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El doctorado combina módulos de teoría y práctica avanzada de la gestión junto con la formación en las metodologías y técnicas necesarias para llevar a cabo investigaciones en materia de negocios y gestión. El objetivo principal de nuestro Doctorado en Dirección de empresas es ayudar a los profesionales que desean mejorar, contribuir y transformar su manera de trabajar. 




Secure your place on this programme by applying today for 2023 intakes - Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

Throughout the DBA, you will cover essential concepts of business management and research, including management and administrative theories, research and business models as well as research methods. From this, you will develop problem-solving and decision-making skills which are vital for successful management in the business sector. Additionally, you will learn how to apply management research techniques and concepts to the drafting of a business-related thesis.

The last two years of the programme will be dedicated to carrying out research and preparing a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. Our unique approach to the DBA involves both experienced academics and senior business professionals to help mentor your through your research.

You will also have the option to learn German.

The course is delivered 100% on campus with full access to state-of-the art facilities. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the UNINETTUNO.

Why study this course ?

The Doctorate in Business Administration has been designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to managers and leaders of the business and industrial sector.
The doctorate combines taught modules in advanced management theory and practice along with training in the necessary methodologies and techniques to carry out doctoral research in business and management.

The main aim of our Doctorate of Business Administration is to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute and transform how they work. Attending this prestigious course will give your academic and professional aspirations a huge boost.

Course price

Price: €15,000* (per year)

Special offer effective January 2023: Save 30% on your first-year tuition fees if you pay first year in full. 

Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Programme Structure

The modules of this programme are offered and delivered 100% on campus. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the UNINETTUNO platform.

Teaching takes place Monday to Saturdays, during morning, afternoon, or evening sessions.

  • Introduction to Doctoral Studies
  • Change and Management
  • People in Organisations (blended)
  • Innovation and Creativity (blended)
  • Strategy in Business (blended)
  • Knowledge Development and Management Complexity
  • Communication and Decision-Making
  • Research stage with supervision (blended)
  • Thesis (preparation and submission, blended)

Learning Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research in order to understand and develop evidence-based practice
  • Analyse contemporary approaches to management research and develop a strategic approach to research design
  • Describe and critique concepts of project appraisal, and design a framework for monitoring and evaluating a project or programme
  • Describe and critique current concepts, models and theories of quality assurance in business research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories and practices which underpin effective, efficient and equitable management policies and practices
  • Possess conceptual understanding of management and leadership thinking that enables students to reflect on and evaluate critically both current research and its application to the practice of leadership in a business context
  • Improve the understanding of management and leadership at the business workplace by transforming research-informed teaching into practice

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Career Progression

After successful completion of the DBA in Economics and Business Administration programme, students will have opportunities to work in areas such as banking, finance and accounting. Successful graduates will have the knowledge and skills to secure placements in large consultancies firms, international retailers and fashion houses and other service industries. You can also pursue research degrees in top universities around the world. In addition, graduates on this programme can apply for exemptions from relevant professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students on this programme may also become student members of the Institute of Management.

  • Delivery: Blended (on campus and online)
  • Duration: 4 years (possibility for direct entry in year 3)    
  • Intakes 2023: February, May, October 
  • Campus: Berlin
  • Degree awarded by Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO.
    As DBA is not an official Italian title, it is offered in the form of a high calibre professional qualification.
  • Price: €15,000 per annum (international and EU students) 

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  • Minimum age 23
  • Academic qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution in a business related discipline; a master’s degree or a Level 7 postgraduate qualification, or an MBA from a recognised Institution.

Applicants with degrees in other disciplines and applicants with no bachelor’s or master’s degree, but with other academic qualifications and significant professional experience at executive level are also welcome to apply. Their acceptance might be subject to successfully sitting to an entrance test and an interview.

Research proposal: applicants will also have to submit a detailed research proposal which will include: research topic rationale, aims and objectives, primary and secondary research questions, methodology, research structure and design, initial literature review.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 (not less than 6.0 in any component) or equivalent test.


  • English proficiency requirements can be waived for:
    • Native English speakers, applicants who completed their education in English (such as a high school diploma or IB)
    • Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English-speaking country. 
    • Medium of Instruction letter for a qualification awarded within the last 5 years. 
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) as proof of English for applicants from West Africa, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone (with conditions*).

    WAEC English Language component must be at level C6 or above.

*According to the Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO admission criteria.

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  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for
  3. Complete all sections of the online application
  4. Submit online application
  5. Our Admissions Team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

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