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Doctor of Business Administration

International Doctor of Business Administration

International Doctor of Business Administration

Graduate with the highest academic degree in management, delivered by top Swiss Business school.

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Cohort starts
30th Sep, 2023

Online Learning


2-3 years

About the Program

Masterclasses on futuristic topics,
delivered by real industry leaders

Learn about innovation, AI, exponential learning from respected industry leaders and authors like Peter Diamandis, Salim Ismail, Roger Hamilton and more.


You can choose from 12+ specialisations or bring your own research topic for maximum impact to you.

Earn the coveted Dr.Title

Upon graduation, join the elite class of Doctors with specialised mastery on your topic. DBA Research track program will broaden your professional horizons enabling you to climb further up the corporate ladder.

DBA - Doctorate - Research Track (Online)

The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop professional practice at the highest level.

It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry which is designed for mid-career executives who have already completed the MBA (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.

The Research track is requiring to students to publish their work in reputable research conferences and journals and deliver dissertation/monologue thesis at the end of their DBA program.


Key Highlights

In this program, you will :

Earn the coveted Dr. Title

Researcher education in management studies (theoretical and methodological competence)

Competence to design and implement a sizable research project with a practical orientation

A collegial network with professors and other researchers and the Executive DBA candidates

Competence in presenting papers in international seminars and conferences

Writing and defending an academic doctoral thesis and research papers / articles

Possibility to realize a sizable research / development project for an organization

Program Overview

Accredited by ACBSP, the leading global
authority on Business Schools and Programs

Masterclasses by real industry leaders like

Peter Diamandis

NYT best-selling author and the original space tech guru, co-founder of zero gravity corporation, International space university, Singularity University and more.

Salim Ismail

NYT best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, founder of EXO and OpenEXO, and chairman of XPRIZE Foundation.

Roger Hamilton

Founder of Genius Group, world renowned futurist and entrepreneur who mentors Entrepreneurs to grow their enterprises and find their flow.

1:1 Thesis supervision

Choose over 12+ specialisation

or bring your own topic for mastery= Immersion Opportunity to travel to Switzerland and network with peers and faculty from around the world.
**immersion cost is not included in the tuition fees

Who is DBA for ?

The program is designed for business professionals and top executives with the objective to provide them with a practical grounding in premium business and research education and its applications by offering flexible and rigorous research-based curriculum.

You can learn at your own pace, on your own time.

What is taught in Research based DBA program?

The DBA Research program features a thesis research project that emphasizes applied research to help you solve a real-world problem within your organization. Our distinguished program faculty will accompany you throughout the DBA journey by providing milestones to help you stay on track.

Eligibility Criteria

Masters degree or Bachelor's degree with minimum 5 years of work experience.
English language proficiency, as the program is taught in English.

Why do a Research DBA Program?

The DBA program will bring you the opportunity to obtain the highest-level postgraduate qualification in business and management field without interrupting your career.

The DBA Research track offers a rigorous online or blended learning and research plan to the global executives. All DBA students have the possibility to attend campus based seminars that are organized in Geneva or Moscow.


International Doctor of Business Administration degree

Complete all the research phases and your dissertation to receive a Global Doctor of Business Administration in any specialisation of your interest from SSBM Geneva.

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World-class faculty from top academic centres and
corporates across Europe and USA.
Giacomo Marzi

PhD, University of Lincoln, UK

Giacomo’s main research field relates to Innovation and Technology Management, both in manufacturing and IT companies.

Mario Silic

PhD, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

He has over 15 years of professional experience in various senior management positions.

Sara Sassetti

PhD, University of Pisa, Italy

Sara’s main research field relates to entrepreneurial decision-making, students’ employability and HRM.

Dario Silic

PhD, University of Lyon 2, France

Dario’s research interests are Financial engineering, Financial management, Corporate finance, European union.

Andrea Patrucco

PhD, Penn State, USA

He provides executive education teaching for companies like ABB, AXA, Edison, Ferragamo, Gucci, Pirelli, Solvay.

Alex Lyon

PhD, State University of New York, USA

His area of study is Organizational Communication with an emphasis on leadership, power, and ethics.

Goran Vlasic

PhD, University of Zagreb

He is a full professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business. He has obtained his PhD in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Ivana Nobilo

PhD, University of Osijek, Croatia

Ivana is a management consultant, executive trainer, inspirational speaker and lecturer.

Velimir Srića

PhD, University of Zagreb

He is a professor of management at Zagreb University and visiting professor at UCLA.

Meskina Olesya

PhD, University of Basel

She is holder of several academic grants. In 2008 she was selected as a recipient of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.

Program Structure

International industry expertise at your disposal as you deep-dive into one of more than 12 specializations. Flexible timelines upto 36 months.

Research Methodology I : 24 Weeks

  • Concept Paper

Research Methodology I : 24 Weeks

  • Literature Review

Research Proposal: 24 Weeks

  • Research Proposal

Thesis Writing I : 24 Weeks

  • Dissertation/Thesis

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Admission Process

Step 1

Complete the Application

Fill out the application form with your academic and career details.

Step 2

Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter

Our admissions committee will review your profile. Upon being selected, an offer letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the Doctor of Business Administration Program.

Step 3

Block your Seat

Block your seat with a block payment to enroll. Get access to the course material and begin your journey to professional mastery!

Program Fees

USD 14,000

Scholarship available
Financing options available

Frequently Asked Questions


1. GeniusU does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. GeniusU does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.

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Financing Options


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