Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) University of Vaasa Executive Education
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a Doctoral level, research-based qualification, designed to make a contribution to the enhancement of trans-disciplinary practice in management as well as contribution to knowledge via the application and development of theoretical frameworks, methods, and techniques. A DBA emphasizes the novel application of theory, rather than the creation and testing of theory (EQUAL Network Doctoral Guidelines).
The DBA will be an innovative doctoral-level program that supports and complements the traditional Ph.D. programs at the business school level.
The Vaasa DBA enables candidates and early-stage researchers to realize their professional aspirations by allowing them to bridge the praxis–theory gap, acquire advanced skills and techniques, and access multiple career paths by facilitating a change in career direction with a terminal – the highest Doctoral program in Business and Management.
Critical success factors are the alignment of organizational objectives with innovative research projects of selected executives and high potential managers in private, community-led, and public organizations who will develop an ecosystem of learners at the highest level and propose solutions to grand societal challenges in core areas of the University’s strengths in energy, sustainability, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in digital and global health management, among others.
Our approach to learning
Small selective intake to facilitate a high degree of peer-to-peer interactions and learning within cohorts.
A very high faculty to DBA candidates ratio including the appointment of a supervisory team for each and every student.
Face-to-face supervision and technology-enhanced online tutoring throughout the programme from dedicated supervisory teams, including local faculty and experts to support your research journey throughout the programme.
Experiential learning modules with customised visits to world-leading institutions in addition to attending at least two international campus locations.