Global Doctor of Business Administration

Grow your management and leadership skills to ignite new business strategies and solutions. Designed for business professionals who want to grow their positions as leaders in their field.

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  • Online Learning
  • 2-3 years
    Program Duration
  • ACBSP & EduQua
  • Switzerland Immersion
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Program Start Date
  • Overview
  • Instructors
  • Program Structure
  • Benefits
  • Careers
  • Admission Process
  • Fees
  • Refer & Earn

Elevate your executive capability, stand out, thrive and influence to #MakeDifference with DBA. Executives need to improve their skills into better problem-solvers and achieve the highest level of global business practice and theory. Developing your leadership skills is more important than ever to succeed in today's business world. It's the only way to discover what you're capable of achieving. Your decision to take your education to the next level puts you in elite company and path to the pinna.

Made for busy executives

You will get your DBA within 3 years without having to leave your job and spend 5 years getting a doctorate on campus


You can focus on either of our 13 specializations and build your expertise where it’ll make the highest impact to you

Engaging and intellectually stimulating

You will learn from excellent professors and have 1:1 support on your thesis

Program Overview

Key Highlights

  • Accredited by ACBSP, the leading global authority on Business Schools and Programs
  • Achieve a Doctorate from an EduQua accredited program supported by the Swiss Confederate Government
  • Obtain advanced leadership and managerial learning through 1:1 thesis supervision
  • Get premium support from industry-connected faculty and supervisors each committed to your success
  • World renowned faculty with 15+ years of experience in their domain
  • 3 years duration against an average of 4-5 years for most other doctoral programs
  • Specialise in 13+ business fields of your choice
  • Get a world recognized Doctorate at 1/2 the cost of the on-campus program
  • Get SSBM alumni status
  • Available opportunity to travel to Switzerland and network with peers from around the world on an 8 day immersion program with live faculty sessions, stay and excursions included

13+ Specializations based on dissertation topic including:
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
- Human Resource Management
- Finance, International Business Leadership
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Energy Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Accounting & more.

  • Who should apply for a DBA?
    •The DBA programme is designed for senior executives or other business professionals with a track record in management and other leadership roles.

    •It is targeting ambitious senior managers seeking to acquire the expertise needed to move into very senior roles.

    •It is also recommended for other experienced professional who want to refine their insights in order to develop new business models and strategies.

    •It is well suited for MBA degree holders who wish to progress to the highest level of professional qualification in Business and Management
  • What is taught in the DBA programme?
    •Coursework teaching rigorous qualitative and quantitative research methods combined with current business theory in areas such as leadership, decision-making, global change etc.

    •Allows students to combine scientific research, theory and professional experience to successfully defend a dissertation that casts new insights on practical business problems.

    •Transforms business professionals into better problem-solvers and business leaders.
  • Why study for a DBA?
    •Stand out amongst your peers and get access to better career opportunities at an executive level.

    •Develop personal competitive advantage as you learn advanced managerial skills.

    •Explore deeper your business interests and passions.

    •Stay up-to-date with rapidly changing issues in global business.

    •Earn an advanced degree that is rooted in both business practice and theory.

    •In few respects, a DBA is similar to an MBA; however the DBA involves more original research and analysis, feeding back into business theory and practice.
  • Minimum Eligibility
    •Master’s degree (or equivalent) or a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with 5+ years work experience.

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Global Doctor of Business Administration degree from SSBM Geneva

Complete all the research phases and your dissertation to receive a Global Doctor of Business Administration in any specialisation of your interest from SSBM Geneva.

  • Earn a Doctorate degree from a top ranked university in Switzerland
  • Network with learners from 50+ countries who are enrolled into the program
  • Receive SSBM Geneva Alumni Status
  • Dissertation in the specialization of your choice
Global Doctor of Business Administration degree from SSBM Geneva
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World-class faculty from top academic centres and corporates across Europe and USA.

Program Structure

International industry expertise at your disposal as you deep-dive into one of more than 12 specializations. Flexible timelines upto 36 months.

  • Research Methodology I
    • 24 Weeks
  • Research Methodology II
    • 24 Weeks
  • Research Proposal
    • 24 Weeks
  • Thesis Writing
    • 24 Weeks
  • 75+
    Nations represented in cohort
  • 1:1
    Thesis Supervision
  • 13+
The upGrad Advantage
Unparalleled academic assistance ensuring a seamless research experience.
  • High ROI
    Cost Effective
    • Upgrade your career at 1/2 of the cost of the same on-campus program. You pay only a fraction of an old school doctorate and reap the rewards nonetheless.
    Learn and Earn
    • Get world class credentials without leaving your job from the comfort of your home
  • Industry Driven
    • Learn through curriculum created by the industry for the industry
    • Learn and get coached by leading industry experts from around the globe
    • Experience world class education on-demand through our proprietary app and website
    Unparalleled Support
    • Work with a dedicated upGrad buddy who will handhold you throughout the program
    • Get expert verified resolutions for all your doubts within hours
    • Weekly live sessions with industry experts on doubts, career & communication
  • Career Preparation
    • Rigorous career preparation with resume feedback, personal branding on LinkedIn
    • Career booster content to help understand how to search for jobs, prepare for interviews, negotiate your salary etc.
    • Industry mentorship - Receive mentorship from industry leaders of the domain to help you reach your desired career goal
    • Opportunity to network with accomplished professionals, faculty and industry experts from 50+ countries
    • Part of 50K+ alumni base who are working in top companies like Amazon, ESPN, Visa, Microsoft, E&Y, Accenture

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Admission Process

Program Fee
GBP 7,500
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    What's Included in the Price
    • Network with students from across 50+ countries who are part of the program.
    • 1:1 Thesis Supervision
    • International Academic Support

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