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Swiss School of Management Barcelona Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
Swiss School of Management Barcelona

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Online Spain

4 Semesters


Full time

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EUR 30,000

Blended, Distance learning, On-Campus


A Highly Competitive European DBA for Independent and Critical Thinkers!

Swiss School of Management´s highly competitive 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 business. Students hone their research and analytical skills by completing an original, expert-level research project. Students may enroll throughout the academic year.

Degree Awarded

Upon completion, students earn a DBA degree from Swiss School of Management which is internationally accredited by IACBE, and certified by EduQua.

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Accrediting Bodies

The institution and programs of the Swiss School of Management are accredited by prestigious educational bodies. These endorse the quality of our business education, accrediting the academic excellence and rigor of our programs and teaching methods. The Swiss School of Management has successfully fulfilled the high-quality criteria of the following accreditation bodies:


The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is the leading outcome-based accrediting organization for business, management and accounting programs in student-centered colleges, universities and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

The Swiss School of Management has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

Accreditation Certificate 2020

Accreditation Status

Public Disclosure of Student Achievement Report 2020-21

Outcomes Assessment Results 2020-21

The Swiss School of Management is certified by eduQua, the first Swiss quality label geared toward adult continuing education. eduQua is made up of over 1000 schools, institutions and academies in all of Switzerland. eduQua is a certification body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. It is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland.

The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) endorses eduQua as an officially recognized quality assurance scheme. EDK highly recommends the institution of higher education certified by eduQua. In more and more cantons, the certification is a requirement for public funding. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) also endorses EduQua.


Swiss School of Management is listed in the CHEA Database as programmatically accredited by IACBE which is a national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is a U.S. association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education accreditation and quality assurance.

Swiss School of Management is recognized by CHEA-Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (At present CHEA has not updated SSM’s status granting also Bachelor and Doctoral Degrees.)

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The organization has approximately 3,000 academic institutions as members and currently recognizes approximately 60 accrediting organizations.

CHEA is based in Washington, DC. CHEA is a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE).

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