Doctorate in International Finance

DBA in International Finance

The Doctorate in International Finance program focuses on broadening your expertise as an executive in your field and enabling you to dig deeper into the global world of finance. Through research, you will gain new skills, knowledge and a wider perspective which will take you one step further in your career.

You will have the opportunity to study various areas of international finance and to master the transfer of aquired knowledge to a group of private partnership companies. The practical work in conjunction with any partnership companies will be strongly linked to the research publication reports that are presented on completion of the DBA.

Brochure DBA in International Finance

  • Language: English
  • Intakes: Rolling Admissions
  • Degree Awarded: Doctorate of Business Administration with Major in International Finance.
  • Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus
  •  Stage 1 – Preliminary acceptance

The first stage is the approval of the applicant’s dossier whereby the following documents MUST be submitted (see DBA Admissions Requirements) The candidate, if the pre-review successful is positive, will continue through to the stage 2.

  • Stage 2 - Submission of the Pre-Thesis report

Following approval of the dossier, the Pre-Thesis stage 2 then lasts for 2 semesters. During this period, the candidate is closely monitored but the work remains predominantly independent and must submit a pre-Thesis of a minimum of 20 pages. There is a thorough review by the academic committee and a decision is taken whether the candidate is eligible to continue.

At this point, the committee MUST ensure that the student who wishes to undertake the DBA Thesis has:

-          A clear and precise title with the objective of solving a current dilemma.
-          A topic involving a problem that needs in depth analysis and further research.
-          Brief list of literature and books.
-          Knowledge of outlining a bibliography.

  • Stage 3 – Full Doctoral Thesis

Following completion of the Pre-Thesis, the candidate will be eligible to continue through to stage 2 for full implementation of the Doctorate program which requires 3 full publishable articles of a minimum of 20 pages or 200 pages thesis.
This stage will be a further minimum 2-3 years on average.

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“Through my studies at GBS I developed practical skills in finance thanks to the large set of skills taught. The diversity of student helped me to open my mind regarding cultural and educational differences. Professors are highly qualified and convey theoretical concepts with practical examples” 

Bastien Chabasseuil

“I am really grateful for the opportunity to study finance program in GBS. It was the opportunity to research modern managerial theories with the application on practical best practices in today companies business. Moreover, the business school program provides a lot of management psychological way of thinking developments that were reflected in modern business cases environment. Thank you very much to all faculty and administration members.”

Vadim Bezbedov

“I would strongly recommend the Msc in Finance program at GBS for anyone looking for a career in Finance. I personally benefited a lot from the rich faculty members who shared their experience and learning in the sessions. Staff members are friendly and supportive, not to forget the advantage of being in the best city for private banking.”

Yogesh Supekar

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