Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Swiss School of Management Barcelona
The Swiss School of Management’s DBA program is specifically designed to assist our students to achieve expertise in their field. The multiple collaborations developed by SSM contribute highly to the success of this program. The highly specialized research modules, the competent Research Directors, and the exposure to industry practices solidify the place in this degree in the echelons of both the academic world and the industry.
As Academia knows no borders, the structure and content of our Doctorate program are tailor fit to the needs of our modern-day students. They can study wherever they may be in the world and our flexible schedule ensured they will be able to finish the academic requirements even with work and personal life in the middle. Students can also register anytime they are ready and have a pause when needed and come back and continue their studies and research.
The modules and seminars required to pass this course are research-oriented in preparation for the dissertation that students need to submit. This final work will be defended through a panel of experts following the protocol set by the SSM Academic Senate. The dissertation is expected to demonstrate independent empirical research which must reflect the candidate’s ability and capability to undertake dependable and original empirical research with the highest academic standard.
The DBA program is for Four (4) semesters and carries 120 European Credits. The program of studies is aligned with international standards of Higher Education and fulfills the criteria of the process of Harmonisation of higher education in Europe. It consists of Five (5) Research Modules, a Seminar Workshop series distributed within the 2-year program, and One (1) Research Colloquium. Students are required to submit several academic outputs from each of these activities to measure learning outcomes.
This degree program carries 120 ECTS including the final defended dissertation.
SSM’s Doctorate program is accredited by IACBE.