dba_international_management
This program aims to provide extra knowledge to outstanding managers, who want to excel and develop their positions through active research that combines practical and theoretical approaches to the resolution and of everyday challenges in the business world.
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: Rolling Admissions
  • Degree Awarded: Doctorate of Business Administration with Major in International Management.
  • Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the period of the doctorate program.
  • Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus
  • Stage 1 – Preliminary acceptance

The first stage is the approval of the applicant’s dossier whereby the following documents MUST be submitted (see D.B.A. REQUIREMENTS) The candidate, if the pre-review successful is positive, will continue through to the stage 2.

  • Stage 2 – Submission of the Pre-Thesis report

Following approval of the dossier, the Pre-Thesis stage 2 then lasts for 2 semesters. During this period, the candidate is closely monitored but the work remains predominantly independent and must submit a pre-Thesis of a minimum of 20 pages. There is a thorough review by the academic committee and a decision is taken whether the candidate is eligible to continue.

At this point, the committee MUST ensure that the student who wishes to undertake the DBA Thesis has:

–          A clear and precise title with the objective of solving a current dilemma.

–          A topic involving a problem that needs in depth analysis and further research.

–          Brief list of literature and books.

–          Knowledge of outlining a bibliography.

  • Stage 3 – Full Doctoral Thesis

Following completion of the Pre-Thesis, the candidate will be eligible to continue through to stage 2 for full implementation of the Doctorate program which requires 3 full publishable articles of a minimum of 20 pages or 200 pages thesis.

This stage will be a further minimum 2-3 years on average.

Selection Criteria

GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record.

Admission Requirements

– Copy of Bachelor and Master Level diplomas
obtained with grade transcripts

– Completed application form with passport photo included

– Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates

– Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination.

– Photocopy of your passport

– Receipt for the payment of the application fee

– Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

– Recommendation letter

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