Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


Programme Description

The European Business University of Luxembourg’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of theory and research into complex issues in business and management.

The online DBA allows working professionals the possibility of obtaining a terminal degree while working full time regardless of geographic location. The online infrastructure provides an interactive and intercultural global learning environment with distinct advantages. Earn your accredited DBA completely online and take advantage of the opportunity to specialize in one of four concentrations: Management, International Management, Finance, or Entrepreneurship.

The program will be of particular benefit to experienced senior executives, consultants, management educators, and business school academics. It will enhance one’s professional capability and credibility, develop networks, and provide a firm foundation for further career development or a major career move. Employers benefit from supporting candidates for the DBA by attracting, developing, and retaining key talent and building knowledge for competitive advantage.

Scheduled completion time is 18 months.

Students completing this Doctorate pursue careers in:

  • Management Analyst
  • C-Level Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Professor
  • Economist

DBA Programme Learning Outcomes

The European Business University of Luxembourg’s DBA will enable you to:

  • Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of your chosen area of research into business and management
  • Have a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management inquiry
  • Create and interpret knowledge through original research. Enhance both your performance as a reflective practitioner and your professional practice
  • Develop personal, consultancy and research competences to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level that contributes to theory and practice in business and management


Programme Structure

Term I (October - December)

DBA100 Contemporary Challenges in Business (4 ECTS)

  • Change management
  • Crisis management
  • Innovation, and disruptive technology

DBA101 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice (4 ECTS)

  • Organizational culture
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership strategies
  • Ethical dilemmas

DBA102 Business Literature Review (4 ECTS)

  • Business literature review
  • Research design
  • Library tools

DBA103 Research Methods I (4 ECTS)

  • Questionnaire design
  • Regression
  • Multivariate techniques

Term II (January - March)

DBA200 Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology (4 ECTS)

  • Frameworks for inquiry
  • Correlation
  • Survey
  • Grounded theory
  • Ethnography

DBA201 Dissertation Design (4 ECTS)

  • Dissertation research topic
  • Research questions
  • Written and oral reports

DBA202 Dissertation Research I (4 ECTS)

  • Applied dissertation proposal project
  • Data collection and analysis

DBA203 Research Methods II (4 ECTS)

  • Business Research methods/tools
  • Data preparation
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Dependence techniques

Term III (April - June)

DBA300 Dissertation Research Proposal (4 ECTS)

  • Empirical support
  • Analysis discussion
  • Project plan
  • Presentation of proposal to faculty

DBA301 Dissertation Research II (4 ECTS)

  • Applied dissertation research proposal - project plan

DBA302 Research Methods III (4 ECTS)

  • Interdependence techniques
  • Structural equation modelling

DBA303 Ethics in Business and Management (4 ECTS)

  • Ethical decision-making models
  • Ethical skills

Dissertation (12 ECTS)

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