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KMU Akademie Doctor of Business Administration (DBA/Dr.) - English
KMU Akademie

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA/Dr.) - English

Linz, Austria

4 Years


Part time

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GBP 26,000 / per course

Distance Learning


The DBA is the professional equivalent of the academic Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) but is designed specifically to support participants in undertaking practice-based research related to their professional environment. While the knowledge gained from this research is equally rigorous to the Ph.D., it is distinctive in that the research findings tend to be highly applicable within the students’ organization and/or within their community of professional practice.

The DBA is designed to raise the level of professional capabilities of practicing senior managers and executives. It does this by developing critical reflective practice skills, enhancing knowledge of leading-edge areas of business, and providing the opportunity to develop their capabilities in practice-based research by means of a major doctoral research project relevant to the professional practice of the students, their organization, community of practice or professional field.

Why study the DBA - Doctor of Business Administration at Middlesex University / KMU Akademie & Management AG?

  • This DBA program aims to provide experienced professionals in senior management positions with the opportunity to undertake rigorous research, and advance theory, and its application to practice.
  • Senior professionals have achieved a significant amount of both formal and informal learning, sometimes over many years. The DBA focuses on developing participants' individual capabilities as reflective practitioners, and through this enhancing their capability for undertaking high-level, practice-based research within the professional environment.
  • Participants' projects meet their individual needs and interests, and those of their organizations or the professional community.
  • The distance learning concept offers a high degree of flexibility and allows students to combine their studies well with private and professional commitments.

Extra-occupational Doctorate

Doctorate in Tandem with Employment

Due to the additional demands of a part-time Doctor of Business Administration (DBA/Dr.) program alongside a demanding management job, flexibility is important. Within our distance learning program, all materials are available on our online platform KMUnity and can be accessed at any time. So you decide when and where you want to study - regardless of time and place.

This online distance education doctorate (DBA/Dr.) is offered by KMU Akademie in collaboration with the prestigious Middlesex University. KMU Akademie is responsible for the entire organizational process as well as student support. Experienced supervisors support you throughout the DBA program and guide you in achieving your academic goals, right up to the internationally recognized doctoral degree (DBA/Dr.). The degree will then be awarded by Middlesex University.

Recognition of the Doctoral Degree

"Doctor of Business Administration, DBA" is an internationally recognized degree after at least three years of doctoral studies at the 3rd level of the Bologna Classification.



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