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ABOUT EU BUSINESS SCHOOL Established in 1973, EU Business School is a triple-accredited, multicampus, international business school. In addition to small, dynamic classes offered in English, EU students also enjoy an international environment while getting the best of both North American and European academic curricula. We offer Bachelor (BBA), Master (MBA) and Doctor (DBA) of Business Administration programs, with majors in Business Administration; Communication & Public Relations; Leisure & Tourism Management; Business Finance; Sports Management or International

Relations; E-Business; or Entrepreneurship among others. EU has a global network of campuses, and we encourage students to participate in intercampus exchanges within our main campuses and partner institutions in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and U.S.A. Our 100+ nationality average gives students a truly multicultural learning environment and excellent networking opportunities.

All courses are taught by highly-qualified faculty members with a wealth of practical experience in their fields. EU faculty works with students on an individual basis to create a cooperative and caring learning environment in which human values flourish. We provide student-oriented, flexible and personal education programs for all students. Our pragmatic approach to experiential business education with emphasis on the case-study method is proven to effectively prepare students for leadership positions in the modern business world.


he Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree program at EU Business School is based on an effective combination of courses, seminars and research papers which culminate in one final dissertation. It educates managers, business leaders, executives and scholar-practitioners so that they may: Gain a deeper understanding of the business and management processes in an increasingly-complex world through applied research, teaching and scholarship; – Improve the performance and quality of their business decisions through reflective practice and learning; – Help companies and organizations solve critical problems and foster an environment of performance excellence; – Make a difference in the global business community through service and implementation of ethical standards within social and professional organizations; – Learn how to creatively solve existing problems using critical foundation theories taught by faculty members with extensive academic and practical backgrounds.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at EU. Their flexible program allowed me to continue working while studying. I found the courses and teaching methods professional. The faculty members were knowledgeable and approachable; and I was able to discuss new trends and topics with professors who were always open to debate and ready to offer their assistance. Atalla Zojaji, 2010 Graduate

WHO IS THE DBA FOR? MBA or master’s degree holders with 5+ years of postgraduate work experience – Entrepreneurs and senior managers with a wide scope of qualifications and successful careers – Academics wishing to further their careers with a doctoral degree

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE EU’s DBA program has a research-based curriculum, which teaches using practical business cases and consists of applied research, as opposed to fundamental research. The DBA can be completed over a period of up to five years. Students may earn their DBA in as little as two years. The program consists of two major parts:


1 Pre-dissertation seminars >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 Research seminars YEARS 2-5 3 Research and proposal development

THE PRE-DISSERTATION PHASE The pre-dissertation phase takes a minimum of one year and students may start at the beginning of any term (October, January or March). The objective of this stage is to provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations of the primary and supporting fields of study. The study plan describes how the students’ educational interests and objectives will be pursued throughout their time in the doctoral program. Each course lasts two days and is given in seminar form (two nine-hour sessions). The study plan is unique since it places emphasis on bridging the students’ educational activities to their personal, long-term career goals. The program also encourages them to pursue independent research, publishing, consulting, travel and teaching. Teaching methods may include: videos, case studies and literary reviews, which are all used to establish a firm link between traditional management approaches and the most recent operational developments. The DBA seminars, seen in the column to the right, are the core portion of the curriculum. Student progress and participation is evaluated in each of the subjects through a research paper (or alternate assignment required by the instructor).


5 Dissertation 4 Research >>>>>> defense execution

THE DISSERTATION PHASE Management – Finance – Economics – Marketing Strategy – Advanced Accounting – Human Resources Management – Change Management – Managing Product Development – Competitions & Markets

The objective of this second phase is to determine whether the students have correctly absorbed the theoretical, practical and analytical knowledge gained during the pre-dissertation phase and are able to apply this knowledge to the resolution of a substantial problem. The four parts of this phase are listed on the right. Candidates are required to attend a final oral presentation to defend their dissertation. The jury will consist of external examiners who are both experts in their field as well as senior academics.

Two research seminars – Development and argument of proposal – Research execution – Final dissertation defense

ADMISSION PROCESS Admission into the doctoral program at EU Business School is highly competitive. Successful candidates demonstrate a high probability of effectively completing the doctoral program and a strong potential for success in their careers. Admission documents should be submitted in original, hard-copy form to: EU Business School Geneva Admissions Office Quai du Seujet 18 1201 Geneva, Switzerland – Application documents may also be e-mailed to (original documents will need to be received prior to the beginning of the semester to confirm acceptance) – Upon receipt of all admission documents, the university will evaluate your file and promptly release an admission decision. REQUIREMENTS 1 copy of master’s degree from an accredited college or university – 1 copy of your transcripts (GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale) – 1 copy of English level test results (minimum scores): TOEFL 110 (internetbased); IELTS 7.0; CPE; English native; or equivalent – 1 copy of your GRE and/ or GMAT scores – 2 recommendation letters

TUITION FEES 1 motivation letter stating your reasons for pursuing a DBA and your research interests – 1 copy of your CV/résumé – 3 passport-size photos – 1 copy of your passport – 1 bank letter certifying applicant’s financial solvency – CHF 200 application fee to be paid by check or bank transfer

The DBA program tuition fee is CHF 40,000 and is divided as follows: CHF 4,000 deposit payable upon the receipt of admission confirmation – Eight quarterly tuition payments of CHF 4,500 each, starting from the first seminar and payable throughout the first two years of the program For questions or more information please e-mail



Leading innovator in business education since 1973 – Triple-accredited – Transfer opportunities across a global campus network – Small, student-oriented classes – All courses taught in English – Internationally-top ranked (QS) – Student body & faculty from 100+ countries – Excellent employment record – Student to faculty ratio 9:1 – Continuous evaluation & personalized approach – Dynamic, practical case-study method – Over 25,000 alumni in more than 120 countries – Multicultural & multilingual environment – Exchange programs with universities around the world – Innovative & entrepreneurial focus

EU Geneva Quai du Seujet 18 1201 Geneva, Switzerland T +41 22 779 26 71 OTHER CAMPUSES: EU Barcelona Ganduxer 70 08021 Barcelona, Spain T +34 93 201 81 71 EU Montreux Le Forum-Grand-Rue 3 1820 Montreux 2, Switzerland T +41 21 964 84 64 EBCM Munich Branch of EU Business School Theresienhöhe 28 80339 Munich, Germany T +49 89 5502 9595 EU Online Campus

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