Doctorate Programs

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.

The UBIS Doctorate in Business Administration first began in 2018 and is now programmatically accredited by the IACBE.

This is a 60 credit program in which 20 credits are based on relevant business topics, 25 credits are based on learning how to research, and 15 credits are based on executing your dissertation. Each module will contribute to the research for your Dissertation. Moreover, our very practical DBA 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.

We have a state-of-the-art learning management system, and we have a faculty body that has become extremely fluent in interfacing and working with students in a remote fashion during the pandemic.

Program Duration

3 years


100% in English

Tuition Fees

32000 CHF


Filled out application form
Motivation letter (Max 250 words)
Proof of Identification
Proof of Graduation (Bachelor and Master Degree)
The research field considered

Program Structure

A program structured for full-time professionals: Yes

Degree Level

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)


International Network

Close links with
the corporate world

International Accreditation

Dual Degree Programs

International Locations

Outstanding Selection of Professors

On ground - Online - Blendend

(Transfer between formats)

6 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 6 entry dates per year-more flexibility in starting your studies. As a rule, UBIS accepts a maximum of 90 (30*3-credit courses) in transfer for undergraduate 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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Other Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Learn a robust global business perspective in a three-year program.

Graduate Programs

Advance international business mindset in two years maximum.

A Global University

We offer Dual Swiss/U.S. Bachelor and Master programs, anchored into the new world (emerging countries, world economy, and global challenges). They are attended online, on our own, or partnering campuses worldwide. Our ultimate goal is to make our graduates shine on the international job market.

Bachelor Degrees

Earn a Dual Swiss/U.S. Bachelor of Business Administration in international places. Learn from on-field faculty who will share their experience.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn an MBA degree and develop your international experience. Four different locations, four different approaches to business.

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

Interested in International Relations or Dual Swiss/U.S. MBA? Be seen as unique on the job market and kick-off to a successful career.