During years one and two of your doctorate, you will undertake 6 self-study courses through our innovative online learning platform. These are designed to equip you with the skills you will need for your business research project during your third and final year.
This project could focus on a real-life business situation, or a problem that you are dealing with in your current work situation. It could also be a business idea that you want to explore or focus on, or current ideas that are impacting the industry you are working in.
Throughout your time at GBS you will be supported by the DBA Program Coordinator and the program team in Barcelona. In your final year you will also receive direct support from an experienced professional who is in the same field of interest as you.
Once the project is complete, you will present it to a panel of experts in your field.
Flexible Doctorate Program (DBA)
“Geneva Business School is a leading teaching-focused institution known for its innovative learning methods and commitment to the use of the latest educational technology.
Our DBA program harnesses these strengths in order to deliver a highly flexible online learning experience compatible with full-time work. The course is designed so that you can work wherever you are – in your office, at home, on the train. All you need is a connected device and the program materials will always be ready for you.
Our academically rigorous courses will introduce you to the latest concepts in management research and help you develop the skills you need to carry out your research project.
With the support of a team of academics and business leaders located around the world, you will also benefit from our personalized mentoring approach, which will tailor the program to you and your professional circumstance. At the very beginning of your DBA journey we will take our time to get to know you, so that we can support you in the best way possible.“
Dr. Oliver Eliott
DBA Program Manager
“I am a first year DBA student of Geneva Business School in Astana Campus. So far, I have completed three courses and I can say that the Program fully met my expectations. The main distinctive feature of this Program is that it is designed for working people, which means that you can maintain your professional life, family responsibilities while being an almost full-time doctoral student. The modules are designed so that you have normal live classes with professors every 3-month period, constant online homework occupation and continuous support of your DBA Program Director and supervisor. This is more than enough to immerse yourself into research world without giving up your main professional occupation and sacrificing your work-life balance. I am very grateful to Geneva Business School for designing this format of DBA Program, which became a very natural continuation of my professional and personal development process.”
“My wish was to work and grow in an international environment and thanks to Geneva Business School, the knowledge and experience I acquired gave me self con dence. It has assisted me in my career development. With my present job, I enjoy taking part in international negotiation. I am so thankful to my lecturers who provided me with the best and accurate information. I am fortunate to be able to use this knowledge in my daily work life.”
“At Geneva Business School I appreciated the opportunity to commence the entire research study on small & medium size enterprises in Switzerland, parallel with my every day responsibilities. Working with Dr. Dominique Xardel, as supervisor, was a great privilege. Dr. Xardel provided me with many ideas and was always available for help us discussions. s The study sharpened my analytical and academic skills. Moreover it broadened my personal perception.”
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