Doctor of Business Administration Program

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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 (MW)
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. [+]

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.... [-]


Self-Paced DBA

ISM - International School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 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 January 2018 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.... [-]


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.

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International DBA

Business School Netherlands
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2018 Netherlands Buren

Fulfil your ambition Do you have the desire to take your professional development to the next level? The DBA International programme is offered in English to Senior Professionals, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Managers looking to experience professional advancement, develop research skills as well as a strong scientific attitude through the encouragement of original research at doctorate level whilst adding new theory and/or findings to the existing body of knowledge. [+]

You are an experienced, successful Senior Professional, Senior Manager or Chief Executive Officer. You have an MBA or similar qualification. You feel that you need a deeper understanding of the issues you face and a more systematic way of investigating options and possibilities. You feel that only by stepping back and taking the time, and putting the issues you face into a broader context of theoretical knowledge, will you be able to develop the kinds of breakthrough solutions you are looking for. You are enthusiastic about personal, professional and organizational development and are motivated to contribute to management thinking and practice by researching and developing new ways of doing things.... [-]


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 Summary

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 YearsMode 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.... [-]


The International Executive Doctorate (DBA+PhD)

TIAS School for Business and Society
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

This unique combination of a DBA from Cranfield + a PhD from Tilburg University ensures results of an unmatched quality, having an impact on the future of both your career and your organisation. [+]

Why TiasNimbas for this programme?This unique combination of a DBA+PhD ensures results of an unmatched quality, having an impact on both the future of your career and the future of your organisation.Participant Profile For senior executives average age 45 with MBA or equivalent and substantial professional experience. Course Content The focus of the programme is a series of three thematically linked projects which are designed to explore a management issue of your choice.

Year 1 - Research Methodology Course Researcher Development

Developing as a researcher and developing your research Organisation theory and research philosophy Quantitative research approaches Qualitative research approaches Personal development ... [-]

DBA programme

Durham University Business School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Durham

The 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. [+]

The 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. ... [-]

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.

Program Aims and Learning Outcomes

The program aims at producing graduates who are capable of generating and disseminating new knowledge, as well as responding to changing business environment and the interest of stakeholders. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:... [-]


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. [+]

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 organizational 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.

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Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

IAE Nice Graduate School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2018 Lebanon Beirut

The DBA is intended for executives and managers wishing to engage in a high-level reflection while pursuing their professional activity. [+]

DBA: Doctorate in Business Administration

Training on General Management

Target: Holder of a master’s degree

Minimum experience: 10 years

Language: French

Objective

The DBA is intended for executives and managers wishing to engage in a high-level reflection while pursuing their professional activity.

An international diploma

The DBA is delivered by ESA Business School as partner of the Management School at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Course structure

Duration: 3 years (in agreement with the administrative manager, the scientific director may decide, in certain circumstances, to extend this period by one year). Courses are held once a month. ... [-]


DBA

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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). [+]

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 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 elements (during the first 18 months) and research elements (ongoing).

The taught element of the DBA comprises of four doctoral level courses: Personal and Organisational 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.... [-]


DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration

Nottingham Business School DBA Office
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), with equivalent academic standing as a PhD, 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. [+]

Doctor of Business Administration Level(s) of study: Postgraduate research Study mode(s): Part-time (day) Location: City Campus Starting: September 2018 Course duration: 4 year(s)

The NBS Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is one of the oldest in the UK and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and in this time, we have had over 100 completions. The programme continues to attract chief executive officers and senior managers from around the globe, with participants from many prestigious private and publication organisations, including CapGemini Iberia, the United Nations, Nova Business School, the Oman Embassy in the US and KPMG, amongst others.

The NBS 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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]