Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA ) is the highest academic degree in the Anglo-Saxon university management education dar. The DBA has no direct equivalent in the German university system. Most likely he is in Germany with a business promotion as Dr. oec. , Dr. rer. oec. or Dr. rer. pol. comparable.

The DBA was originally developed by the U.S. Harvard University to achieve a transfer of knowledge between the needs of business practice and academic research. He is deeply rooted in the world of business and therefore particularly suitable for people on business practice. The DBA basically corresponds to a, but Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D.) ', the focus is more on the application of theoretical knowledge in practice. The U.S. Department of Education as well as the "British Economic and Social Research Council" recognize the DBA as equivalent to Ph.D. of.

The admission requirements are governed by the doctoral regulations of the universities. Therefore, there is - similar to the well-known Master of Business Administration (MBA) - qualitatively significant differences. Worldwide rankings of the various programs to help this come to a balanced decision. While usually one with at least "good " completed Master degree, like a Master of Business Administration (MBA ) or a Master of Science ( MSc ) is required, most doctoral regulations set beside also requires more years of management experience and / or scientific activities and publications. DBA programs usually take three to six years. The focus of the dissertation is the most science-based employment with a strategic challenge of a company or an industry, less, however, a purely theoretical discussion. Usually DBA graduates therefore come from the areas of management consulting, investment banking or the big global players.

The Anabin database describes the DBA study as follows:

" This is an application-oriented, geared to the needs of industry and business doctoral program, which in contrast to the much more research-oriented, Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D.) 'stands. The target group is managers in industry and business with professional experience who wish to expand and develop their knowledge and skills for the purpose of operation and management via application-oriented research. "

Universities that offer a DBA degree

There are over 220 DBA programs. Alone European universities work covers 38 percent of the bid, followed by higher education institutions from the Asia-Pacific region with 31 percent. A small selection of these universities is available here:

  • Reutlingen University, at the International Institute for Strategic Leadership in cooperation with the British University of Portsmouth. In addition to an English supervisor participants have a supervisor of the ESB Business School in Reutlingen.
  • The University of Surrey ( UniS ) offers an AACSB - accredited and AMBA DBA degree program at (part-time or full-time ), which is carried out in Germany with the support of the International Business School ( IBS). Hierbeit, the IBS technical and physical infrastructure, the study itself is carried out in full by UniS.
  • The Heriot -Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh / Scotland offers a DBA degree program, which will run for four to nine years ( full or part-time ).
  • Manchester Business School ( distance learning, full or part time), three to six years, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
  • Cyprus International University
  • Institute of Economics Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Cranfield University, part-time study modular, four years
  • Bradford University
  • Business School Lausanne
  • University of Liverpool
  • Henley Business School
  • Aston University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Kingston University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Durham University
  • TiasNimbas Business School (DBA PhD)
  • Newcastle Business School
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Gloucestershire, part-time study, at least 3 years, is offered in Germany.
  • Harvard Business School
  • University of Strathclyde Business School
  • University of South Australia ( UniSA )
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Applied Sciences of the middle class ( Bielefeld), in cooperation with the University of Gloucestershire ( Cheltenham )
  • Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, in cooperation with the Charles Sturt University
  • Walden University
  • Swiss Business School