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Doctor of Business Administration, DBA

The DBA was originally developed by the Harvard University (USA), to achieve knowledge transfer between the needs of business practice and academic research. The DBA basically corresponds to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), but the focus is laid upon the application of theoretical knowledge in practice. The DBA is strongly anchored in the world economy and thus particularly suitable for working professionals. The U.S. Department of Education and the British Economic and Social Research Council recognized the DBA as “equivalent to PhD”.

The Central Office for Foreign Education Secretariat of the Permanent Conference of Ministers of Education of the Federal Republic of Germany (www.anabin.de) describes the DBA study as follows:

"This is an application-oriented doctoral program, which is aligned to the needs of industry and business, in contrast to the much more research-orientated Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The target group includes managers with professional experience in industry and business, who want expand and extend their skills for operational management and administration through applied research knowledge."

Prerequisites for admission to the DBA program

Admission is solely determined by our partner university. Upon receipt of your documents, we check in advance if you can be admitted to the doctoral study. For this reason, the requirements listed below are only to be regarded as guidelines:


1. You send us the following documents:

2. The documents you provide are first scrutinized by us and then passed on to our partner university. Within four weeks, we will inform you on the decision of the university. If your are accepted as a doctoral student, you will be invited for a personal presentation.

3. Personal presentation at the University (first appointment on Cyprus)

4. Presentation of research progress ("research report") once per year on Cyprus

5. Defense of the thesis and oral examination by the TPC, acceptance of the dissertation by the TPC

6. Ceremony and presentation of the certificate

Information provided here is subject to course of study change by the University

European Education Group AG will look after all organizational issues concerning your doctoral study and will e.g. accompany you to the university, when you have the first appointment on site. European Education Group AG will be your contact during your doctoral study.

Detailed information on the DBA program and related cost are provided on request. 

Tuition Fees for your MBA and DBA: on request