The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers a high quality of effective and practical oriented top business further education. It provides professionals the opportunity to reach the next level in their academic and career path - in a reasonable time and cost frame.
If you want to further your career with enhanced research and methodological skills that differentiate you from the mass of Master's degrees in the education market, then a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree provides you a path to that goal. The DBA is a doctoral degree that corresponds to a conventional Ph.D. program, but focuses on the application of business theory in practice, policy or strategy within the context of the individual’s workplace or another professional practice. Fully recognized by American, British, and Swiss higher education authorities, a DBA provides working professionals the opportunity to go to the next level in their academic and career progression and achieve a doctoral degree and title.
In cooperation with the SGMI Management Institute (Switzerland) the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham (UK) offers working professionals a 3-4 year doctoral program consisting of 4 taught modules in the first 18 months, followed by research and dissertation completion in the remaining months. The University of Gloucestershire is a leading and recognized business school in the United Kingdom, with a vibrant and growing DBA program.
The generic profile for the DBA challenge is a Bachelors degree from an accredited university or university of applied sciences, an Executive MBA (EMBA) or consecutive Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited university or university of applied sciences (alternatively an EMBA, MA or MSc in an allied business subject), excellent English skills, and substantive management experience. After completing the admissions process, a candidate joins a cohort. With intakes every October, each doctoral cohort of between 10 - 20 participants proceeds to Cheltenham, UK for the taught modules. 3 years later the DBA candidate has completed his dissertation, oral defense, and is awarded the coveted Doctor title from a leading British university--and is ready for the next step in the career.
Leading professionals and high responsibles with several years of working experience in the industrial or economic sector. This study offers scientifically well-founded and at the same time practically oriented qualification. With the doctoral thesis, the participants reach an expert level in the researched topic.