Doctor of Business Administration Program

Compare 46 DBA Programs 2017/2018

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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)

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. [+]

D.B.A. 2017/2018. 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,... [-]

Doctorate of Business Administration - Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time 3 years Switzerland Gland

The main focus of research is on the innovative integration of business knowledge with sustainable development issues. Specifically, economic growth, environmental management and social fairness are constituent parts of all DBA projects [+]

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

Self-Paced DBA

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 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 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 ... [-]

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. 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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. 2017/2018. 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 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. [+]

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 business research... [-]

DBA in International Business

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

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

Doctorate in Business Administration

 

Objectives of the DBA

 

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

 

Language

French/English

 

Studying Options

It is possible to study for thisboth Onsite and Online.

 

Methodology

Seminars One-to-one supervising Independent research Experiments

 

Career Perspectives

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


Doctorate of Business Administration

American Graduate School of Business (AGSB)
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months February 2018 Switzerland La Tour-de-Peilz + 1 more

The Doctoral Program at the American Graduate School of Business aims to incrementally develop students’ higher order business skills and competencies along with an enhanced emphasis on conducting and interpreting research. This program is differentiated from AGSB’s Masters in International Business (MIBA) degree which emphasizes professional business management with a global scope. [+]

The Doctoral Program at the American Graduate School of Business aims to incrementally develop students’ higher order business skills and competencies along with an enhanced emphasis on conducting and interpreting research. This program is differentiated from AGSB’s Masters in International Business (MIBA) degree which emphasizes professional business management with a global scope. While both the DBA and the MIBA continue to inculcate in students managerial training and competencies, the DBA further includes a higher emphasis on theoretical formulation and on conducting and interpreting research. In keeping with the latter objective, doctoral business students are typically exposed to a wider variety of readings involving journal and research articles, as opposed to predominantly textbook based material. Further, the DBA students are expected to perform at an incrementally higher level in regards to the analysis and synthesis of a wide range of business material. Level: Graduate Duration: 12 - 36 months Enrolment status: Full/Part time Intakes: January, April and September Scholarships: Available Payment plans: Upon request Internship: Available, required Dual degree: Available Our DBA students are business professionals looking to acquire additional qualifications as a researcher. Typically they have significant business work experience and managerial knowledge, have already acquired an MBA (or a Masters in a Business discipline), and now desire to complement their knowledge as a business practitioner by becoming a more knowledgeable scholar and researcher. Their aspiration is to broaden their profile of capabilities, rather than just incrementally deepen their existing knowledge base as a business practitioner. In particular, those desirous... [-]

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. [+]

D.B.A. 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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.... [-]


The Bradford DBA

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Part time 4 - 6 years June 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

In taking your DBA at Bradford, you will be studying with people from a wide range of nationalities. Countries in Europe, America and Africa are particularly strongly represented on the programme. [+]

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The University of Bradford School of Management is one of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools with the "Triple Crown" of accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). The School is consistently ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools.

The Bradford DBA is the pinnacle of management education. This doctoral degree is as academically rigorous as a PhD but is designed for senior, experienced professional managers – average age 42 (with a range between 31 and 68) – and is highly applicable within your specific sector and career.

For MBA (or equivalent) graduates looking for the next challenge in your career, the Bradford DBA provides an unprecedented fast-track to the status of global expert in your chosen field. You will make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your area of expertise while studying part time and remaining at work, which will act as a powerful asset to you, your company and your industry.... [-]


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 programme

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 6 years August 2018 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. [+]

D.B.A. 2017/2018. 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... [-]