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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 - 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 [+]

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

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 South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York + 11 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 Libya Libya Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Bahrain Bahrain Online Yemen Yemen Online + 26 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. [+]

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 of the... [-]

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. 2017. 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... [-]

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

Management Development Centre International
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Bahrain Manama United Kingdom London Durham Kuwait Kuwait City Oman Muscat Qatar Doha Saudi Arabia Al Khobar Riyadh + 12 more

A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers a new route to a Doctoral qualification. It is designed specifically for experienced leaders in the private, public and third sectors. [+]

UK University Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) locally supported by MDCI A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) offers a new route to a Doctoral qualification. It is 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". Furthermore the DBA seeks to push forward the boundaries of professional practice. The result is an enhanced capacity in thought leadership for organisational change, and greater preparedness for senior management and/or consultancy roles. UK and GCC workshops, covering essentials of doctoral research Assessment by assignment, a publishable paper, thesis and oral defence of the thesis Already 70+ successful graduates with MDCI GCC/UK support Register your interest, subject area and highest academic qualification Six modules are 'facilitated' and one is the independent research thesis. All of the modules are compulsory. The first two years are spent developing your knowledge and skills in research methods, reflective practice, and research leadership and governance. When you have successfully completed the facilitated modules, you progress to the research thesis. The thesis will typically take a further two years to complete. Entry Requirements Applicants will need to meet all of the following criteria: hold a Master’s degree in a business-related subject, completed within the last ten years have a minimum of five years' work experience, at least some of which should be at a senior level be employed in a... [-]

Doctoral program

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo + 1 more

The significance of doctoral program within the Bologna concept of studies was first defined in the so-called “2003-Berlin Communiqué”. It was later confirmed in the so-called “Bergen [+]

III cycle program: Doctoral program

 

The significance of doctoral program within the Bologna concept of studies was defined in the so-called “2003-Berlin Communiqué”. It was later confirmed in the “Bergen Communiqué” of May 2005, which definitely paved the path for the development of doctoral programs within the EU system of higher education (EHEA). In almost all EUA documents, doctoral studies have been defined as one of priorities for EU universities. The need for a qualitatively new and well structured doctoral program and a transparent system of monitoring students’ work has been defined as one of the main goals of the further development and integration of EU higher education area (EHEA) and EU research area (ERA). Such a program is conceived to be the first stage in young academics’ career. Advantages of doctoral studies, as defined in EHEA/EUA documents are reflected in: - Joint definition of a clear mission and vision in profiling doctoral candidates into researchers; - Ensuring a research environment and promoting cooperation in a few different disciplines; - Provision of clear managing structure for doctoral programs, status of candidates and supervisors, as well as of a clear doctoral candidate’s profile; - Re-defining the supervisor’s role; - Organizing a transparent process of candidate admission; - Providing varied forms of classes, compulsory and electives; - Ensuring broader possibilities in terms of students’ career development; - Guaranteed implementation and monitoring of quality system; - Broadening possibilities in terms of students’ mobility, and international cooperation. Duration of doctoral programs within... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration

Nilai University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Nilai + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. The research topics may include but are not limited to the following topics identified under 3 research clusters, namely: 1.Financial and Managerial Decision making & Control Vision: To produce ideas and suggests solutions to Financial and Managerial Decision Making and Control issues Management control and audit Financial Reporting and accountability Financial Analysis, Risk and Investment Leader:Professor Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham 2.Globalization of Economics and Business Vision: To be a respected research cluster producing research related to the impact and response of countries and business to globalization. Economic development Small and medium enterprises Multinational corporations Strategic outsourcing Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Lee Wai Chow 3.Management Leadership and Development Vision: To provide and encourage management capacity and capability building research. Sustainable leadership Workplace attitudes and behavior Entrepreneurship and enterprising culture HRM/HDM and talent management Strategic management and organizational issue Leader: Dr. Mandy Mok Kim Man Programme Pathway Entry Requirements Master's degree in business or a related field English Entry Requirements IELTS Band 6.0 TOEFL Paper based: 550 / Internet based: 79 For other qualifications, please consult our programme counsellors. Applicants are required... [-]

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 [-]

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. [+]

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

PhD in Business Administration

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates [+]

The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates to be successful researchers or to advance in their chosen careers. Our faculty members are excellent teachers who keep up-to-date in their disciplines through research and publication. The School’s faculty is dedicated to research and some 20 chaired professors are active in the area of Business Administration. The program fosters close interaction between students and faculty, and every doctoral student belongs to a research group specializing in a particular field of research. The SSE PhD in Business Administration is a full-time four-year program (240 ECTS credits) based in Stockholm, and has around 75 doctoral students. Doctoral students are admitted to one of four specializations in the list below. Specializations: - Accounting and Managerial Finance - Management and Organization - Marketing, Strategy and International Business - Asian Economy and Business ​- Sustainable Business Admission takes place once a year, at the beginning of February for start in September that year. A specially designed course program – Stockholm Uppsala Business Studies (SUBS) – is run jointly with Uppsala University's Department of Business Studies, and covers the full fall semester. The fall semester includes Introduction and Concluding days to the program, and four mandatory courses. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: - Proven academic record. We require a) a university level degree, b) at least three semesters of business administration courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS, and c) one... [-]

The Bradford DBA

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Part time 4 - 6 years June 2017 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 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 [-]

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... [-]