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DBA in Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management School
3 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
Application deadline: 3 months before the start
40,000 CHF

Program description

DBA in Sustainability Management

The DBA – Doctorate of Business Administration has the same academic standing as a Ph.D. The DBA at SUMAS is a part-time professional doctoral degree designed to enhance professional practice through conducting original piece of research that generates new, actionable knowledge within the context of practice. It places emphasis on the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management.The students are expected to undertake an independent and systematic investigation addressing issues relevant to organizations and management to enhance trans-disciplinary professional practice, in addition to a contribution to knowledge via the development and application of theoretical frameworks, methods, and techniques.The award of the DBA will be on the basis of successful completion of a final thesis of 30.000 words.
Examination of each participant’s thesis will involve a viva voce and an external assessor with expertize in the subject area of the dissertation work.

Admission requirements

  • Photocopy of a valid passport or ID
  • Copy of Bachelor's and Master's Degree with official transcripts (if not originally in English)
  • CV / Resumé indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school: TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 6.0), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. To submit the TOEFL test score to the Sustainability Management School automatically, please enter SUMAS's TOEFL® Institutional Code number - 4629 when you take the test.
  • Application fee CHF 200
  • Essay of 3000 words stating your research interests, chosen research topic and motivations, theoretical framework as well as expected outcomes of research results 

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Sustainability Management School

SUMAS was the first business school in the world to launch the BBA and MBA in Sustainability Management. SUMAS is a unique business school located between Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland that offers innovative business programs integrated with state of the...

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Sustainability Management School

28 Rue Mauverney
CH-1196 Gland

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