Program Details

SBS’ DBA program takes places on Saturdays and Sundays, all three months. The DBA comprises a total of 108 units and can be completed in a minimum of 2.5 years part-time / next to the job study. The Program is taught in a classroom format based on the use
Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The DBA is an integrated work and research program for management practitioners and professionals, who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to practice and policy. DBA students will have a diverse range of interests. Consequently there will be scope for requisite specialization within a general organizational and management framework. Graduates from the program are expected to make a key contribution to practice, so program work will relate to leadership, change and process management as well as research methodologies. Focus The world of business and management is undergoing rapid and profound changes. Theories, practices and strategies which seemingly worked yesterday are failing today. Institutional leaders, policy makers and managers everywhere are increasingly confronted by novel situations without historical precedent, precipitating the need for new knowledge.

SBS’ DBA program takes places on Saturdays and Sundays, all three months. The DBA comprises a total of 108 units and can be completed in a minimum of 2.5 years part-time / next to the job study. The Program is taught in a classroom format based on the use of intensive workshops. It includes the following two components: Coursework Phase: Doctoral Program Seminars and Workshops (50%) Research Phase: Supervision Workshops (50%). Duration The program can be completed in a minimum period of time of 2.5 years and maximum over 6 years. Curriculum The program is designed to advance the professional development of senior practicing managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields. Graduates of the program will have: extended knowledge of emerging business and management ideas and deeper understanding of their relevance to applied business settings; conceptual frameworks of practice knowledge and innovative approaches for business and management application; extensive familiarity with the literature of selective specialist applied areas within the business and management field; ability to link and integrate applied research to learning as a precursor to the formulation of vision, strategy and process leadership for corporate and business enterprise; skills in applied research methodologies including literature searches, field research design, data analysis and the communication of research findings. The DBA is offered in face-to-face delivery. Candidates are required to attend 7 courses and 4 research seminars, resulting in 11 intensive sessions over 2.5 years. The sessions are offered over the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 09:00 - 18:00) to accommodate working professionals.

Setting Description:
Start Date: September 20th, 2015 Admission Information Applicants seeking admission to the DBA program shall normally hold - An MBA degree, or equivalent, from an approved University or equivalent; or - Where other Masters degree level qualifications are held, applicants may be asked to complete a prescribed bridging program (normally designated courses from an MBA program) - Substantial (not less than five years) experience at executive/management level. All DBA candidates must be able to demonstrate from their education and/or professional performance their potential to undertake research at a doctoral level. They should be able to show success in their career to date and document how the DBA program fits into their personal or career plans for the future. All DBA candidates must have a sound command of the English language, spoken and written, meeting the criteria as prescribed below. Applicants are required to have completed their previous Masters Degree in English; or submit
Cost:
Application fee: CHF 150.- 1st installment before start of Semester 1 CHF 10'000.- 2nd installment before start of Semester 2 CHF 10'000.- 3rd installment before start of Semester 3 CHF 10'000.- 4th installment before start of Semester 4 CHF 5'000.- 5th installment before start of Semester 5 CHF 5'000.- Total Fee CHF 40'150.-

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