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Doctorate of Business Administration 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The DBA programme is a research-based program, with a practical approach, designed for professionals who have already completed an MBA or an equivalent qualification and are looking to expand their knowledge in the field.

The duration of the DBA programme is 3 academic years but it can be completed in less time, depending on the student’s motivation to deliver the final project.

SSBR is accredited by:

EduQua

Online delivery

Virtual classroom lectures, webinars and tutorials, practical learning, projects, and learning through research.

Flexible programme

All programs are totally flexible and can be started at any time. Work at your own pace.

Support 24/7

Our support team is available every day to make sure that your education runs smoothly.  

Swiss and UK Accreditations

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland recognized  by the Swiss Confederate Government.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) in the UK.

Course Fees

Application fee : Non-refundable, paid with application : € 200
Tuition Fees : € 2950 per semester 

*Payment instalment plans are available. 

Teaching methodologies

The main teaching and learning methods at SSBR includes virtual classroom lectures, webinars and tutorials, practical learning, projects, and learning through research.

Assessment and verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

Flexible courses to fit around your busy schedule

Highly qualified and experienced professors available to help you get the qualification you deserve.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE DBA?

The DBA programme is a fast track program that takes place primarily ONLINE. Students can complete the program within 2 academic years, giving them a Swiss quality doctorate degree.

The programme has seminars and research sessions during an intensive weekend which take place in London, Zurich or Barcelona.

Our DBA students are guided throughout the entire programme, from commencement through the defense of the final research project (DBA viva).

First year
Introduction to Management Research
Strategic Management
Research methodology and design
Formulation of Research problem
Sampling
Data collection and analysis
Second Year
Publishing in Management
Entrepreneurial innovation management
Contemporary business issues (technology and innovation)
Thesis

The DBA dissertation should include:
(1) title page, (2) dedication page (optional),
(3) table of contents, including List of Tables and List of Figures pages,
(4) abstract, (5) acknowledgments page (optional),
(6) list of abbreviations, (7) dissertation body (Introduction, methods,
results and discussion and a final chapter/conclusion)
(8) reference list and (9) appendices (optional).

Word count: 40,000-50,000 words EXCLUDING appendices.

Admissions Requirements

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a related field
IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 75 (official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 2 years.
Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, certificates
Extensive previous business/professional experience
Photocopy of a valid passport/national ID
Resume/CV
Reference letters from a former academic institution or from current employer (if applicable)
Completion of the Thesis Proposal Form

ADMISSIONS 2020

Applications are open for Fall 2020 intake. Apply now and save your seat! 

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