Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Programs - UBIS

Doctorate Programs

Doctorate, Master, Bachelor of Business Administration

Doctorate Programs

The mission of the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree is to prepare scholars and professionals to meet the needs of the fast-changing business world, develop critical thinking skills necessary to design and implement advanced business practices aimed at tackling the challenges of a complex and global economy, to further applied research with strong business impact, to devise new business practices and models.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to U.S. and foreign 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 Doctorate 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

To receive a Doctorate of Business Administration, students must earn 60 US semester credit hours that are equal to 14 courses, and successful defense of a dissertation.

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.

An executive version of the program is available for individuals with sufficient academic or professional background in the field. The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA) consists of 12 courses, that equal 60 US semester credits, and a successful defense of a dissertation.

Program Duration

3 years


100% in English

Tuition Fees

32000 CHF

Degree Level

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Program Structure

A program structured for full-time professionals: Yes


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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