Management Programs

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


Upon Request


Switzerland or
at one of
Our Learning Centres
around the world



2 – 3 years


Onsite or


100%  in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is aimed at producing graduates who are confident and able to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations. The graduates are motivated, independent, knowledgeable and with the attitude that can put them ahead in the international business marketplace. They will be experts in their field of research and possess critical thinking in solving business-oriented problems.

Next Application Deadline for Online/Blended Program: 

  • International Students: please contact the Student Services Office
  • EU/Swiss Students: please contact the Student Services Office

Classes begin: please contact the Student Services Office

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Master degree or equivalent. 
  • Non-graduates and holders of non-relevant degrees – A minimum of 10-years of evidenced work experience at a managerial level in the field of business or management.
  • All applicants must hold at least IELTS 6.5 or other evidence of competence in English at this level.

Career Opportunities

A Doctor in Business Administration sets you apart from the crowd, signifying to employers not only business proficiency but also a commitment towards personal and organizational growth.

Possible Careers:  College or University Professor, Entrepreneur, Organizational Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Human Resources Director, Economist, CEO and many more.



Fees apply for 2022 intake


Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

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For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at BHS SWITZERLAND?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) provides students with:

  • a doctor qualification in business management, covering all the key executive management skills and research required for a senior managerial career
  • Swiss excellence in management and business administration
  • international faculty with excellent qualifications and experience in the field of management
  • guest speakers from business industry
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Program Structure

Program Structure

for MBA Graduates

Students must successfully complete:  5 core courses and a final research paper

Credits: 150 ECTS

5 courses (5 x 6 ECTS) + 1 final research paper (120 ECTS)

Core Courses

Research Philosophy

Research Methodology

Advanced Statistics

Multivariate Analysis

Research Proposal

Final Research Paper

Program Structure

for non-MBA Graduates

Students must successfully complete:  10 core courses and a dissertation

Credits: 180 ECTS

10 courses (10 x 6 ECTS) + 1 dissertation (120 ECTS) 

Core Courses

Strategic Marketing

Strategic Management

Organizational Leadership

Advanced Accounting and Finance

Managerial Economics

International Business

Research Philosophy

Advanced Statistics

Multivariate Analysis

Research Methodology


Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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