Postgraduate Courses (level 7 & 8)

Home     /     Courses     /     OUS&UDG&TNU DBA

OUS&UDG&TNU Doctor of Business Administration


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Fast Track Programme provides an excellent opportunity for applicants with the Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification to gain a further higher University qualification to enhance their career prospects. The degree of Doctor of Business Administration abbreviated DBA and equivalent to a PhD in Business Administration is a research doctorate in business administration. DBA candidates may specialise in areas such as management science, technology management, organisational behaviour, coaching/mentoring, economics, or finance or other practical fields.

Globally-recognised Awarding Institutions

After completion of the Thesis, students will receive a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) jointly awarded by:
1. OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology (Switzerland)
2. University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland)
3. Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine); QS Global World University Ranking click

The OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is recognised and accredited by European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS), Certified by the Swiss EduQua the Swiss national quality label for education, European Council for Distance Learning (EUCDL) and Premier Accredited University by Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASICUK.

The University of Dąbrowa Górnicza’ is a state recognised University, located in Dąbrowa Górnicza in Poland. University excels in the ranking of the best universities for several years.

Taras Shevchenko National University is a State University. Officially recognised and located in the capital of Ukraine and is ranked within 500 Universities in the world, founded in 1834.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  Masters Degree (or equivalent) or

  Level 7 qualification (or equivalent) or

  Mature applicant with Degree (or equivalent) and work experience and

  IELTS 5.5 or CEFR level B2 (if applicable)

Programme Summary

Part 1: Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (160 credits) consists of:

The student is allowed on this course to exit with Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification after completing part 1 and pay part 1 fees and which needs to be confirmed during the application stage.

Part 2: Thesis (DBA Top-Up)

During this process the student will be acquainted with the theoretical and practical bases of academic research by formulating hypotheses, research questions and their analyses and implementation, expanding business theory and terminology, as well as increasing communication skills and understanding ethical standards for scientific research. The theoretical and practical knowledge gathered in the course of the research process enhanced by the acquisition of core courses learning outcomes will add a high value to professional work performance and academic-related skills and abilities. This guarantees the ability to handle business-related issues in a scientific manner.
Harvard referencing style is the standard which will be followed. There are numerous documents for the supervisor/students to study which will be provided to the student e.g. thesis module structure, ethical issues, how to write doctorate thesis, thesis regulations, informed consent form, thesis review form, harvard referencing system etc.
Thesis (DBA Top-Up) is delivered by EBMA.

Course Fees

Part 1: £2350 (Distance Learning) (Get 15+5% Off T&Cs)

Part 2: £7550 (Delivered by EBMA)

Course Intake

Distance Learning: Any Time

Awarding Body

Part 1: Qualifi ltd via EBMA

Part 2: Jointly by: OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza and Taras Shevchenko National University.

Awarding Body Fees

Part 1: Included in Course Fees

Part 2: Included in Course Fees

Total Fees

Part 1: £2450 (Distance Learning) (Get 15+5% Off T&Cs)

Part 2: £7550 (Delivered by EBMA)

Course Duration

12-36 months (flexible full-time)