Doctor of Business Administration


Program Description

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Advance Your Expertise at ABMS Connect with learners and leaders just like you in our online doctoral programs. You will go as far as your mind will take you as a doctoral student at ABMS. For Academic Researchers and Educators This is the highest educational level you can study at ABMS Open University. The fields of business administration are expanding at a rapid pace all around the globe. There is a great deal of diversity associated with this field and in the present complicated economical situations organizations demand strong skills and leadership qualities from their employees. For meeting these kinds of requirements more and more individuals that are associated with the field of business administration are showing interests in attaining Doctorate in Business Administration qualification. Actually, the main thing is that in the modern tough economic conditions every industry needs skilled administrators. In this scenario, if you will prefer studying a Doctorate in Business Administration, then surely you will provide a strong backing to your employment-related opportunities. Doctor of Business Administration that is also known as DBA is a very diverse qualification that holds great significance. It is considered equivalent to PhD, but in reality DBA stresses more upon practical approaches rather than theoretical aspects. Normally DBA is pursued by those professionals who are directly involved in the corporate world. If you are interested in pursuing this qualification, then it is better to get maximum information about the admission criteria that is associated. Forgetting enrolled in a Doctorate in Business Administration program you will have to possess the below-mentioned qualifications. A Master in the same field or a management experience of seven years, plus any Bachelor or equivalent is required for getting enrolled in the ABMS Open University of Switzerland. The duration of course is one year plus thesis. Actually DBA is a professional qualification that has been designed for individuals who are Postgraduate Diploma holders like MBA and want to extend their knowledge and skills to explore maximum opportunities related to their field. DBA is actually a practical study program that is all related to research in a particular area of business and is mostly taken by practicing managers so very often it is offered as a part-time study program. Many of you must be interested to know the difference between PhD and Doctor of Business Administration. Actually DBA is a qualification that is designed for professionals that have decent experience associated with them and is more related with research that shows relevance with management related issues whereas, PhD focuses more upon theoretical aspects and gaining new knowledge. As far as DBA is concerned an important point to mention is that DBA is a qualification that holds equivalent status as of a PhD. In fact, it can be stated with confidence that DBA is perfect qualification that can show compatibility with the requirements of modern business world. Many employers provide a better reception to it even better than PhD and the main reason present behind is that it covers a broader perspective of practical knowledge. DBA qualification is being offered by many noted universities of this world, but your preference should always be to get enrolled in accredited universities. In the end it can be stated that DBA is the right qualification that is present to entertain the requirements of professionals that hold a Master so you should pursue it. At this level students are given the full knowledge not just know-how, our students should be able to come with new theory themselves and should be able to manage big team and teach young professionals how to do things better, they introduced to management as an academic discipline. They are taught business against a background of cultural difference as it is manifested in the worldwide business industry. Our Business Study Programs will prepare you for today’s challenges to be a better leader and to be able to solve problems you will face in any business field, Our Graduates will improve their capacity understand and communicate effectively with their staff and work colleague, think Independently and work in a team to thrive in work situations. Business Administration has been ranked the most sought study in the world, a survey made by other Universities, showed that a graduate from a business School earns in average $45,200 (NACE Salary Survey). Did you know that Switzerland Management Education has been ranked 1 worldwide by the World Economic Forum?, If you are interested in Business Administration and want to be a future manager or get a better position, then you should apply today to Study with us. All our study programs are made for you to be able to finish within one academic year. In our doctorate programs, you will:

  • Develop and practice innovative research methods.
  • Earn the highest quality of education.
  • Achieve the expertise to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Become a successful doctoral researcher and educator.

Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July, and October The Doctorate will take your leadership to the next level. In our doctoral programs, you will:

  • Study and apply innovative research methods.
  • Combine applied research and professional practice.
  • Prepare to make an impact in policy and practice.
  • Learn strategies to facilitate more effective, adaptable organizations and create positive change.
  • Become a more innovative leader in your field.


  • Global Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Information System Analyses
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Electronic Research Methods
  • Dynamic Websites

Admission Requirements:

Duration: one-year Study program + Thesis (thesis takes from 1 - 4 years) Diploma: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Age: Minimum age 25 years Previous study: Master or equivalent OR 7 years Management Experience + a Bachelor or equivalent English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school) Study Method: Online Fee: 3050 Euro per Semester, European Qualifications Framework: this program is equivalent to EQF Level 8 Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable).

Last updated Mar 2018

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We offer a range of online study programs starting from Associate Bachelor Degree up to Doctorate Degree, including Masters and Bachelors study programs, all our Studies can be done in ONE academic ye ... Read More

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