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Doctor of Business Administration

Online Programs


February September




3 years / 9 terms


100% in English

During years one and two of your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), you will undertake six 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.

Your 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.

Next application deadline: 31 January 2022
Classes begin: 21 February 2022

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Awarded by Eduniversal International Scientific Committee
An international student body across our campus network
World's Best Business School
Top 100 business schools in CEOWORLD Magazine

Dr. Oliver Elliott

DBA Program Manager

Our DBA program delivers a highly flexible online learning experience compatible with full-time work.

Our Flexible Doctorate Program

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.

DBA Testimonials

The information given by the school is precise, the learning materials are current and the concepts put forward are contemporary.
Amy Lee
Australia, DBA student
My doctoral journey has been greatly filled with well-structured learning programs, wonderful mentorship and unique opportunities to bridge the gap between theories and practicality. 
Thi Quynh Chi Nguyen
Vietnam, DBA student
The DBA is a unique program, which is a perfect symbiosis of research and management practices.
Assel Narymbetova
Kazakhstan, DBA student



Why should I study a DBA?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Geneva Business School will help you solve a current business issue and make a tangible contribution to the field in which you work. Aimed at individuals who are looking for an opportunity to deep dive into a problem or idea that requires research, analysis, and guidance from industry experts to develop recommendations and solutions.

By developing your quantitative and qualitative skills, you will be able to apply this deep knowledge and hands-on experience to the business industry and make an impact on business management, policy, or strategy.

If you have considerable business experience and need a flexible yet intensive program to drive your business or career to the next level, the DBA is your vehicle. Study 100% in English with access to a diverse stable of sector specialists, exclusive mentors, and a dedicated supervisor. Attend and learn from in-depth webinars and online conferences.

Work around your own schedule and benefit from our flexible tuition payment plan, which covers essential learning materials, and attendance at exclusive conferences. With limited scholarships also available, the DBA is within reach for any ambitious student.


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DBA Study Plan

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Year 1

Academic Credit

Core Courses
6 core courses worth 15 ECTS each
2 check-ins worth 5 ECTS each
Final Project
A Business Research project
140 ECTS
240 ECTS

Year 2

Year 3

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