DBA - Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Business Administration is an academic degree, that is awarded to business practitioners who have completed the applied research-oriented DBA program, prepared and successfully defended a dissertation. The DBA program allows participants to integrate their own management experience, identify contemporary trends in management , analyze key success factors and improve their qualifications.
DBA student profile
Business leaders, who have already achieved professional success, have implemented challenging projects, have an aptitude for research and who wish to consolidate and cement their success and achievements, improve their professional qualifications, and receive the degree of Doctor in Business Administration.
Research component– preparation and defense of a doctoral dissertation. Seminars on methodology and individual consulting sessions are conducted throughout the program (continuous consulting with experts and research supervisors on the preparation of the dissertation and publications on the topic of research), working in virtual teams, preparation of presentation and essays on the doctorate student’s chosen research topic of.
Study component – exploring the newest contemporary business practices and management theories at the lectures and seminars on key issues of business and management development.
Training component – the acquisition of new skills, that are necessary for a modern leader, at specialized training sessions, conducted by experienced Russian and international trainers and coaches.
Duration: 3 years
The DBA program has no time frame, it is a life-long program. Upon completion of studies all participants receive the privilege of a life-long right to be part of all study events, organized by IBS, including classes and trainings at any of IBS programs, seminars, conferences, and meetings with experts and public figures.
The DBA program is custom-made for each participant. Apart from the classes, that are a compulsory part of the program, each participant can choose any course from other IBS programs, that are in line with the participant’s preferred interests and learning objectives. During the preparation of the dissertation each participant works in close contact with his/her own personal mentor. Individual consulting sessions are provided by professionals, experts, management practitioners and researchers. Study sessions at the DBA program are conducted in the form of counselling, guidance and creative discussions. The program does not provide its participants with ready-made solutions, but rather offers methodology that ensures success.
The DBA program helps the participants to explore the state-of-the-art and the newest trends in contemporary management. In the 21st century success cannot be achieved by relying on the traditional and generally accepted management methods. It is of paramount importance to aim at innovation, to identify the trends, that are not yet obvious and have not yet formed completely. These trends are identified through individual research of doctorate students and through creative discussions between the students and invited experts. The DBA program allows to spot the trends that are only now emerging. This approach enables the participants to use high-end management technologies in their business practices in the future.
The DBA program is primarily focused on the contemporary knowledge management technologies. Information transparency in today’s world results in fast dissemination of knowledge and its application in business processes. This undermines the competitive advantages of organizations, which found their strategies primarily on the use of the newest explicit knowledge. IBS DBA program is oriented at the use of tacit knowledge, which has become a key success factor in the 21st century. This enables DBA participants to identify the true factors of competitiveness for their own projects and businesses. DBA graduates have the ability of turning knowledge into capital.
The DBA program allows participants to integrate their own management experience, identify contemporary trends in management, analyze key success factors and, as a result, improve their qualifications.
The benefits of the DBA program
Top-quality business education
The DBA program is primarily focused on the contemporary knowledge management technologies. Our DBA graduates know how to turn knowledge into capital. The program does not provide its participants with ready-made solutions, but rather offers methodology that ensures success, helps to explore the emerging trends in modern management.
Work in close contact with one’s own personal mentor during the preparation of the dissertation.
Individual consulting sessions, provided by professionals, experts, management practitioners and researchers.
The participants can choose any classes or complete courses (modules) from other IBS programs.
No time frame
Upon completion of studies all participants receive the privilege of a life-long right to be part of all study events, organized by IBS, including classes and trainings at any of IBS programs, seminars, conferences, and meetings with experts and public figures.
Highly-qualified management experts
In addition to acquiring knowledge about new efficient management methods as well as technologies of the knowledge application, DBA graduates are independent, self-reliant and self-sufficient individuals, able to pass on their own expertise, act as mentors and consultants at any level. They become gurus in their chosen profession, able to resolve challenging tasks.