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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 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 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. [+]

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

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... [-]

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.... [-]


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 [-]

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). [+]

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

DBA programme

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Durham + 1 more

he Durham DBA is an executive doctoral programme for motivated, high achievers who want to develop their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. The Doctorate in Business Administration is structured around a research project driven by the individual, with a focus on practical application in the business environment. [+]

he Durham DBA is an executive doctoral programme for motivated, high achievers who want to develop their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. The Doctorate in Business Administration is structured around a research project driven by the individual, with a focus on practical application in the business environment. Develop the highest level thinking and research Present your findings at conferences globally Contribute to your own professional practice How is the programme structured? The programme is offered on a flexible part-time basis and takes from 4 to 6 years to complete. Years 1 and 2 comprise five taught modules delivered at the School Years 3 to 6 comprise individual supervised research and study. Throughout your studies you’ll develop your research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to the highest level. You’ll also gain a strategic focus that will enable you to contribute to your own professional practice and the wider subject area. The DBA in detail The programme is offered on a flexible part-time basis and takes from 4 to 6 years to complete. It is structured in phases, which enables you to receive regular feedback to facilitate progression. Years 1 and 2 Five taught modules delivered at the School (order of delivery may vary): The Ecology of Organisations Power, Control and Resistance in Organisations Change in Organisations Leadership in Organisations Research Design Workshop: Part 1 / Theory into Practice: Part 2 -Assessment is by individual written assignment for Modules 1-4. -Between Modules 4 and 5 you... [-]

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), 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. [+]

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 MQA Outcome 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... [-]

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. [+]

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

Doctorate In Business Administration

UNIVERSITÉ INTERNATIONALE DE TUNIS (UIT)
Campus Full time September 2017 Tunisia Tunis

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration - DBA is a doctoral that caters to executives and managers in business, holding an MBA or EMBA. [+]

The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration - DBA is a doctoral that caters to executives and managers in business, holding an MBA or EMBA. Training created by the Harvard Business School, Executive DBA is an international success because it allows candidates to choose research topics from the issues facing their organizations and augemente anchoring Executive DBA to business. The Executive DBA programs allow managers to get high and greatly enhance their career prospects. DBA of the thesis takes place exactly like a PhD, in terms of discipline, effort and contribution to knowledge. The Doctorate of Businness Admnistration is the equivalent of PhD according to the US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. As opposed to the PhD is aimed at basic training in full-time students, the DBA is designed for professionals in business. The International University of Tunis and Paris Academy of Management Science this offer doctoral training to complement the professional skills of managers with academic qualifications. Holders of DBA executive are particularly sought after by business schools and international Executive Institute training of large organizations, and sometimes medium to search for highly qualified teachers. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration

IPAG Business School
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris Nice + 1 more

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an executive, research-oriented doctorate in business administration. [+]

D.B.A. 2017. Sabi University and Business Institute and Ipag Business School have signed an agreement to offer a blended dual degree programme in Doctor of Business Administration.The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an executive, research-oriented doctorate in business administration. The DBA programme mainly consists of conducting independent research on a chosen topic and the writing of a dissertation. The research mastered in the programme would then be applied to making a direct contribution to business practices. Throughout the duration of the programme, students will undertake independent study of a chosen topic and work closely with a supervisor who will offer them guidance and support. Once their study is complete and students have written a dissertation presenting their results, they will have to defend their dissertation through a viva voce (oral) examination in front of a grand jury. DBA students must complete the course, seminars and workshops during the first semester of their studies. Modules Research and Methodology Analysis and Critique 1 and 2 Leadership 1 and 2 International Business Management Managing Organizational Change and Developments Business English Human Resource Management All DBA students must pass the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE) before a jury at the end of the first semester after completing their courses, seminars and workshops successfully. [-]

Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

Humboldt International University
Online Part time 36 months March 2018 USA USA Online

The Doctoral of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree prepares leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through developing people and processes, and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. [+]

The Doctoral of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree prepares leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through developing people and processes, and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The Doctoral Degree program incorporates a protocol of dissertation work, a research proposal and a dissertation thesis. Progress through the program will be developed by connections between learning and planned career tasks, applying theories to leadership challenges at the students’ organization. Dissertation work will identify a specific organizational challenge. Once data is gathered related to your identified problem, student will analyze the data, considering related literature on the topic. Student will identify solutions to address the core issue of research based on new insights and ideas. Through this process, student will demonstrate the ability to generate, and transform organizational leadership knowledge. Core Courses DBA 8000 Issues and Trends DBA 8001 Leadership to Shape the Future DBA 8002 Mergers and Acquisitions DBA 8003 Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital DBA 8004 Organizational Theories and Processes DBA 8005 Economic and Competitive Intelligence Research Courses DBR 9008 Information Search for Research DBR 9009 Design and Research Methodologies DBR 9010 Applied Statistics in Research DBR 9011 Collection and Analysis of Research Data Dissertation DBD 9012 Dissertation Project DBD 9013 Dissertation Proposal DBD 9014 Doctoral Dissertation Defense [-]

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... [-]