Doctorate of Business Administration
The DBA programme is a fast-track programme for professionals looking for that final step-up from a master’s and are already in a career. It is a research-based programme, 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.
You will study online with practical learning, projects, and real-time research with Google G-Suite for Education, alongside 80 million educators and students worldwide.
Unlike traditional universities, we have intakes happening throughout the year. All programmes are totally flexible, and you can work at your own pace and convenience.
Our Professors, renowned educators, and support team are available to make sure that your journey to attaining a Doctorate is seamless.
Credits transfers for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available, subject to restrictions. Please enquire with our admissions department for credit transfer RPL.
Application fee : € 100 (non-refundable) and Administrative fees: € 100 (paid on acceptance)
Tuition Fees : € 6,490 per year.
Discounts available for payments made in full prior to commencing the programme.
Assessment and verification
Flexible courses to fit around your busy schedule
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE DBA?
The DBA programme is a fast-track programme that takes place entirely ONLINE. Students can complete the program within 2 academic years. 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) by the SSBR DBA Mentors and Supervisors.
SSBR is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). SSBR has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an independent, government-approved accreditation body specialising in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organisations and online and distance education providers, both in the UK and overseas. ASIC examines the institution as a whole including the administration systems, teaching and delivery of the courses to ensure that the required standards are being met.
Introduction to Management Research
Strategic Management Entrepreneurial Innovation Management Business Technology & Innovation
Research methodology and design
Formulation of Research problem
Data collection and analysis
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.
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
Validity of degrees issued by private institutions in Switzerland
“Validity of degrees issued by private institutions in Switzerland
While higher education in Switzerland is primarily dispensed by public institutions, there are also many private ones. In Switzerland no prior authorisation is required in order to offer higher education courses, organise examinations or issue private degrees. In certain cases, however, the federal or cantonal authorities, depending on their respective area of authority, will supervise private institutions and/or authorise them to offer courses and issue degrees.
Private institutions based in Switzerland that are not accredited under the HEdA may only issue private degrees. Such degrees:
– may be used by the holder to carry out an unregulated profession; appreciation of the value of private degrees is left up to employers.
Generally speaking, there are no international agreements protecting the value of private degrees; in all cases, it is up to the national authorities in the host country to decide whether to recognise foreign qualifications. Private institutions are able to legitimately carry out their activities in Switzerland by virtue of the principle of economic freedom.*
SSBR is authorised by the Canton of Zurich for the provision of quality standards in adult education so the lessons comply with the cantonal regulations.
The Canton of Zurich authorizes SSBR to issue bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.
* From the State Secretariat for Education and Research SER Directorate
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