Doctorate of Business Administration 


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.

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Online delivery

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.  

Course Fees

Application fee : € 200
Tuition Fees : € 5,900 per year*
*Discounted price for complete advance payment. Full price €6,490. Payment 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.


The DBA programme is a fast track program that takes place entirely ONLINE. Students can complete the program within 2 academic years, giving them a Swiss quality doctorate degree. The programme has 240 ECTS (European Transfer Credit System).

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                                      Entreprenuerial Innovation Management    Business Technology & Innovation
Research methodology and design
Formulation of Research problem
Data collection and analysis

Second Year
Publishing in Management
Entrepreneurial innovation management
Contemporary business issues (technology and innovation)

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


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
Reference letters from a former academic institution or from current employer (if applicable)
Completion of the Thesis Proposal Form


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