Focused on globalization, the UBIS DBA experience challenges you to sharpen your critical and analytical expertise. You will develop your research skills to become an expert in your field with a proven ability to think outside of the box. The program is designed to fit the demanding lifestyle of executives and professionals, meaning that you can take your career to the next level whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
This is a 60-credit program in which 20 credits are based on relevant business topics, 25 credits are based on learning how to research, and 15 credits are based on executing your dissertation. Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation. Moreover, our very practical DBA is based on skills rather than merely research like other Doctorate programs. We will also help you perfect your public speaking abilities which we know is very important for any professional career.
The UBIS DBA research and thesis portion of the program consists primarily of individual research, under the supervision of qualified professors who provide a broad range of expertise as well as an international reputation. The program can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, as well as non-traditional topics depending on students’ needs. Virtually all topics are accepted as long as the research is connected to management.
During the program you will be guided by a professor with a deep understanding of the field you will be studying but at the end of the day the expert on the particular topic will be you.
UBIS offers students the unique experience and opportunity to engage on a personalized academic learning environment, while maintaining the flexibility and convenience of immersive online coursework throughout their program in our global campus, along with students from 40+ countries.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to a local and global businesses environment and to respond artfully to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as leaders in local and global business organizations, nongovernmental organizations and international entities, as well as in the capacity of local and global entrepreneurs.
To receive a Doctorate of Business Administration, students must earn 60 US semester credit hours that are equal to 14 courses, a comprehensive doctoral exam, and successful defense of a dissertation.
Graduates of the Doctorate of Business Administration are able to:
Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline
Demonstrate support of current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments
Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems
Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions
Who is the typical UBIS Doctoral Student?
Graduates of the Doctorate of Business Administration are able to: The expectation is that UBIS Doctoral students are mis-career middle management professionals and organizational leaders as well as entrepreneurs with industry expereince either working for an organization or running their own bussiness.
The UBIS DBA: Time Frame and Learning Formats
To receive a Doctorate of Business Administration, students must earn 60 US semester credit hours that are equal to 14 courses, a comprehensive doctoral exam, and successful defense of a dissertation. See chart below for credits. In its accelarted format , the UBIS DBA can be finished in 2.5 years. Currently the DBA is only offered online due to the travel restrictions imposed by the pandameic. In the future, the UBIS DBA will be offered in a blended format.
The UBIS DBA faculty are either academics, academic practitioners, or industry experts. Amongst our academic faculty a number have started and exited their own businesses, so they speak your language. More importantly our faculty have global experience, having taught in the Americas, South East Asia (including China), South Asia, Africa, India, Central, East and West Europe as well as Russia.
Must submit the Application Form with the following documents & complete a personal interview with a Global Admissions Representative:
• Online Application and Fee
• Transcripts: Must hold a master’s degree, or equivalent.
• Demonstrated English proficiency: Previous evidence or IELTS or TOFEL are accepted.
• Identification: Scan (front and back) of Government issued Identification.
• Letter of Intent and Motivation for Program Acceptance: minimum 250-word letter indicating intentions and interest.
• CV/Resume: Description of professional and academic experiences.
• Recommendation Letter: Letter from candidate’s previous educational institution or employer.
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