DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration
EU Business School
2 - 5 years
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
EU Business School’s highly competitive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to be challenging, rigorous, and stimulating and to increase managerial, leadership, and academic competencies. The program develops students’ independent- and critical-thinking skills, which enables them to master a specific field within the business. Students hone their research and analytical skills by completing an original, expert-level research project.
The EU DBA program is built on an effective combination of courses, seminars, professional residencies, research papers, and a final dissertation. Working with faculty members who have extensive academic and practical experience, students gain a comprehensive understanding of critical advanced theories and the ability to immediately apply creative solutions to existing, long-term problems.
EU Business School’s DBA program has a research-based curriculum, which uses practical business cases and consists of applied research as opposed to fundamental research. The DBA can be completed in as little as two years or in up to five years. The program consists of two major parts: The pre-dissertation phase takes a minimum of one year. Its objective is to provide students with the theoretical and practical information of their primary and supporting fields of study. The second phase determines whether students have correctly absorbed the knowledge of the pre-dissertation phase and are able to apply this knowledge toward the resolution of a substantial problem.
EU’s high-caliber faculty is made up of full-time academics with doctoral degrees, as well as part-time instructors who are also current members of the international business community. Our faculty members have current or previous experience as entrepreneurs, consultants, and business leaders. This merge of the academic and professional worlds supports a unique and exceptional quality of learning, reinforcing the EU's pragmatic approach to education.
Who is the DBA for?
The DBA is designed for:
- MBA or master’s degree holders and practitioners with five or more years of post-graduate work experience.
- Entrepreneurs and senior managers with alternative qualifications and successful careers.
Ranked #1 in Class & Faculty Diversity by QS Top MBA 2023
Best Business School in Catalunya (Barcelona) according to La Razón
MBA Program Ranked #3 in Spain by Forbes Magazine
Awarded four stars for excellence in business education by QS Stars
EU's MBA is recognized as #20 in the world by América Economía
EU's Online MBA ranked #24 in the world by QS Top MBA
EU's MBA ranked #25 worldwide in QS International Trade Rankings 2023
Ranked Top 50 in the QS European MBA Rankings 2023
Ranked fifth in the QS MBA Guide Return on Investment Report for salary uplift in Europe
Placed sixth as best business school for women by Capital magazine
Ranked in the top 100 worldwide for career specialization (MBA in Entrepreneurship)
Ranked in the top 100 worldwide for career specialization (MBA in Marketing)
Ranked in the Top 150 in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2023
EU's Online MBA ranked top in CEO Magazine’s Online Global Rankings nine years running
Ranked Premier DBA program by CEO Magazine
Listed as a top 30 European higher educational institution for entrepreneurship by EU-Startups
The Doctor of Business Administration program educates managers, business leaders, executives, and scholar-practitioners so that they may:
|Apply new theoretical knowledge to contemporary business problems in an increasingly complex world through applied research, teaching, and analysis.||Explore a range of quantitative and qualitative methods frequently used in research to solve current business or management problems.||Identify and evaluate internal and external influences on organizations to develop strategic plans for change via transition management.||Demonstrate expertise in ethical standards and practices as well as responsibility and cultural/global diversity, to work collaboratively as a contributing leader within both business and society.|