SSBM DBA/Doctorate Programs

General

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Program Description

We offer different types of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs:

  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Geneva campus)
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Research track (Geneva campus)
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Online)
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Online)
  • Executive DBA/Doctoral degree (Online)
  • Double Degree DBA Strategic Management (Geneva-Zagreb-Moscow / Blended)
  • Double Degree DBA Strategic Management (Geneva-Zagreb-Moscow / Online)

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DBA - Dissertation/Research track (Geneva or Online)

Dissertation track

The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop a professional practice at the highest level. 

DBA program is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, or Online.

It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry that is designed for mid-career executives who have already completed the MBA (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.

The dissertation track is requiring students to deliver a dissertation/monologue thesis at the end of their DBA program.

Research DBA track will guide you to enter the academic world with the objective of publishing your work in various academic journals and conferences.

As far as supervision of thesis research is concerned it is to be noted that the DBA thesis supervisor generally looks at the scientific work being prepared by the student, supervises it, and is committed to ensuring that quality standards of the work are being met. A supervisor is a person with the requisite academic qualification and experience in the chosen field of thesis research. The supervisor has expert knowledge of the field in which the student is carrying out his/her research. The Supervisor’s task is to guide the DBA student from the commencement of the research through the oral presentation and defense of the completed research work (DBA viva).

The total duration for completing the DBA program is a minimum o two (2) academic years or less which depends on the student’s motivation to deliver the thesis.

Which topic?

Any topic can be considered that deals with management, finance, HR, or any other related themes such as:

  • General management
  • HR topics
  • Business topics
  • Supply chain
  • Finance, etc.

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Executive DBA Doctorate (Geneva or Online)

The Executive DBA doctoral program in business administration will challenge you to take your thinking and performance to a new level. You will become a recognized expert and contributor to the most important business and societal challenges by making significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field as you move toward C-suite leadership level.

The Executive DBA is delivered in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia that is a publicly recognized and accredited university with a double world-known accreditations AACSB and EPAS.

The Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb is AACSB and EPAS accredited. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is known worldwide as the most highly esteemed form of accreditation an institution and its business programmes can earn. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement.

Which topic?

Any topic can be considered that deals with management, finance, HR, or any other related themes such as:

  • General management (e.g., IT Security, Sport Management, Finance Management, etc.)
  • HR topics
  • Business topics
  • Supply chain
  • Finance, etc.

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Double Degree DBA Strategic Management (Geneva - Zagreb - Moscow)

This unique double degree DBA (Doctor of Business Administration program) program was designed in collaboration with EMAS Business School (Eurasian Management and Administration School), one of the best business schools in Russia, voted #1 in Russia among business schools offering online DBA programs.

The double-degree DBA program is a top-class consulting and education program for those who need to obtain modern management skills with a focus on the usage of practical skills. 

The objective of this Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is to provide participants with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the strategic management field and to develop a professional practice at the highest level. 

The Double-Degree DBA program is taught in English and brings 200 ECTS through 20 courses. The program follows the BLENDED approach with a mix of online and on-campus lectures. Each student is required to attend 1 week in Geneva, Switzerland, or Zagreb, Croatia + 1 week in Moscow, Russia. The rest of the lectures take place online. EMAS and SSBM use state-of-the-art online learning platforms to offer their students unique learning experience.

It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry, which is designed for mid-career executives who have already completed an MBA program (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their Strategic Management knowledge in the field.

The total duration for completing the double degree DBA program is 2-3 academic years or less, depending on the student’s motivation to deliver the thesis.

Admissions

  • MBA (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized higher education institution
  • A Master’s degree in management (or associated discipline) with a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience
  • A Master’s degree in a field other than management (or related discipline) but with a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience
  • Grade transcripts
  • Your CV or resume
  • ID or passport copy
  • One photo

Curriculum (Geneva  or Online)

Year 1

  • Research Methodology I
  • Research Methodology II
  • Publish or Perish – Preparing for the Journal Review Process (seminar)
  • Paper Clinic in General Management (seminar)
  • Taxonomies and Typologies in Research (seminar)

Year 2

  • Publishing in Management, Technology, and Innovation (seminar)
  • Thesis

Curriculum (Double Degree DBA)

  • Personal Performance. Time-management
  • Strategic Management. Leadership and Staff Motivation. Strategic Thinking. Creating Personal Brand of the Manager
  • Strategic Management. Market modeling, analysis, and forecasting. Business modeling and sales forecasting of a company and competitors
  • Strategic Management. Company Strategy. Strategic Goal Setting. Strategy Formulation
  • Strategic Management. Determination of Target Segments. Determination of Market Position. Branding and Brand Management
  • Strategic Management. Change Management. Effective Implementation of the Decisions
  • Strategic Management. Corporate Culture Management
  • Production Management. Lean Production and Quick Response Manufacturing
  • HR-Management
  • Operations Management. Day-to-day management
  • Sales Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Business Innovation Management
  • Tax Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Marketing. Marketing-management
  • Business Presentation Skills
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial statement analysis and Company Valuation
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making

Experts in Business Education

SSBM is “Experts in Business Education”. Our core values stand on:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Connectivity
  • Expertise

We offer Swiss quality through unique Experience, Exchange, Everywhere, and Engagement.

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SSBM Connect

How about connecting with your peers, alumni, students, professors, industry leaders, and companies we work with?

SSBM enables this through our unique and innovative “SSBM Connect” platform where you can engage, interact, and socialize with the SSBM community!

Our Campuses

SSBM Geneva offers the educational programs at 4 locations: Geneva (Switzerland), Zagreb (Croatia), Shanghai (China), and Moscow (Russia).

Alumni

Networking is one of our core strategic directions.

SSBM has signed a strategic partnership with MBA clubs enabling SSBM MBA students to become members of the MBA Alumni Club. This will provide to our MBA students new networking opportunities to connect with peers from the same but also different industries as one of SSBM’s main objectives is to have a diverse student body.

Still Wondering Why Study at SSBM?

  • SSBM is a truly innovative and leading business and management school that aims at taking education to a new level!
  • We aim at providing a superior learning experience that will have a direct impact on your professional development.

With our unique programs, you will strengthen your strategic vision, efficiency, and leadership to manage today’s organizations.

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Apply To SSBM

The Application Process

Applications go through the SSBM’s admissions website.

The admissions team looks for evidence of academic ability as well as indications of past performance and future potential.

If you have questions or would like help with your application, please feel free to contact our dedicated team at any point in your application process at admissions@ssbm.ch

  • Step 1
    • Prepare Your CV/Resume
      Professional Resume (in pdf format)
  • Step 2
    • Fill the Application form
      Send us your Application form (in pdf format)
  • Step 3
    • Your Photo
      Professional Photo (jpg or pdf format)
  • Step 4
    • ID document
      Passport/ID document or driver’s license (jpg or pdf format)
  • Step 5
    • Grades transcript
      Most recent transcript or diploma (pdf format only).
  • Step 6
    • Submit
      Submit all documents from Steps 1-5 and send it to us by email. The application process should not take more than 10 minutes. Once the application form has been submitted, we will send you full details on the next steps.

Tuition fees

  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Geneva campus): 20.000 EUR
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Research track (Geneva campus): 22.000 EUR
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Online): 9.000 EUR
  • DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation track (Online): 13.000 EUR
  • Executive DBA/Doctoral degree (Online): 15.000 EUR
  • Double Degree DBA Strategic Management (Geneva-Zagreb-Moscow / Blended): 22.000 EUR
  • Double Degree DBA Strategic Management (Geneva-Zagreb-Moscow / Online): 20.000 EUR

The tuition fees are for the full program duration. There are no other hidden fees.

Things To Know First

The Common Application is required for students applying to any of SSBM’s programs.

For some of the degrees you have to fulfill some minimum requirements:

  • To attend our MBA program you must have at least 180 ECTS from your previous degree.
  • Our doctoral degree is open to anyone who already holds a Master/MBA degree or has extensive professional experience. You must have at least 180 ECTS from your previous degree.
  • Our Certificate programs do not have any strict requirements and can be taken by anyone who has acquired or is in the progress of receiving a bachelor's degree.

When To Apply?

You can join our program at any moment once the Admission Committee reviews your application. Be certain that you have the necessary qualification for each of our programs. SSBM will review your qualifications during the course of your studies. SSBM reserves the right not to award you a degree if the admission criteria are not met.

What is Next?

After being admitted to our programs, you will receive a letter of admission. Having processed the payment, you will receive an email with your login credentials and will be granted access to our Learn Management System.

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Last updated Jul 2020

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