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Doctorate Programs

PDF – DBA Program Overview

The UBIS DBA research and thesis portion of the program consists primarily of individual research, under the supervision of qualified professors who provide a broad range of expertise as well as an international reputation.

At UBIS, every selected student will receive rigorous and tailor-made coaching by our doctoral faculty.

The program can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, as well as non-traditional topics depending on students’ needs. Virtually all topics are accepted as long as the research is connected to management.

Practical information

Program Duration

3 years (4 seminars during Year 1 and 2, thesis supervision and writing Year 3)


100% in English

Tuition Fees

CHF 25,000


Upon request


  • Applicants seeking admission to the DBA program must normally hold an MBA degree, or equivalent, from an approved University and have significant professional experience. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with professional experience validation for credits program can apply (PEV process CHF 2,500)
  • English proficiency test: either IELTS (min score 6.5) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Program Structured

A program structured for full-time professionals: Yes

Degree Level

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)