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.

Practical information

Program Duration

18 Months (4 Seminars, one every 6 Months)


100% in English

Tuition Fees

6250 CHF/seminar

25000 CHF for 4 seminars


  • Filled out application form
  • CV / Resume. Minimum 5 years of professional experience. Description of professional and academic experiences are required
  • Motivation letter (Max 250 words)
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Higher Education transcripts and diplomas
  • The research field considered

Program Structured

A program structured for full-time professionals: Yes

Degree Level

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)


At UBIS we welcome student from everywhere and every background. As such you might opt for our 2 different options:

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.

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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 Swiss Global Boutique 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.


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.


International network

Close links with the corporate world

International accreditation

Dual degree programs

International locations

Faculty experience

Online – on campus – blended

(Transfer between campuses)

6 intakes per year

Flexible schedule

Boutique university

International faculty and student body

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

80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking

40% of foreign residents from 157 different nations are living in Geneva

100% of our graduates are in touch with professionals with real-world experience

All programs are available on campus / blended / online

Please click on the link if you wish to APPLY ONLINE or if you would like to receive more information about the APPLICATION PROCESS (requirements, fees, procedure, scholarships) or be contacted by an ADVISOR.