Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

General Description:

This is a three-year programme that allows candidates to obtain a doctoral qualification through a series of workshops and a thesis centred on issues specifically related to their own professional activities. The thesis requires interventional research to solve a specific problem or improve productivity in industry or services on a particular managerial area.

The seminars are delivered by highly qualified faculty that have a blend of academic cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience. In each seminar, they will share their experience in contemporary research issues in their specific field. This will allow participants to understand the present research directions.

Training objective :

At the end of this programme, participants will have mastered research methods enabling an improvement in their problem-resolution and decision-making process and will have analysed the importance of each of the topics that influence corporate and public institutions.

General Characteristics :

The programme of study is organized in modules. Credits for each module are shared between research, improving managerial skills, advancing report and research writing skills. The delivery of seminars is conducted through lectures, exercises and practical work in class.

The DBA program is divided into three learning outcomes :

  • Research analysis skills

  • Improving the Managerial skills

  • Improving the report and research writing skills


The programme of study is organized in modules. Each module is shared between research, improving the Managerial skills, improving the report, research writing skills, lectures, exercises or practical work in class (onsite contact hours).


Key Points:

  • Organiser: School of Business

  • Duration of the programme: 3 Years

  • Faculty: International

  • Teaching methods: Courses, research, conferences, debates, case study, discussions and presentations

  • Teaching language: English or French

  • Degree earned: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Degree granted by: SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY, GENEVA

  • Campus: Château d’Aïre, Geneva – Switzerland

Planning of Seminars :


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Château d'Aïre

185 – 187 Route d’Aïre
1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 12
(For general inquiries)



Château d'Aïre

187 Route d’Aïre

1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 22

(President office related inquiries)


Château d'Aïre

185 Route d’Aïre

1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 12
(For admission only)

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