Flexi-Learn Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • If YOU want to gain advanced tools and research skills needed for strategic planning and decision making without having to leave your job.

  • If YOU want to demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to continual learning, leadership excellence and professional development.

  • If YOU would like to have a career as a lecturer, researcher or administrator in a respectable education organization, but you lack the required qualification.

  • If YOU would like to pursue a European Doctorate Degree but you are unable to leave your current commitments for 3-5 years to acheive that.

  • If YOU are working in the education sector and you are looking for career advancement and better salary but do not possess the required qualification and the experience.

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to give you the tools, knowledge, and flexibility to grow without interrupting your current plans.

In the Flexi-Learn DBA program you will experience a new level of education. We will utilize our Swiss managerial skills and experiences to prepare and teach you. Our lecturers are international experts who graduated from European and American universities with years of relevant experience and knowledge in their respective field.

The Flexi-Learn DBA program is aimed at producing graduates who are confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations; they are motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with attitude that will place them among the top in the international business marketplace.

Real Flexibility

IBAS gives students the flexibility that no other institution will allow.

The Flexi-Learn DBA program is comprised of 5 modules and a research dissertation. We teach 5 modules and each module takes 8 weeks to finish. Once we have finished teaching all the modules we will start over again. This teaching plan gives students the chance to study at their own convenience; meaning students can skip a month or more due to personal or other reasons and they can join the missed module when we teach it again.

Students can choose to join one module at a time and may not necessarily complete the entire program at one go. For example students may just want to do a few modules each summer and finish the entire program in 2- or 3-years. It is entirely up to the individual student.

After completing the 5 modules students will move into the Research & Dissertation phase.

What Makes this DBA Different?

  • Switzerland is home to one of Europe’s most renowned higher education systems.

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

  • Improve students’ research methodology and skills.

  • Improve students’ analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Train students to conduct their own research.

  • Combine theoretical learning with practical experience.

Program Structure

The program includes 5 modules and a research dissertation. Students will study selected modules specialized in business administration and research. Afterwards students will move to the Research and Dissertation phase. Students will earn a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) upon completing the requirements.

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Managerial Economics
Students study the process and context of carrying out economic-based business scholarly research.

Research Philosophy
Students study the philosophy underlying scholarly research in business and focus on understanding the basis of which knowledge is understood, theories are developed, data is analysed and the phenomenon is explained.

Research Methodology
Students study research methods in business and focus on understanding the philosophy, processes, designs and various research methods such as the experimental, surveys and correlational studies.

Advanced Statistics
Students study advanced statistical tools to analyze data for decision making. Specifically, the focus will be on understanding the basic concepts and assumptions of those tools and their nature, usage and application in real-life situations, particularly regression. Students will also be exposed to the analysis using statistical packages.

Multivariate Analysis
Students study advanced statistical tools for quantitative research. While there are many multivariate techniques of analysing data, only the commonly used ones are discussed. Emphasis is more on an application-oriented approach to multivariate analysis addressing a conceptual understanding of various statistical procedures.

Research & Dissertation Phases
Identifying and Defining Research Problem and Developing Conceptual Mode
Review of Literature
Preparing a Research Proposal
Research Design and Planning
Pilot Study and Refining Research Design
Data Collection and Processing
Data Analysis
Interpretations and Writing Draft Chapters
Writing and Completion of Dissertation

Students have 2 options to choose from in this program:

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Option 1

Students undertake 1 study trip to International Business Academy of Switzerland in Zurich to attend classes for 3 modules.

Afterwards, students will study at home with online materials and synchronized lessons for the other 2 modules which they should finish within 2 months.
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Students will have access to synchronized lessons and online materials for these 5 modules. It’s recommended for students to finish each module within 2 months.
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After completing the 5 modules, students will start their research & dissertation.

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Option 2

Students undertake 2 study trips to International Business Academy of Switzerland in Zurich to attend classes for 3 and 2 modules respectively during each study trip.

Students will then have access to synchronized lessons and online materials for the modules after each study trip. It’s recommended that students finish the modules within 2 months.
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After completing the 5 modules, students will start their research & dissertation.

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Evaluation & Awarding

For each module students will complete assignments and a project paper with presentation based on practical real-life scenarios.

Students will complete various assignments during the research phase and finally write & submit their dissertation.

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Students who fulfil the requirements will be awarded an Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from International Business Academy of Switzerland (IBAS).