Doctor of Business Administration

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business

Program Description
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Doctor of Business Administration

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business

DBA – Doctor in Business Administration (Executive Doctorate or “professional doctorate”) – a practice oriented, part-time, threeyear long doctoral program, with 180 ECTS credit points.

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

Entrance examination consists of the oral examination (70%) and previous record (30%). It will be given in the end of June each year.

Minimum Requirements

  • MSc, MBA or MA level
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Two reference letters
  • Three years of work experience


The students who do not hold MSc degree from the School of Economics or School of Business have to take the following courses as prerequisite courses:

Introduction to Business (obligatory) and one elective course taken from the following list:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Informatics

Doctoral Dissertation

The DBA dissertation is possible in one of two forms: The first form is a collection of published articles, articles accepted for publication, and published material or case studies is a collection of scholarly material in a particular area to which an introduction and conclusion are provided. A doctoral dissertation in the form of a monograph is a broad, comprehensive, and in-depth treatment of particular issues in the field.

Academic Qualification

To complete the program, the student must fulfill all academic requirements for all organized forms of instruction in the academic program and the major, and must successfully defend his doctoral dissertation. When he has fulfilled all of the educational and research requirements defined by the academic program, the student in the DBA Doctoral receives the title “doktor poslovnog upravljanja” (Doctor of Business Administration“ (DBA).

Majors - Specializations for DBA

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • General Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Management Information
  • Systems
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Law
  • Tourism

Elective Courses

  • Advanced Marketing Communications
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Advanced Marketing Research
  • Advanced Business Economics
  • Advances in Cost Accounting
  • Advances in Financial Management
  • Advances in Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Strategies
  • Advances in Human Resources
  • Management
  • Advanced Business Statistics Methods
  • Advances in Management Information
  • Systems
  • Advances in Information Technology
  • Management
  • Advances in Business Law
  • Directed Reading In Business
  • Administration
  • Theory of Networks
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
3 years
Full time
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
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