Doctorate Program

Doctorate DBA research track

Doctorate DBA research track
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

DBA - Doctorate - Research Track (Online)

The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop professional practice at the highest level. 

It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry which is designed for mid-career executives who have already completed the MBA (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.

The Research track is requiring to students to publish their work in reputable research conferences and journals and deliver dissertation/monologue thesis at the end of their DBA program.

As far as supervision of thesis research is concerned it is to be noted that the DBA thesis supervisor generally looks at the scientific work being prepared by the student, supervises it, and is committed to ensuring that quality standards of the work are being met. The supervisor is a person with the requisite academic qualification and experience in the chosen field of the thesis research. The supervisor has expert knowledge of the field in which the student is carrying out his/her research. The Supervisor’s task is to guide the DBA student from commencement of the research through the oral presentation and defense of the completed research work (DBA viva).

Total duration for completing the DBA program is two (2) academic years or less which depends on student’s motivation to deliver the thesis.

The DBA program will bring you the opportunity to obtain the highest-level postgraduate qualification in business and management field without interrupting your career.

The DBA Research track offers a rigorous online or blended learning and research plan to the global executives. All DBA students have the possibility to attend campus based seminars that are organized in Geneva or Moscow.

The program was designed for business professionals and top executives  with the objective to provide them with a practical grounding in premium business and research education and its applications by offering flexible and rigorous research-based curriculum.

The DBA Research program features a thesis research project that emphasizes applied research to help you solve a real-world problem within your organization. Our distinguished program faculty will accompany you throughout the DBA journey by providing milestones to help you stay on track.

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Doctoral level in-depth knowledge of latest theories and methodologies in business research

Senior Management Career

You will learn to apply novel, innovative, and creative solutions to complex business problems leading to Sernior management or research career


DBA fits with working professional busy schedule by providing flexible study structure 

Why DBA Research Track?

Why DBA Research track?

Our DBA Research track program will enable you to be able to provide novel, innovative, and creative solutions to complex business problems and opportunities as well as thought leadership for organizational change.

Key benefits

– Researcher education in management studies (theoretical and methodological competence)
– Competence to design and implement a sizable research project with a practical orientation
– A collegial network with professors and other researchers and the Executive DBA candidates
– Competence in presenting papers in international seminars and conferences
– Writing and defending an academic doctoral thesis and research papers/articles
– Possibility to realize a sizable research/development project for an organization

Variety of possible topics

Any topic can be considered that deals with management, finance, HR or any other related themes such as:

• General management
• HR topics
• Business topics
• Supply chain
• Finance
• etc.

Competitive advantage

DBA Research track program will broaden your professional horizons enabling you to climb further up the corporate ladder.


DBA Research track was designed to fit the demanding lifestyle of executives and professionals

Publish your research?

If you aim at publishing your work then DBA Research track is your ideal choice as you will be accompanied by an experienced researcher that has already published.

ACBSP accredited

DBA is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) which is recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).


Upon successful completion of the DBA program you will be awarded with a DBA degree delivered by SSBM Geneva.


Who Are SSBM DBA Students?
  • DiversityOver 50 different countries and cultures represented
  • FlexibilityYou can start anytime with possibility to attend campus based seminars
  • EngagementExperienced PhD mentors



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Join a selected and experienced group of classmates, grow together and build a strong network. 

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DBA - Research track (Online)

The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop professional practice at the highest level. It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry which is designed for mid-career.

In this track, you will be required to publish your work alone or together with one of our researchers in different publication outlets.

Our mentors are coming from some of the most prestigious universities around the world.

Tuition Fees

DBA Research: 13.000 EUR*

We offer various scholarship opportunities. We invite you to carefully check which one can apply to you.

* This price includes all online program related costs. Additional costs may apply in some situations.



– MBA (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized higher education institution.

– A Master’s degree in management (or associated discipline) with a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.

– A Master’s degree in a field other than management (or related discipline) but with a minimum of 5 years professional work experience.

– Grade transcripts

– Your CV or resume

– ID or passport copy

– One photo

Applications to the doctoral program will be reviewed by members of the Doctorate Admissions Committee who will make recommendations and decisions (accept/reject) regarding offers of admission to the DBA program. Upon receipt of the documents, a formal interview with the DBA Academic Director may be scheduled with some candidates.


Research Methodology I
Research Methodology II
Publishing Your Paper (seminar)
Writing Research Proposal (seminar)
Research Proposal (seminar)

Software Citation Tools (seminar)

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  • I chose to study at SSBM, because it gives me flexibility to combine online and onsite learning.

  • The thing I like the most is definitely the possibility to organize studying time on my own, as well as the deadlines for all the projects. The whole program is very approachable and easy to follow.

  • SSBM truly offers high quality education. The course material allows you to apply academic theory to real-world examples from the global business world in an easy manner.

  • I am quite impressed with the program, most importantly the quality of the education and the professors. It has been wonderful and I would recommend the program. I also gained and increased my productivity as a manager

  • I chose SSBM as an excellent continuation of my education and combining my professional knowledge with theory and practice of the lectures. SSBM allows flexibility with my personal life and professional life as well as achieving my goals.


Experts in Business Education

We are “Experts in Business Education”. Our core values stand on:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Connectivity
  • Expertise

We offer Swiss quality through unique Experience, Exchange, Everywhere and Engagement.

SSBM Connect

How about connecting with your peers, alumni, students, professors, industry leaders and companies we work with?

SSBM enables this through our unique and innovative “SSBM Connect” platform where you can engage, interact and socialize with SSBM community!


Networking is one of our core strategic directions.

SSBM aims to providing to our DBA students new networking opportunities to connect with peers from same but also different industries as one of SSBM’s main objective is to have diverse student body.

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Still Wondering Why Study at SSBM?

SSBM is a truly innovative and leading business and management school that aims at taking education to a new level!
We aim at providing a superior learning experience that will have a direct impact on your professional development.

With our unique programs you will strengthen your strategic visionefficiency and leadership to manage today’s organizations.