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International Telematic University UNINETTUNO Doctorate in Business Administration - DBA
International Telematic University UNINETTUNO

Doctorate in Business Administration - DBA

Rome, Italy

4 Years

English, Italian, French

Part time

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Description of the course

A Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is widely recognized as a prestigious qualification as a professional doctorate in Business and Management. It is considered one of the highest levels of qualification available in professional management. Our course combines taught modules in advanced management theory and practice and training in the necessary methodologies and techniques to carry out doctoral research in Business and Management. The DBA will typically take four years to complete part-time, but the option to increase the duration of work and life commitments proves challenging to balance with your studies. Once you have completed the program, you will have the title of 'Doctor.'


The aim of our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute and transform how they work. Our blended but mostly online approach aims to assist you in learning as you earn and apply your new knowledge into your professional practice as you proceed through the DBA.


The program's objective is to enhance your professional capabilities, credibility, and standing, and you will contribute to practice through action research. In achieving this objective, you will also participate in academic research, publish papers, and contribute to the sum of knowledge in your chosen area of research.

Program structure

Program structure Uninettuno DBA is a part-time degree studied online and through one residential workshop in years 1 and 2. The DBA is delivered in 2 stages: the taught stage and the research stage.

The taught stage covers years 1 and 2 and will develop your knowledge in management and leads to the award of MSc in Business Research. You can progress to the DBA stage when you complete the MSc.

The DBAStage

This stage focuses on your independent research with the help and support of your personal supervisor. You will build in the research skills developed in your MSc and develop a doctoral thesis on an area of interest to you or your own organization.

The outcome will be your viva-voce, where your work will be examined by an external examiner, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your work.


The Director of the DBA program will lead the academic content, and our business mentors and academic supervisors will be available to give one-to-one direct support.

Who can Apply

You will need an MBA or an equivalent Master’s qualification in a business-related discipline. This could be an MA, MSc in an area of business-related professional practice, and I have at least five years of related professional practice experience. You will also need to be employed in the professional capacity that you propose to study. You can also be self-employed. If you are employed, you must have the formal agreement and active cooperation of the organization where the DBA studies are to take place.

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Vincent English (5ive Global Business and Education Consultants)
  • Professor Marco De Marco (International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Professor Francesca Maschio (International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
  • Professor Marc Cashin (5ive Global Business and Education Consultants)
  • Professor Jason Palframan (5ive Global Business and Education Consultants)
  • Professor Alberto Romolini (International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)




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