DBA is the terminal degree in business and management education that combine highly developed knowledge and “research in action”. The UBIS DBA is the ideal doctorate program that provide a comprehensive experience that transforms one’s perspective, career and life. UBIS DBA gives the participants the required tools and techniques to develop their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. Participants, thus, have the chance to tackle important, unresolved business and managerial problem in a rigorous, meticulous, and systematic approach that contributes to their organization’s success while developing academic knowledge and theories.
DBA will give the participant an opportunity to target 3 areas in the following careers:
1- Consultant: To prepare participant for a career in management consulting at the senior executive level
2- Researcher: To equip participant with the knowledge and skills in order to conduct and original empirical research
3- Faculty Member: To develop participant expertise and skills required in order to become a college or school faculty
DBA candidate is required to show his or her ability to conduct original investigations; test, apply and examine his or her own ideas as well as others; within a framework of wider field of knowledge Candidates are required to identify current issues and apply relevant theories for problem-solving. The degree is granted based entirely on a personal thesis of approx. 50,000 words (no less than 35,000 words). Quality of research is the single most important factor for awarding the DBA degree.
Stage I: DBA Courses
1. Research Methodology
2. Quantitative Research Methods
3. Qualitative Research Methods
4. Thesis Writing Management
Courses + topic selection + detailed research proposal 10 months
Stage II: Literature Review
Literature review writing + specific hypotheses design
6 months max. - approx. 15,000 words, no less than 10,000 words
Stage III: Fieldwork
Hypothesis testing (empirical data collection) + thesis writing end
10 months Approx. 35,000 words not less than 25,000
➢ Swiss and International accreditation that ensure high educational Quality Standards and maximum program effectiveness
➢ 24-30 month Program duration with flexible schedule
➢ Program is structured on milestone phases that allow concentration and organization of the thesis
➢ 16+ campuses globally allow participants to attend classes abroad
➢ Academic and Professional balance – between the conceptual framework and practical techniques that are applicable in business environment
➢ Top notch Professors and Instructors who are well known of their success track record of both academic background and professional experiences.
➢ Teaching Tools – include practical that enrich learning experience and allowing knowledge to “sink-in”
➢ Diverse Group – from different industries promote group diversity
➢ Master degree, or equivalent, from an approved University or equivalent and significant professional experience.
➢ Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with professional experience validation for credits program can apply.
➢ English proficiency test: either IELTS (min score 6.5) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Have English language proficiency proof
➢ Copy of ID or Passport
➢ Application Fee
➢ Applicant Recent CV
➢ Motivation letter
➢ Two recent Photos
➢ Recommendation Letter
➢ Copy of official transcripts (for post graduate certificates/ Diploma obtained)
Authorization, Accreditation, Memberships
Geneva cantonal authorization Department of Education,University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) operates under the authorization of the Geneva Cantonal Department of Education.
Swiss quality label for further education institutions (EduQua), is the Swiss national premier quality assurance body and the first Swiss quality certification label geared towards adult continuing education for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.
The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is an educational accreditation agency for college and university business programs. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education - (INQAAHE). The IACBE accredits associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral-level degree programs in business and business-related fields at institutions with bachelor's and/or graduate degree programs throughout the world
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It is a national advocacy of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA has approximately 3,000 academic institutions as members, and currently recognizes approximately 60 accrediting organizations. CHEA is based in Washington, DC.
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a world-wide association of near 300 organizations active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in higher education. The great majority of its members are quality assurance agencies that operate in many different ways. INQAAHE works with (CHEA in USA, ENQA in Europe) to control educational quality in around 140 countries and around 280 members.
The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is an international not-for-profit association, based in Brussels, Belgium. Europe's largest network association in the field of management development, it has over 890 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 88 countries.EFMD operates the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which is one of the leading international systems of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.
The European Council for Business Education (ECBE) is to accredit schools of business from across Europe to ensure excellence in business education and teaching. ECBE's accreditation process is based upon self and peer evaluation, aimed to ensure the continual improvement of educational quality