Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration program is aimed at producing students who are confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations. The graduates are motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with the attitude that can put them ahead in the international business marketplace. They will be experts in their field of research and possess critical thinking in solving business-oriented problems.

The program duration is 3 years but can be finalized in minimum 2 years.

Students will study selected modules specialized in business administration during the first year. They will finish each module within a period of 4 to 8 weeks. They will then move to do Research and Dissertation phase which can take 1- to 2-years. Once they graduate, students will be awarded Doctor of Business Administration.

Duration 2 to 3 years – 180 ECTS
Study Mode Onsite full-time or part-time
Intakes Monthly
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Entry Requirements Master’s or Equivalent &  IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Medium of Teaching English
Exit Requirements Pass all Courses & Final Thesis

Why Study the DBA Program?

  • Yield the benefits of Switzerland’s higher education reputation.

  • Lecturers with excellent qualifications and experience in the respective field.

  • Master research methodology and skills.

  • Improve analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Enables students to conduct their own research.

  • Combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

Career Opportunities

A Doctorate in Business Administration sets you apart from the crowd, signifying to employers not only business proficiency but also a commitment towards personal and organizational growth. As a DBA holder, you will have a wide range of career opportunities. Here’s just a sample of jobs you can pursue with a Doctor of Business Administration:

  • Private Corporation and Non-profit Sectors:
    • Consultant – Management, Research, etc.
    • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Education:
    • Administration
    • Academic
  • Government Institutions
    • Administration, Management, etc.
    • Research & Development

DBA Program Structure

Students will study selected modules specialized in business administration as follows:

Modules Credit Hours
Strategic Marketing 6
Managerial Economics 6
International Business 6
Advanced Accounting and Finance 6
Organizational Leadership 6
Strategic Management 6
Research Philosophy 6
Research Methodology 6
Advanced Statistics 6
Multivariate Analysis 6
Research & Dissertation 120