Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Swiss Doctorate with British Higher National Diploma


Level of Study Doctorate
Study Mode(s) On Campus
Location Gurgaon (Optional one year in Europe)
Starting August 2021
Course Duration 3 Academic Years (2 Years fast track option)
Entry Requirements Master’s Degree in Management/Other Streams

Quick Query


    The DBA is the most
prestigious terminal qualification in the business world.

    In Switzerland some half of international students pursue doctoral research owing to the country’s research ecosystem and long standing history of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and business research.

    Our DBA is approved by Swiss EduQua and progressed through British Level 8 pathway (Ofqual regulated qualification). The learning experience combines the best academic practices of Switzerland, the UK and Spain.

    The intense research study programme offers cutting-edge pedagogy supervised by internationally acclaimed professors, virtual learning environment (VLE) integrated to institutional systems at multiple locations, increasing collaboration with industry and social science organisations, multi-campus delivery and cross-country learning experience with close ties with diverse industry.

    Under tutelage of a team of research supervisors and tutors the technology mediated learning becomes self-directed, focusing on time management, live project, imbibing cultural and global awareness, developing critical thinking faculty, life skills and problem solving ability.

    Course Overview

    The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop professional practice at the highest level.

    It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry which is designed for mid- career executives who have already completed the MBA (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.

    Program Structure

    The whole doctorate process should be completed in Two years. There are two parts to the program, the coursework and research undertaking. The coursework is scheduled to be completed in the first and second academic year comprised of study of a specified set of core units and a selection of eligible elective units.

    Upon successful completion the learner earns an UK OfQual regulated Level-8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and then automatically progressed to top-up with Swiss DBA accredited by EduQua. The concluding part of the program subjects the student to be assessed on the basis of field research, coursework, publcations, thesis and final viva voce.

    Assessment and Thesis

    Each module is assessed through one assignment, which consists of an essay addressing all the Intended Learning Outcomes of the module. Students are requested to write a critical literature review taken from peer-reviewed research publications.

    DBA candidates are requested to submit a doctoral thesis, which fulfils the criteria of independent research following acknowledged standards of empirical research. The thesis consists of 50,000 words. The DBA candidates will defend their thesis through a summarizing presentation.

    Course Content

    Year 1

    • Leadership Qualities and Practice
    • Personal Leadership Development as a Strategic Manager
    • Strategy Development in Cross Border and Global Organisations
    • Strategic Planning in Cross Border and Global Organisation

    Year 2

    • Strategic Communication
    • Culture and its Impact on Strategy
    • Research Methods

    Year 3

    • Complete Thesis and Publication

    Winning Features


    International Credits

    This program awards 240 ETCS under the Bologna Process which allows you to take your studies further and follow it up with doctorates etc.


    The DBA qualification represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to a PhD degree.

    Learning Outcomes

    • To understand and apply the methodology of strong unbiased research to business contexts
    • To review and apply the principles of business management in the industry.


    Our curriculum grounds the participant in strong research analysis and critical review skills. This allows the participant to produce research that is a very high standard and help them to publish in leading business journals such as the Harvard Business Review.

    Career Opportunities

    Primary areas of employment include:

    • Management Analyst
    • Entrepreneur
    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • President of Operations
    • Executive Administrator
    • Professor

    Course Fee & Scholarships

    Complete information regarding Fee, Payment Schedule, Scholarships, Loans etc can be had by

    Phone: 99712 28508, 99104 91117  or  Mail:

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