Executive Doctorate of Business Administration
The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA) meets the demands of experienced business executives and industry leaders. This highly flexible and well-structured program challenges you to develop new philosophies that reshape the business world.
The UBIS EDBA is unique from the standard DBA route, which involves a traditional lecture-based core curriculum. With the UBIS EDBA, you’ll learn the same concepts from the core curriculum via interactive seminars. Leveraging seminar-based learning, the UBIS Executive DBA program provides a broad theoretical framework of current business issues. With a strong foundation in applied research and analysis along with a supportive immersive dissertation track, executives can discover, define, and find the type of learning and support unique to their professional, academic, and focused dissertation topic.
Ideal EDBA Candidates
Qualifying candidates must:
- Have at least 15 years of professional business experience in senior-level management and leadership roles
- Submit a letter of recommendation
Candidates with at least 7 years of professional experience and a business-related graduate or undergraduate degree will also be considered.
Upon completion of the Executive Doctorate 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 global business organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and international entities.
Executive DBA Program Structure
E-DBA Year One
Seminar One – General Research Methodology
Seminar Two – Research Methodologies for Business and Management
Research Success Strategies – Research Topic Scanning and Selection
Research Proposal – Research Work with Advisory Support
Literature Review – Research Work with Advisory Support
E-DBA Year Two
Seminar Three – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 1
Seminar Four – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 2
Preliminary Dissertation: Methodology – Research Work with Advisory Support
Revised Preliminary Dissertation: Data Collection & Pretests – Research Work with Advisory Support
E-DBA Year Three
Data Analysis & Findings
Draft One of Dissertation
Dissertation Defense and Publication
Graduates of the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration can:
Research and Dissertation Overview
Every student selected for the UBIS EDBA program receives rigorous and individualized coaching from our doctoral faculty.
The research and thesis portion of the executive doctorate in business administration program consists primarily of individual research, under the supervision of internationally recognized professors with a broad range of expertise.
Virtually all topics related to management are accepted. Depending on student needs, the program can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and non-traditional topics. Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation.
Unlike other doctorate programs, the EDBA is skills-based rather than merely research. You’ll also learn how to perfect your public speaking skills to help you stand out in your professional career.
Throughout the program you’ll 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.
Executive DBA Program Overview
|Executive Seminars||Dissertation Track Courses|
Close links with the corporate world
Dual Degree Programs
Outstanding Selection of Professors
Online – Blended
(Transfer between formats)
9 Terms per Year
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.