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… Read more

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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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Berlin , Germany

Study the Doctorate in Business Administration in the vibrant city of Berlin! Learn to hone your skills, harness your talents and develop the capabilities needed to become a s ... +

Study the Doctorate in Business Administration in the vibrant city of Berlin! Learn to hone your skills, harness your talents and develop the capabilities needed to become a successful business leader. Over the course of this four-year program, you will develop the capabilities needed to excel in a fast-paced business environment. Through on-campus and blended learning, you will learn how to conduct both primary and secondary research, analyze contemporary approaches to management as well as understand the theories and practices that underpin these approaches. -
DBA
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Unicaf University (MW)
New York , USA + 14 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 ... +

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. -
DBA
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
Online
 
Edinburgh Business School
Edinburgh , United Kingdom + 2 More

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 two ... +

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 two stages: the course stage and the research stage. -
DBA
Part-time
English
Campus
 
41 North Business School
Istanbul , Turkey

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

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), Istanbul-Cohort Program in partnership with 41 North Business School-Istanbul. -
DBA
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
4 years
English
October 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SBS Swiss Business School
Zürich , Switzerland

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) -- SBS was the first school in Switzerland to offer a DBA program. The SBS DBA is designed to address the needs of the mature profes ... +

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) -- SBS was the first school in Switzerland to offer a DBA program. The SBS DBA is designed to address the needs of the mature professional manager or consultant ... -
DBA
Part-time
30 months
English
February 2020
Campus
 
Mantissa College
Fullerton , USA + 1 More

The Doctor of Business Administration by programme is a combination of coursework and research programme for management practitioners and professionals who are oriented toward ... +

The Doctor of Business Administration by programme is a combination of coursework and research programme for management practitioners and professionals who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to practice and/or policy. -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
IMSG International Management School Geneva
Geneva , Switzerland

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 s ... +

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…). -
DBA
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
3 years
English, French
February 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universal Business School
Mumbai , India

Universal Business School (UBS) has consolidated a strategic partnership with the University of San Miguel (USM) to offer for the first time a Doctoral Program in Administrati ... +

Universal Business School (UBS) has consolidated a strategic partnership with the University of San Miguel (USM) to offer for the first time a Doctoral Program in Administrative Sciences-DBA, thus opening an exchange of opportunities among students from Latin America and India through the use of mixed methodology that will include online and in-person studies over a period of 3 years (6 semesters). Students will be able to select the language for the program in either English or Spanish, which will determine the assignment of the Thesis Director at the end of the second semester. -
DBA
Full-time
6 months
English, Spanish
01 Feb 2020
25 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria , Canada

The DBA is a research-based doctoral program oriented to applied business management research designed primarily for working professionals who aspire to be leaders in their fi ... +

The DBA is a research-based doctoral program oriented to applied business management research designed primarily for working professionals who aspire to be leaders in their field or sector and who want to independently develop original, impactful research on the practice of management. It is designed to combine the strengths of the professional doctorate with the research value and rigor common to a more traditional Ph.D. -
DBA
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
4 years
English
20 Jan 2020
20 Oct 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
ISM - International School of Management
Paris , France + 5 More

The ISM DBA degree is the critical last step for top international managers looking to deepen their expertise and contribute to the Scholarship and practice of their professio ... +

The ISM DBA degree is the critical last step for top international managers looking to deepen their expertise and contribute to the Scholarship and practice of their profession. -
DBA
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Sustainability Management School
Gland , Switzerland + 1 More

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

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 -
DBA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Munich Business School
Munich , Germany

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 professiona ... +

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
Part-time
48 months
English
October 2020
15 Apr 2018
Campus
 
UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Alor Setar , Malaysia

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-y ... +

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 ... -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Westcliff University
Irvine , USA

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 theo ... +

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. -
DBA
Full-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Business Science Institute
Luxembourg City , Luxembourg

Are you a manager with more than 5 years of professional experience? Do you have an MBA or an equivalent degree? Do you want to advance your career but also create new knowled ... +

Are you a manager with more than 5 years of professional experience? Do you have an MBA or an equivalent degree? Do you want to advance your career but also create new knowledge based on your experience and publish it in a book? Then a DBA, an extra occupational doctorate in business administration, is just the thing for you! -
DBA
Part-time
3 years
German
September 2020
Campus