Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

48 meses
60000 €


The DBA is a four year, blended part time program aimed at outstanding managers who want to combine academic rigor and managerial relevance.
The DBA is a blended part time program aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a masters degree, and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings.


Program Structure
The IE DBA is a four-year, blended, part-time program. The first stage (two years) is mainly devoted to coursework. The second stage (two years) is devoted to supervised research and the dissertation.
Throughout the program, participants take "blended" sessions (a blend of face-to-face and online learning). The Face-to-face sessions involve three two-weeks presential periods in Madrid, and three on-line periods. Participants attend on-line sessions using an interactive asynchronous dialog platform, open 24 hours a day and moderated by an IE professor. Participants log in at their convenience and participate in live discussions. A maximum of 10-12 students will be admitted each year.
The enrollment in the DBA Program gives you the possibility of getting a University Research Methodology in Management Science Official Degree, worth 60 ECTS, adapted to the Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process.
Below the DBA Academic Director, Elena Revilla and the DBA staff; Laura Maguire, DBA Executive Director and Kathleen Mathison, DBA Program Assistant.

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DBA program provides students with fundamental knowledge about the science of management with a special focus on research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
The skills that students acquire during the Program include:
  •  The vision to recognize important and unexplored business issues.
  •  A capacity to develop research questions.
  •  The ability to use a variety of research methods to collect, analyze and present data.
  •  The ability to able to create knowledge that is of theoretical and practical significance.
  •  An ethical attitude when designing and conducting research.
  •  The networking skills required to work in collaboration with the business community.
  •  The writing skills required to present the new ideas and body of knowledge in a coherent way following the standards of major management journals.
  •  The presentation skills required to disseminate their work in professional conferences at national and international levels.


IE Business School provides financial aid for IE Alumni applying to the DBA Program. We encourage applicants to seek financial support from external institutions.
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)
IE Business School
Campus y sedes: IE Business School
IE Business School
María de Molina, 11, 13 y 15 28006 Madrid
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