Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (EDBA)

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration

The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (E-DBA) degree was developed to meet the demands of experienced business executives and industry leaders, while challenging you to create new knowledge that transforms the world of business. The UBIS E-DBA leverages seminar-based learning to provide a broad theoretical perspective of current business issues as well as a strong foundation in applied research and analysis, and highly flexible, supportive and immersive dissertation track.

The E-DBA is extremely well structured yet highly flexible. Delivered with the demands and experiences of business executives in mind. While the standard DBA takes on a more traditional lecture-based core curriculum structure, the Executive DBA provides candidates a unique opportunity to become immersed in that same important developmental core curriculum via interactive seminars. Allowing candidates to prepare for, and structure their dissertation. This seminar-based approach is designed to help executives discover, define and find the type of learning and support unique to their professional, academic, and focused dissertation topic.

Ideal Candidates

To qualify for the E-DBA, candidates should have at least 15 years of professional business experience in senior level management and leadership roles. Candidates with at least 7 years professional experience and an undergraduate degree in a business-related will also be considered. Candidates will be required to submit a letter of recommendation.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify problems related to U.S. and foreign 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

The UBIS EDBA 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.

Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation. Moreover, our very practical EDBA is based on skills rather than merely research like other Doctorate programs. We will also help you perfect your public speaking abilities which we know is very important for any professional career.

During the program you will 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

Dual Degree Programs

Outstanding Selection of Professors

Online - Blended

(Transfer between formats)

Flexible Schedule

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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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