Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA)

Doctorate, Master, Bachelor of Business Administration

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA) meets the demands of experienced business executives and industry leaders. This highly flexible and well-structured program challenges you to develop new philosophies that reshape the business world.

The UBIS EDBA is unique from the standard DBA route, which involves a traditional lecture-based core curriculum. With the UBIS EDBA, you’ll learn the same concepts from the core curriculum via interactive seminars. Leveraging seminar-based learning, the UBIS EDBA program provides a broad theoretical framework of current business issues.  With a strong foundation in applied research and analysis along with a  supportive immersive dissertation track, executives can discover, define, and find the type of learning and support unique to their professional, academic, and focused dissertation topic.

Ideal Candidates

Qualifying candidates must:

  • Have at least 15 years of professional business experience in senior-level management and leadership roles
  • Submit a letter of recommendation

Candidates with at least 7 years of professional experience and a business-related undergraduate degree will also be considered.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to global businesses and to respond artfully to these challenges. In addition, graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and skills required to work as leaders in global business organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and international entities.

Executive DBA Structure

E-DBA Year One

Seminar One – General Research Methodology

Seminar Two – Research Methodologies for Business and Management

Research Success Strategies – Research Topic Scanning and Selection

Research Proposal – Research Work with Advisory Support

Literature Review – Research Work with Advisory Support

E-DBA Year Two

Seminar Three – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 1

Seminar Four – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 2

Preliminary Dissertation: Methodology – Research Work with Advisory Support

Revised Preliminary Dissertation: Data Collection & Pretests – Research Work with Advisory Support

E-DBA Year Three

Data Analysis & Findings

Draft One of Dissertation

Dissertation Defense and Publication

Graduates of the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration can:

Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline
Demonstrate support of current and emerging business theory, practice, and influences that support business administration strategy and organizational missions in changing environments
Integrate appropriate principles and research methodologies frequently used in business research to solve current business administration problems
Formulate effective solutions to real-world problems in business administration that improve the effectiveness of organizations in support of organizational missions

Research and Dissertation Overview

Every student selected for the UBIS EDBA program receives rigorous and individualized coaching from our doctoral faculty.

The research and thesis portion of the program consists primarily of individual research, under the supervision of internationally recognized professors with a broad range of expertise.

Virtually all topics related to management are accepted. Depending on student needs, the program can cover traditional research topics in fields such as management, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and non-traditional topics. Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation.

Unlike other doctorate programs, the EDBA is skills-based rather than merely research. You’ll also learn how to perfect your public speaking skills to help you stand out in your professional career.

Throughout the program you’ll be guided by a professor with a deep understanding of the field you will be studying— but at the end of the day, the expert on the particular topic will be you.

Program Duration

3 years

Executive DBA Program Overview

Executive DBA candidates may begin the engagement of their dissertation track courses immediately. The four seminars are designed to help candidates design and develop the dissertation.

Executive Seminars Dissertation Track Courses
  • Seminar One – General Research Methodology
  • Seminar Two – Research Methodologies for Business and Management
  • Seminar Three – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 1
  • Seminar Four – Quantitative and Qualitative Research 2
  • Research Success Strategies – Research Topic Scanning and Selection
  • Research Proposal – Research Work with Advisory Support
  • Literature Review – Research Work with Advisory Support
  • Preliminary Dissertation: Methodology – Research Work with Advisory Support
  • Revised Preliminary Dissertation: Data Collection & Pretests – Research Work with Advisory Support
  • Data Analysis & Findings
  • Draft One of Dissertation
  • Dissertation Defense and Publication

Language

100% in English

Tuition Fees

$34,050 USD

Program Structure

Flexible online courses to accommodate the personal and work schedules of business professionals.

Degree Level

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

OUR ADVANTAGES

International Network

Close links with the corporate world

International Accreditation

Dual Degree Programs

International Locations

Outstanding Selection of Professors

Online – Blended

(Transfer between formats)

9 Terms per Year

Flexible Schedule

Global University

International faculty and student body

84% study abroad alumni felt their studies abroad helped them build valuable skills for the job market

Transfer your credits

UBIS welcomes students who wish to continue their studies by transferring to the university. UBIS has three 16-week semesters per year and offers students 9 entry dates per year-more flexibility in starting your studies.

Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. UBIS does not guarantee transferability. Any student interested in transferring UBIS credit to another university should check directly with the receiving institution.

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