Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Universidad Central de Nicaragua

Programme Description

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Universidad Central de Nicaragua

Programme Objectives:

The primary objectives of the DBA programme are to:

  • Enable the student to achieve an appropriate level of academic competence
  • Achieve personal development and to develop critical awareness of benefit to themselves and to their organisation
  • Develop skills of initiation, implementation, and analysis in a range of contexts
  • Develop capability in the analysis and evaluation of complex issues and situations

The specific objectives of the program will vary according to the chosen named award and will include the:

  • Development of knowledge at an advanced level
  • Development of skills of analysis, research and policy formulation and implementation
  • Unification of theoretical analysis and practice through a variety of contexts appropriate to business administration Issues of organisation management and the management of people.

Applicant Profile

The modular Master and Doctor of Business Administration programme in Executive Management have as a general aim of provision of an academically rigorous education designed to develop skills, expertise, knowledge, and vision to enable students, whatever their chosen route, to be critical, analytical and creative. The programme aims to provide an opportunity for self-development in relation to career enhancement and as life-long learners. The entry requirements are a graduate degree of at least 240 ECTS credits in total, an MBA, MSc, or similar Master’s Degree, or equivalent qualifications in general management, or in a functional field by examination awarded by a professional body. We may also ask for significant experience in a managerial or professional supervisory position involving responsibility for strategic issues.

Graduate Profile

The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their own capabilities, skills, and competencies within a supported environment.

  • Develop a critical approach to the use of contemporary sources as a means of exploring complex concepts, ideas and issues of relevance and value to the chosen area of study.
  • Develop the power of critical inquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgment.
  • Provide a forum for a study that allows each student to build on his or her past academic and vocational experience in a relevant and meaningful fashion.
  • Expose the student to a range of perspective, which may be applicable to both the interests and work situations as appropriate.
  • Recognize the variety of sources of learning and an appropriate diversity of means for assessing achievement.

This programme intends to allow the individual student to develop their potential through a carefully selected curriculum of study, which includes elements of a variety of methods of study orientated around both the academic and vocational axis.


Mandatory Core Courses (60 ECST)

  • DBAen1105 – Macroeconomics
  • DBAen1110 – Business Administration
  • DBAen1115 – Microeconomics
  • DBAen1125 – Organization Management
  • DBAen1210 – Marketing
  • DBAen1215 – Corporate Finance
  • DBAen1220 – Human Resource Management
  • DBAen1230 – Innovation & Management
  • DBAen1240 – Management Techniques
  • DBAen1250 – Corporate Governance and International Business

Elective Courses (42 ECTS)

  • DBAen1315 – Human Resource Management 2
  • DBAen1320 – Strategic Management
  • DBAen1325 – Project Management
  • DBAen1335 – Change Management
  • DBAen1340 – Commercial Awareness & CRM
  • DBAen1350 – Leadership
  • DBAen1415 – Globalization
  • DBAen1420 – Coaching
  • DBAen1425 – Conflict Management
  • DBAen1428 – Business Law
  • DBAen1430 – Strategic Marketing
  • DBAen1433 – Communication Skills
  • DBAen1445 – Risk Management
  • DBAen1450 – Corporate Social Responsibility

Total Credits:

  • 120 ECTS short Executive DBA programme
  • 180 ECTS regular DBA programme
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Last updated November 22, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Open Enrolment
2 - 3 
Full time
5,500 EUR
Nicaragua - Managua, Managua Department
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Open Enrolment
Nicaragua - Managua, Managua Department
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Executive DBA: € 4,800 EUR; Regular DBA: € 5,500 EUR