Doctorate of Business Administration – DBA

Doctorate of Business Administration – DBA

DBA and PhDs. – Equal but Different
The Doctorate of Business administration or DBA is an executive-level program designed for working professionals with extensive managerial experience as well as a master’s degree, who are looking to advance further in their career. DBA program has both the rigor and relevance as it contributes to theory, practice and research in business and management. The online or part-time DBA program is a full-fledged Doctoral degree, but contrary to the Ph.D., there is a focus on professional experience. The PhD program is targeted towards those interested in pursuing research-focused careers in academia.

The Doctorate of Business administration offers well-structured coursework, designed to build research competencies. This is followed by a research project that aims to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained in the initial course work, contributing to the improvement and enhancement of the existing business practices.

DBA is structured in two stages

Stage 1: Duration 1 year
This is comprised of five modules taught in year 1, contributing to 60 ECTS Credits
The purpose of Year One is to provide a theoretical and practical foundation in research methodology for advanced empirical research within the management field. The later part of year one is to apply knowledge and understanding of research methodology to an actual pilot study and overall thesis proposal and to reflect on own performance as a researcher

Stage 2: Duration 2 year
The purpose of 2nd and 3rd years is to conduct full-fledged primary research under the supervision of a guide. The two years are used to produce a detailed thesis meeting the expectations of research required at the doctoral level.

Candidates must have an MBA or Master’s degree or equivalent from recognized institutions. Candidates must have at least three years of work experience at a managerial level. Candidates must have a thorough command of written and spoken English. English level: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.
Rolling intakes
Once the application submitted, the admissions team will screen it to verify your eligibility for the program. If eligible, an interview will be scheduled for you with the interview panel of the program. The process will be conducted through telephone/skype/zoom for international candidates. The results will be released within one week of your interview.
On-site/online currently due to covid (cannot be taken online after covid restrictions are lifted)
Expected to be proficient in English skills, soft skills and technical skills.
Repository of study materials and course ware for revision and reference at the end of each module
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About UCAM University

Founded in the year 1996, UCAM is a fully accredited European University with a clear mission: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society, to contribute to the further expansion of human knowledge through research and development.


UCAM empowers students to develop their own real-world skills. The campus’s top-class infrastructure, its labs, and studios, allied with practical learning components will prepare the students to put their acquired knowledge into action. Students have to complete an internship in a public or private institution where they will receive a taste of their future field of expertise.


UCAM has established more than fifty research groups in close collaboration with enterprises such as Coca-Cola, DANONE, Vodafone, and Siemens, providing some students the opportunity to contribute academically. UCAM is among the first universities to adapt its programs to the European Quality System for Education, following the Bologna Process.


Why us?

DBA degree is developed and delivered in partnership with Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain, which is ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe by The Times Higher Education Ranking-2019 for Quality Education. The final degree is issued by UCAM which will be awarded at the convocation held in the university, Spain.


The research journey is facilitated through well-developed digital resources, personal tutor and research guide support. This learning and research experience challenges you to sharpen your critical and analytical expertise. You will develop research skills to become an expert in your field with a proven ability to think outside the box. The program is designed to fit in to the busy schedule of senior executives ensuring the work-life-learn balance is not compromised.


Accreditation/ Recognition

UCAM University


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