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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… 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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Sustainability Management School
Gland , Switzerland +2 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
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Hult International Business School
London , United Kingdom +5 More

Study part-time to earn the US accredited doctoral degree and accelerate your career with minimal disruption to your work and home life. New program due to launch 2021, subjec ... +

Study part-time to earn the US accredited doctoral degree and accelerate your career with minimal disruption to your work and home life. New program due to launch 2021, subject to approval. -
DBA
Part-time
30 months
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
ICADE Business School
Madrid , Spain

The DBA in Management and Technology is an executive doctoral program for senior professionals with intellectual curiosity who want to make a difference.

The DBA in Management and Technology is an executive doctoral program for senior professionals with intellectual curiosity who want to make a difference. -
DBA
Part-time
3 years
English, Spanish
Campus
 

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Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy

The Doctor of Business Administration - DBA Online offers senior executives a professional doctorate or a Business and Management equivalent of a Doctor of Laws or Doctor of M ... +

The Doctor of Business Administration - DBA Online offers senior executives a professional doctorate or a Business and Management equivalent of a Doctor of Laws or Doctor of Medicine degree. It is the highest level of professional and academic knowledge, coupled with the capacity to apply that knowledge to generating and evaluating novel solutions to important problems. The Swiss School of Management is an internationally accredited Business School. We adopt the mission of being a leading provider of business education and training, with a focus on international business and management. We emphasize intercultural, career-oriented practices while incorporating the latest advancements in theory. We provide you with a unique opportunity and experience to obtain a DBA and successfully contribute to the economic and social development locally, regionally and internationally. -
DBA DBA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
European Business University
Luxembourg City , Luxembourg

The European Business University of Luxembourg’s Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enhance executive and professiona ... +

The European Business University of Luxembourg’s Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of theory and research into complex issues in business and management. The program will be of particular benefit to experienced senior executives, consultants, management educators, and business school academics. It will enhance one’s professional capability and credibility, develop networks, and provide a firm foundation for further career development or a major career move. -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
EU Business School
Geneva , Switzerland

EU Business School’s highly competitive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to be challenging, rigorous and stimulating and to increase managerial, lea ... +

EU Business School’s highly competitive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to be challenging, rigorous and stimulating and to increase managerial, leadership and academic competencies. The program develops students’ independent- and critical-thinking skills, which enables them to master a specific field within the business. Students hone their research and analytical skills by completing an original, expert-level research project. -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Feb 2021
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 DBA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

DBA

GlobalNxt University
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for those who are interested in applied business research. DBA programs are gaining popularity over PhD programmes and ... +

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed for those who are interested in applied business research. DBA programs are gaining popularity over PhD programmes and studying DBA online has its unique advantages. Doctor in Business Administration seeks to distinctively separate you from the rest. Our DBA application process has been simplified to offer faster responses to applicants of this unique DBA course. DBA Admission is open round the year for all three intakes, January, May and September. Mail us for a quick DBA overview or ask for any other information about the DBA Degree. -
DBA
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Unicaf University (MW)
New York , USA +13 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
Campus
Online
 
Mantissa College
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

[Running own business on the survival mode? It is time to stay competitive by learning advanced managerial skills designed for upper management, executive and leadership posit ... +

[Running own business on the survival mode? It is time to stay competitive by learning advanced managerial skills designed for upper management, executive and leadership positions] . Staying competitive in business is all about knowing more practical business knowledge and forging a good business network -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Key West University
Jacksonville , USA

Students who successfully complete the KWU DBA degree program will be equipped to work in senior level managerial roles in a global business environment.

Students who successfully complete the KWU DBA degree program will be equipped to work in senior level managerial roles in a global business environment. -
DBA
Full-time
3 years
English
09 Feb 2021
02 Feb 2021
Online
 
UBIS University of Business and International Studies
Geneva , Switzerland

The Doctorate of Business of Administration from University of Business and International Studies UBIS can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, fina ... +

The Doctorate of Business of Administration from University of Business and International Studies UBIS can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, as well as non-traditional topics depending on students’ needs. Virtually all topics are accepted as long as the research is connected to management. The Doctorate degree is completed in 3 years. Each seminar lasts 6 months. -
DBA
Part-time
18 months
English
14 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Geneva Business School
Geneva , Switzerland

During years one and two of your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), you will undertake six self-study courses through our innovative online learning platform. These are ... +

During years one and two of your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), you will undertake six self-study courses through our innovative online learning platform. These are designed to equip you with the skills you will need for your business research project during your third and final year. Your project could focus on a real-life business situation or a problem that you are dealing with in your current work situation. It could also be a business idea that you want to explore or focus on or current ideas that are impacting the industry you are working in. Throughout your time at Geneva Business School you will be supported by the DBA Program Manager and the program team in Barcelona. In your final year, you will also receive direct support from an experienced professional from your field of interest. Once the project is complete, you will present it to a panel of experts in your field. -
DBA
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2021
Online
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu , USA

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, Ph.D.) program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced managers and professionals in the business arena ... +

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, Ph.D.) program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields. -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai
Dubai , United Arab Emirates

Stay one step ahead of your peers with GlobalNxt University’s Doctor in Business Administration degree. The online degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge abo ... +

Stay one step ahead of your peers with GlobalNxt University’s Doctor in Business Administration degree. The online degree provides both practical and theoretical knowledge about real-world business challenges. The course covers business research as well as theories thereby equipping learners with the working knowledge of the field. The DBA degree offered by GNU is recommended for senior executives, senior managers, educators, consultants, and academicians. All the course material is made available online, keeping in mind the tight professional and personal schedules of the learners. The learning material can be accessed by learners 24*7. The course offers extensive insights into the field of business administration and will help learners become eligible for senior-level leadership opportunities. The course is aimed at improving the executive as well as the professional practice of business administration by encouraging learners to break the complex business and management issues with the application of thorough research and practical knowledge. -
DBA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Online
 

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