A dissertation may be submitted in place of Papers 1 and 2 or alternatively other forms of scholarly writing may be accepted subject to the approval of the Program Director. The examination process is dependent on the mode of submission of the final work. Where a paper-based submission has been chosen, successful completion of the DBA is by both papers being accepted for publication by an international peer-reviewed journal that has been approved by the Doctoral Panel. These journals are found on an approved list, which may be changed from time to time. Where dissertation-based submission (or other than by publication) has been chosen, successful completion of the DBA is by external examination by two independent experts in the area of the research study. These examiners must be approved, at least 3 months before submission, by the Doctoral Panel. The maximum completion time is 4 years. Extension may be applied for between the minimum time of one-and-a-half years (11⁄2) and the maximum time of four years (4) subject to approval by the Doctoral Panel but extension fees apply. Extension beyond four years will only be granted in special circumstances and by written application to the Doctoral Panel. The DBA is a full fee-paying program. Students must have ready access to a modern computer (with appropriate software), electronic mail, Internet and use of microphone/speakers or headset for the duration of the program. Continuing enrollment in the program is subject to satisfactory progress, which is reviewed every six months by supervisors and the Doctoral Panel. The program is scheduled and timetabled so that it is suitable for candidates who maintain their full-time professional work. Candidates must satisfactorily complete each phase before proceeding to the next phase. Candidates who satisfactorily complete the coursework phase only may exit the program with a Master of Applied Business Research. During the research phase there will be structured meetings between candidates and supervisors based on agreements between the parties.
The program is designed to advance the professional development of senior practicing managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields. Graduates of the program will have: extended knowledge of emerging business and management ideas and deeper understanding of their relevance to applied business settings;
The DBA is offered in face-to-face delivery. Candidates are required to attend 7 courses and 4 research seminars, resulting in 11 intensive sessions over 3 years. The sessions are offered over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 – 18:00) to accommodate working professionals.
Applicants seeking admission to the DBA program shall normally hold
All applicants must submit a 1000-word outline of their proposed research topic/idea as part of their admission application submission.
Where, during the application process, concerns are raised about the English proficiency of an applicant from either of the English language proficiency categories, or for applicants who do not meet either of these categories, the 500 word outline will be considered as an additional/alternative basis for assessment, as one of the conditions for acceptance into the program.
We offer a 5% discount on full payment at the start of the program.
|Application fee (non-refundable)||CHF 150.-|
|Semester 1||CHF 10’000.-|
|Semester 2||CHF 10’000.-|
|Semester 3||CHF 10’000.-|
|Semester 4||CHF 5’000.-|
|Semester 5||CHF 5’000.-|
|Total Fee||CHF 40’150.-|
My main goal was to pursue higher academic qualification, that would enhance my skills academically and professionally. SBS Swiss Business School provides great flexibility, that allowed me to have a balance between my pursuit of academic qualification and my career goals. I had the pleasure of learning from the great tutors provided by SBS Swiss Business School, I had an amazing learning experience from colleagues, and of course the one to one interaction my dissertation supervisor Dr. Tatjana Volkova. It was a great experience to study, learn and evolve both on an academic and professional level.
SBS is located close to Zurich and offered my preferred course; the DBA. I wanted the intellectual challenge of studying for a doctorate. The DBA program has improved my knowledge of my subject, my critical thinking, and my writing skills. The DBA program at SBS is challenging but totally enjoyable!
I choose to do my DBA at SBS Swiss Business School because I wanted to dig deep into a subject that interested me. In addition, to learn more about contemporary management theories. Furthermore, SBS allowed me to have that international exposure as my classmates were from all around the world, which gave me insights in many new areas from different perspectives. My overall experience was very positive. Three years of hard work, but rewarding work.
I found the SBS DBA program to be a completely transformational experience. Science, not politics, is the most powerful force in transforming the world on a macro scale. During the doctorate program, one can expand one’s horizons and get a unique and informed perspective of the world, both from within academia and from the “outside” worlds of business science. For me personally, there is nothing more exciting than that. This experience gets you to a different level in everything you do, in terms of the way you think about the world as well as how to solve practical everyday problems. The doctorate degree is the highest academic degree and it is definitely worth the time, even though it requires significant commitment and organization. I would recommend SBS Swiss Business School to anyone who is passionate about science, who wants to get a greater worldview, and who wants to help to make the world a better place, faster.
The DBA is a great flexible program suitable for executives. The instructors are very good and couples with colleagues from different parts of the world reflected a unique. It was a great experience!
As a proud graduate of the Swiss business school DBA program, I know that it not only trains one to become an even better manager, but also trains one into becoming a scholar and researcher able to publish in academic journals and move seamlessly between the business and academic world. With my already successful business career and an MBA, my going through and graduating from the SBS DBA program has enabled me to complement my knowledge as a business practitioner by becoming a scholar and now able to contribute new knowledge to professional practice as well as the academic world. The research skills I have learnt have enabled me to broadening and extend my capability profile.
It’s great working together with a diverse group of people, committed to creating something greater than the sum of its parts. Our different experiences lead to much “learning fun”.
“I decided to do the SBS DBA because it would enhance my business and employment opportunities. The reason why I choose SBS was that the course arrangement is flexible and I was able to work while studying at SBS. The SBS DBA education helped me improve my knowledge to a higher level with the support and guidance from the faculty and staff.”
The Doctor of Business Administration is an integrated work and research program for management practitioners and professionals, who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to practice and policy