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Doctor in Business Administration

Doctor in Business Administration

Introduction
The Doctor of Business Administration program is best described as a research based management program aimed at enhancing managerial capacity to make a significant original contribution to business practice. The program is highly flexible: DBA participants can tailor their studies around their career needs and lifestyle. The DBA program provides a practical yet academically rigorous learning experience for a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional participants. The objectives of the program are three-fold:

  1. To prepare participants for a career in management or consulting at a senior executive level.
  2. To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary in order to conduct meaningful and original empirical research.
  3. To develop whit each participant the fundamental experts and skills require in order to become a college or school faculty member in a area of Business Administration.
  • Duration: 2-3 year
  • Language: English
  • Level: Doctor of Business Administration
  • Branch: Business & management
  • Occupation: CEO, CFO

Since September the first of 2011, EuroPort Business School and VU School of Management started an intense cooperation in the field of Academic courses. 

Program structure
Each DBA Program course is divided into two groups. With rare exceptions, DBA participants are required to follow the course sequence as shown below.

  • The framework provides DBA participants with a solid doctoral foundation
  • The domain allows a DBA participant the opportunity to develop further a specific area of interest
  • The DBA finishes with a dissertation

Framework (six subjects from the following list)

DEAM 601
Advanced Managerial Economics

3 credits

DESE 602
Strategy and Entrepreneurship

3 credits

DEMC 603
Money, Credit , Capital markets

3 credits

DEMG 604
Managing Self

3 credits

DEMG 605
Management of Government

3 credits

DEAO 606
Advanced Management Information

3 credits

DESI 607
Strategic Issues in Marketing

3 credits

DEGM 608
Global Management

3 credits

DEIE 609
Applied IT and E-Business

3 credits

DEPC 610
Professional consulting

3 credits

DEBI 611
Issues in Business and Politics

3 credits

DECC 612
Cross Cultural Management

3 credits

DEST 613
Strategies of Technology

3 credits

DEQM 614
Quantitative Methods, Decision Making

3 credits

DEOT 615
Others

 
Subtotal

18 credits

Domain

DBRE 701
Research Foundations and Research Methodology

4 credits

DBDW 702
Doctoral Workshop: Research focus

6 credits

Subtotal

10 credits

Dissertation

DBDI 703 Dissertation

24 credits

Framework

18 credits

Domain

10 credits

Dissertation

24 credits

Grand Total

52 credits

 

Requirements for Graduation
1. Comprehensive Exam for Doctoral DBA participants
The comprehensive examination is designed to allow the participant to demonstrate wide ranging knowledge of the fundamental principles of and basic literature in, the specific academic fields. Successful completion of the examination leads to doctoral candidacy status. Previous comprehensive examinations will be available for review and study.

2. Doctoral Research Project
DBA participants must successfully complete a doctoral research project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree. The main objective of the research project is to prepare participants utilize empirically based, sophisticated and relevant methodologies so that they may address contemporary business problems.

The duration of the DBA course is 24 months and participants must successfully complete all courses.
Participants for the DBA degree must complete a minimum of 52 credits. It is required that all participants attend the earliest scheduled seminar in the advanced study of business administration. Every DBA candidate must prepare and present a dissertation. The requirement for a DBA dissertation is 45,000 words. DBA dissertations may be undertaken within any of the functional areas of an organization, e.g., information systems, marketing, accounting and organization behavior, but is not restricted to those areas e.g. there are emerging areas for research, which offer exciting possibilities, including small business management and family businesses.

Admission requirements
The doctoral participants possessing a solid undergraduate and graduate educational preparation, reasonable managerial or professional experience, strong intellect and the capacity for independent investigation. An understanding of the contemporary economic political and social context in which business organizations operate is important. While most applicants have a master’s degree in business or a public management-related field, applicants with strong academic preparation in other fields are equally welcome to apply. Doctoral participants must be fluent in English and are expected to write on a level meeting contemporary standards of professional publication.

The selection of applicants for admission to the doctoral program is made by a faculty Committee and is based on applicant’s generally are admitted to the doctoral program twice a year. A complete application must be in advance of the anticipated matriculation date. Enrolment into the program is possible throughout the year, however new groups will start twice a year; in September and in February. Groups will be of a size varying from 12 to 20 students.

The following admission requirements apply to the following academic courses:

Courses

Requested degree

Level of English (1)

Relevant working experience

DBA part-time

Master’s degree

IELTS 7

Three years

(1) Requirement for international students

Intake assessment
An intake assessment provides an insight into mutual expectations, both for the participants and for EuroPort Business School. During this assessment we look at whether you are entitled to certain topic dispensations based on prior education or competencies gained elsewhere. We look at what motives you have to start this education in the first place. This "selection at the gate" enables us to continue to guarantee the high quality of education it provides for all participants  and their environment.

Tuition fee In the table you find the tuition. These amount is not including the study books. You can pay the tuition fee:

  • In one amount at the start of the academic year
  • In four installments
EMBA part-time

18 months

€ 17.500

 

More information & applicationform
If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact EuroPort Business School.