysia Online + 1 more

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. [+]

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. The main thing that distinguishes Ph.D. from other academic study is research. To complete a Ph.D., each candidate must present results from their research to the faculty in a lengthy, formal document called a dissertation (more popularly referred to as a thesis). The student must then submit their dissertation to the faculty and defend their work an oral examination. Most universities will have a separate fee structure for international students.  Areas of study PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the School of Science, Business, Hospitality, and Law including: Applied sciences Biological sciences Chemistry Food science and technology Medical bioscience Biotechnology Environmental science. Business Hospitality Computers Science Engineering Mathematics etc Entry Requirement:- To apply for the PhD program, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area. Duration:- PhD can be undertaken over four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study. Intake periods You can apply for the PhD in Malaysia throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision. Studying in Malaysia offers international students more than academic achievement and a globally recognized qualification, the Malaysian education experience will give students a wealth of academic knowledge and... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Part time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to improve your business and managerial practice through the development of your personal, intellectual and academic abilities, via a research-based project. [+]

D.B.A. 2018. Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to improve your business and managerial practice through the development of your personal, intellectual and academic abilities, via a research-based project. It has a strong and committed focus on managerial and professional practice, and seeks to link the rigorous study of work-based problems and issues to personal and professional development, thereby ensuring transfer of learning into organisational and managerial practice. Our DBA demands commitment, energy and hard work. In return you will be provided with a stimulating and life-enhancing development experience with the award of an increasingly valued qualification. The DBA aims to: Explore the relationship between theory and practice, between understanding the world and changing it Develop your judgement, foresight, and problem analysis by applying theoretical and forensic skills to the research material derived from their investigations Develop you as a reflective practitioner who has the intellectual and personal adaptability to be able to deal with organisational change and ambiguity Develop communication skills which will enable you to communicate effectively with both academic and managerial and business communities, and to act as interpreters between the two Help you design and implement a research project at the boundaries of knowledge in your professional and managerial fields. Why study for the DBA at Nottingham Business School? The Doctorate of Business Administration is a research-based qualification and has the same academic standing as a PhD. As a student you can therefore expect a challenging, stretching, and demanding experience conducted in a stimulating... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2018 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 For Teachers

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy - Graduate School of Corporate Management
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


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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DBA

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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 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 elements (during the first 18 months) and research elements (ongoing).

The taught element of the DBA comprises of four doctoral level courses: Personal and Organisational 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.... [-]