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.

This programme is fully accredited through ASIC.

Online delivery

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.

Flexible programme

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.

Support 24/7

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.

Course Fees

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.

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 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.

First year

Introduction to Management Research
Strategic Management                                      Entrepreneurial 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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