The world is awash with people with academic qualifications. A Doctorate degree is the highest level of academic award that you can earn; it signifies that you are at the pinnacle of your chosen area of expertise and will stand out from the crowd as a true expert in your field.

Doctorate degrees fall under two categories:

1. The first category, Research (also referred to as Academic) includes, among others, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

2. The second category, Applied (also referred to as Professional) includes, among others, Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Juris Doctor (JD). Applied doctorates are generally paired with very specific careers.

The difference between an Academic and an Applied Doctorate is that an Academic Doctorate is more academic, research-focused, and heavy on theory as opposed to an Applied Doctorate which is intended for you to master a subject in both theory and practice.

With a Doctorate Degree, regardless of whether it is Academic or Applied, you are awarded the title of Doctor: You have the title, You’ve earned the right to have the title, to be known as a Doctor in whatever your field may be. With a PhD in particular you become a Doctor of Philosophy with a specialized field such as management or leadership.

There are many benefits of having a Doctorate degree:  First off, it’s with you forever. Nobody can take it away from you. Secondly, it gives you respect within your professional community. Thirdly, it makes you stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s for work, or whether it’s for other opportunities that you might want to pursue, having a Doctorate degree certainly helps you stand out in the marketplace – It earns you respect and status. People respect the fact that you’ve put in extra effort and they know that you have a higher level of knowledge, understanding and skills. It also gives you an edge at work, it gives you an edge during recruitment processes, in debates or even in conversations about your profession. Your co-workers, colleagues, superiors, collaborators and business partners will listen to you more when they realize that you have a Doctorate degree.


Learn more about the value of a PhD Degree and

speak to two of our recent doctoral graduates

in our new webinar taking place on

Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm CET.

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But there are many, many more benefits to having a Doctorate Degree which will help you stand out. Download this fantastic e-book in which you will learn:

  • What a PhD Degree is
  • What a DBA Doctorate Degree is
  • The opportunities that a Doctorate Degree will open up for you
  • How the PhD or DBA will make you stand out from the others
  • The differences between a PhD by Portfolio, a Doctorate in Business Administration and a PhD Doctorate of Philosophy In Management

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The Swiss School of Business Research is focused on innovating and updating executive education techniques – From teaching methods, course curriculum and workshops to fully digital educational environment.

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Dr. Anthony Cairns, Ph.D. MA PCQI FBCS attained a PhD Doctorate of Philosophy with honours and gave an inspiring speech at the SSBR 2022 Graduation Event.

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