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Doctorate in Business Administration

Vlerick Business School

Ph.D. Blended
48 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
15000 EUR/year
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About

A four-year, part-time Doctorate in Business Administration programme at the Vlerick Business School for experienced professionals  that gives the opportunity to carry out in-depth research that with true impact – either in the own organisation or across the sector or even society.

Overview

Key facts:

  • Although our PhD students work under the daily supervision of Vlerick faculty, the doctoral programme itself is organised through our parent universities (our preferred partners for PhD degrees). This implies doctoral candidates graduate at one of the parent universities when they successfully completed their doctoral study programme.
  •  The Doctorate in Business Administration programme at the Vlerick Business School consists of different activities: qualifying course work, presenting research results, attending doctoral seminars, and active participation in international conferences.

Programme Structure

  • The part-time Doctorate in Business Administration is a four-year programme split into a learning stage and a research stage – giving you the tools and skills you need to carry out individual and guided thesis work.
  • It is designed to be flexible. A large part of the programme is self-study – which you can do alongside your professional activities – and there are a few residential sessions each year. You’ll develop a close working partnership with your supervisors – and you’ll be supported by a guidance and doctoral committee.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • 16 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

DBA participants need to earn 60 credits (60 ECTS) through a combination of truncus communis (mandatory parts) and supplementary part (elective parts).

Delivered

Blended
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted onto our DBA programme, you need:

  • A Master degree (Belgian) or equivalent (foreign institute) with honours (to be proofed with certified copies of diplomas or transcripts). Eligibility will be checked with Ghent University/KU Leuven requirements
  • At least 10 years of managerial experience, including a period at executive level
  • To proof the necessary intellectual capability to engage in a doctoral journey. A GMAT/GRE is required (exemptions are possible) 
  • To proof fluency in English
  • To show your motivation for a doctoral track
  • To submit an initial research idea that fits our research expertise

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.

The total cost of the programme is €60,000.

  • First and second year: €20,000 per year
  • Third and fourth year: €10,000 per year

Each additional year is €6,500.

Funding

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