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Management Programmes

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

MAIN INTAKE

Upon Request

CAMPUS

La Xenia Campus
Switzerland
or
at one of
Our Learning Centres
around the world

DURATION

2 – 3 years

STUDY MODE

Onsite or
Blended
Learning

LANGUAGE

100%  in English
Overview
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities
Fees

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme is aimed at producing graduates who are confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations. The graduates are motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with the attitude that can put them ahead in the international business marketplace. They will be experts in their field of research and possess critical thinking in solving business-oriented problems.

Next Application Deadline for Online/Blended Programme: 

  • International Students:  Upon Request
  • EU/Swiss Students:  Upon Request

Classes begin:  Upon Request

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Master degree or equivalent. 
  • Non-graduates and holders of non-relevant degrees – A minimum of 10-years of evidenced work experience at a managerial level in the field of business or management.
  • All applicants must hold at least IELTS 6.5 or other evidence of competence in English at this level.

Career Opportunities

A Doctor in Business Administration sets you apart from the crowd, signifying to employers not only business proficiency but also a commitment towards personal and organizational growth.

Possible Careers:  College or University Professor, Entrepreneur, Organizational Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Human Resources Director, Economist, CEO and many more.

Fees

Giswil Campus

Fees apply for 2022 intake

 

Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Standard Tuition Fee 

24,800

Application Fee

500

Grand Total

25,300

Covid-19 Support for 2022 Intake

10,000

Grand Total after Discount

15,300

For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at La Xenia?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) provides students with:

  • a doctor qualification in business management, covering all the key executive management skills and research required for a senior managerial career
  • Swiss excellence in management and business administration
  • international faculty with excellent qualifications and experience in the field of management
  • guest speakers from business industry
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

for MBA Graduates

Students must successfully complete:  5 core courses and a final research paper

Credits: 150 ECTS

5 courses (5 x 6 ECTS) + 1 final research paper (120 ECTS)

Core Courses


Research Philosophy


Research Methodology


Advanced Statistics


Multivariate Analysis


Research Proposal


Final Research Paper

Programme Structure

for non-MBA Graduates

Students must successfully complete:  10 core courses and a dissertation

Credits: 180 ECTS

10 courses (10 x 6 ECTS) + 1 dissertation (120 ECTS) 

Core Courses


Strategic Marketing


Strategic Management


Organizational Leadership


Advanced Accounting and Finance


Managerial Economics


International Business


Research Philosophy


Advanced Statistics


Multivariate Analysis


Research Methodology


Dissertation

Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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