Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) | UBIS

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctorate, Master, Bachelor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration

In the ever-changing business landscape, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a symbol of academic and professional excellence, designed to equip individuals with essential skills for success in the global business environment. More than an academic pursuit, the DBA is an investment in strategic leadership, providing a mastery of skills that go beyond theory. Graduates are positioned for senior roles and executive responsibilities, with heightened visibility and the ability to navigate the complexities of a globalized economy. The DBA acts as a passport to diverse career opportunities, solidifying individuals as leaders capable of driving innovation and success in the competitive business arena.

Adaptability for a Rapidly Changing Business World

Our DBA program is designed to meet the demands of the fast-paced business environment. We recognize the need for professionals who can adapt swiftly to change, and our curriculum ensures just that.

Critical Thinking Skills for Advanced Business Practices

Cultivate critical thinking skills essential for designing and implementing advanced business practices. Our emphasis on strategic thinking prepares you to tackle challenges head-on, making you a valuable asset in any business setting.

Navigating the Complex and Global Economy

In an era of globalization, understanding and navigating the complexities of the global economy is paramount. Our DBA program equips you with the insights and knowledge needed to excel in a connected and intricate global market.

Applied Research with Business Impact

We believe in the power of applied research to drive meaningful change. Our program encourages and supports research initiatives with a strong business impact, fostering an environment where your ideas can shape industries.

Innovation in Business Practices and Models

The business landscape thrives on innovation. With our DBA program, you’ll be prepared to devise and implement new business practices and models. Stay ahead of the curve and lead the way in shaping the future of business.

Elevate your career with our Doctor of Business Administration program. Join us in the journey of honing your skills, embracing innovation, and making a lasting impact on the business world.

Four Pillars of the UBIS DBA Program

Customizable Dissertation Topics and Personalized Advising

UBIS doctoral students are driven to create impact in their community. A passion to lead as agents of positive change. We understand that these challenges are diverse, complex and important. UBIS works with each doctoral candidate to refine, focus, and craft a unique dissertation. One that is academically and professionally sound while equally illustrating the unique focus and passion of the doctoral candidate.

Hybrid Education – Online and Abroad

UBIS understands that a balanced educational approach is critical to doctoral student success. One that provides the flexibility of highly engaging online learning opportunities, with customizable pacing. Whether you’re a career-focused professional seeking a path to enhance your professional brand or focused on immersing yourself in the academic experience to obtain industry leading expertise in a field, UBIS has a path for you. For those seeking to expand their worldview with enhanced global knowledge and experience, UBIS offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to attend two immersive study abroad excursions each year.

Publication-Focused Research

UBIS is focused on helping doctoral candidates build their personal and professional brand. We provide opportunities to expand your knowledge and your influence. Our DBA program includes Faculty Symposiums where doctoral students have the opportunity to present their research in progress and shared publication channels. DBA candidates may also participate in Colloquium Webinars with Keynote Speakers. Select DBA candidates and graduates may be asked to present as a Keynote speaker at a UBIS event.

Make an Impact – Share Your Knowledge

Being an agent for positive change requires a doctoral graduate to understand the best way to communicate, educate, and engage others. UBIS offers doctoral students a seminar series on Pedagogy and Teaching Techniques. These seminars help candidates hone their professional speaking and traditional academic communication skills. Candidates with a desire to engage in a more formal faculty track with UBIS may be awarded the opportunity.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Doctor of Business Administration program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to global businesses and to respond artfully to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as leaders in U.S. business organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and international entities.

Graduates of the Doctor of Business Administration can:

  • Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline
  • Demonstrate support of current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments
  • Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems
  • Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions

Program Overview

  • Online business doctoral programs delivery designed with high flexibility for industry professionals.
  • Designed to be completed in 3 years including dissertation.
  • Total of 60 credits US, consisting of 15 courses including dissertation defense.
    • Nine 700 level courses – total of 42 US/84 ETCS credits.
    • Six 800 level courses – total of 18US/36 ETCS credits.
  • Personalized coaching and guidance by doctoral faculty.
  • Flexibility to focus on your desired research topic as long as the research is connected to management.

Research and Dissertation Overview

The UBIS DBA research and thesis portion of the program consists primarily of individual research, under the supervision of qualified professors who provide a broad range of expertise as well as an international reputation.

At UBIS, every selected student will receive rigorous and tailor-made coaching by our doctoral faculty.  The program can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, as well as non-traditional topics depending on students’ needs. Virtually all topics are accepted as long as the research is connected to management.

Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation. Moreover, our very practical DBA is based on skills rather than merely research like other Doctorate programs. We will also help you perfect your public speaking abilities which we know is very important for any professional career.

During the program you will be guided by a professor with a deep understanding of the field you will be studying but at the end of the day the expert on the particular topic will be you.

DBA track options for Executive and All But Dissertation candidates are available. Learn more about our Executive DBA or All But Dissertation DBA Track options.

Program Duration

3 years

Course Overview

DBA Required Courses
DBA 701 Business & Management Research at the doctoral level 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 702 Literature review methods and legitimate resources 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 703 Trends in Strategic Management 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 705 Trends in Leadership 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 706 Trends in Sustainability and Responsibility 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 707 Case Study Research 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 708 Advanced Qualitative Techniques 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA 709 Advanced Quantitative Techniques 5 US/10 ETCS Credits
DBA710 Doctoral Candidacy Seminar 2 US/4 ETCS Credits
DBA 800 Doctoral Research I: Proposal Development 3 US/6 ETCS Credits
DBA 801 Doctoral Research II: Introduction & Literature Review 3 US/6 ETCS Credits
DBA 802 Doctoral Research III: Methodology 3 US/6 ETCS Credits
DBA 803 Doctoral Research IV: Results and Findings 3 US/6 ETCS Credits
DBA 804 Doctoral Research V: Discussion and Conclusion 3 US/6 ETCS Credits
DBA 810 Dissertation Defense and Publication 3 US/6 ETCS Credits


Courses Taught in English

Tuition Fees

$38,250 USD

Program Structure

Flexible online courses to accommodate the personal and work schedules of business professionals.

Degree Level

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


International Network

Close links with the corporate world

International Accreditation

Dual Degree Programs

International Locations

Outstanding Selection of Professors

Online – Blended

(Transfer between formats)

9 Terms per Year

Flexible Schedule

Global University

International faculty and student body

84% study abroad alumni felt their studies abroad helped them build valuable skills for the job market

Transfer your credits

UBIS welcomes students who wish to continue their studies by transferring to the university. UBIS has three 16-week semesters per year and offers students 9 entry dates per year-more flexibility in starting your studies.

Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. UBIS does not guarantee transferability. Any student interested in transferring UBIS credit to another university should check directly with the receiving institution.

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