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Doctorate of Business of Administration (DBA)


36 months
9862 EUR/year
9862 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Our programs are offered via distance education. The mission of the 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.


Focused on globalization, the UBIS DBA experience challenges you to sharpen your critical and analytical expertise. You will develop your research skills to become an expert in your field with a proven ability to think outside of the box. The program is designed to fit the demanding lifestyle of executives and professionals, meaning that you can take your career to the next level whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

This is a 60-credit program in which 20 credits are based on relevant business topics, 25 credits are based on learning how to research, and 15 credits are based on executing your dissertation. 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.

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. 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.

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.

UBIS offers students the unique experience and opportunity to engage on a personalized academic learning environment, while maintaining the flexibility and convenience of immersive online coursework throughout their program in our global campus, along with students from 40+ countries.


  • #7 on CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking 2020 
  • Tier One on CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking 2020
    • EduQua
    • Federation des Enterprises Romande (FER)
    • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
    • ISO 9001
    • Council for Higher Education Accreditation 

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of Identification 
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency test
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29586 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    9862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29586 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

32.000 CHF 

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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