Frequently asked Questions about DBA
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Applicants for the DBA program must provide evidence of a diploma of completed second level university education (Mgr. or Ing. degree), or completed MBA or MSc program, as well as at least five years of experience in a managerial position. For DBA studies applicants are admitted to study without entrance examination or entrance interviews. See information in the Conditions of Admission section.
The standard price for DBA studies is 6.326 € excluding VAT. However, we have currently prepared a special offer for our students, for more information please see the Tuition section. The limited-time offer applies to all DBA specializations. You can also spread your tuition fees over up to 12 installments without increasing the cost of your studies.
You can apply for DBA studies online on our website in electronic form, by sending through post or delivering in person to the study department. If the application is fully submitted and the necessary documents are attached (proof of the last educational qualification or proof of work experience), a contract on the studies will be sent to the applicant together with information on the further procedure. After signing the contract and paying the first installment of the tuition fee, the applicant will be given access to student section, where he can find all the materials for his studies, including study materials.
The European School of Business & Management SE, as the first and only institution to offer postgraduate DBA programs, offers a unique model of study based on the Oxford system of teaching with the option of selecting some modules yourself. This modern and effective educational model is primarily practically oriented and helps to develop each student’s independent thinking and logical skills. Take a look at research on the benefits of MBA studies at EBSM through the eyes of our graduates.
You can apply to study DBA programs at ESBM at any time during the year. So there is no need to wait for semesters to start or to deal with the opening of a required program. Within the e-learning system, all study materials are immediately available and you can start studying right away.
The DBA studies are conducted in Czech/Slovak and combine modern e-learning with interactive workshops. The study is divided into 2 blocks and each block is further divided into individual modules. First BLOCK – basic – contains 5 modules. Within the second BLOCK – specialized – students choose one specialization, which is further divided into 3 modules. Over the course of their DBA studies, students attend 3 full-day seminars, which take place on weekends (Saturdays). All specializations can be studied at a discounted price also in online form of study (without the possibility of attending course days). The output are seminar papers or case studies, at the end student prepares a final thesis and its defense that concludes the study.
The ESBM Team of lecturers is comprised of professionals in the field. The diversity of the lecturing team ensures expert coverage of the individual specializations that students choose within their studies. Students can be sure that they will have a specialist in each module. The lecturers are fully available to the students throughout their studies.
As this is one of the highest level of management education, the student is not required to attend the full-time part. So there is no such thing as “compulsory attendance.” However, it is highly recommended that the student attends the lessons, as the personal meeting with a lecturer is a major added value to the studies. If the student is not interested in attending course days, all specializations can also be studied in online study form at a discounted price.
A written thesis that demonstrates the student’s understanding of the subject matter and the actual application in practice. The purpose of the thesis is mainly the student’s own argumentation, his/her views and opinions. The student prepares 3 seminar papers for the first block and 2 seminar papers for the second block.
The standard duration of the DBA program at ESBM is 1 year. At the student’s request, DBA studies may be extended, interrupted or terminated for personal or professional reasons.
The study concludes with the preparation of a final thesis and its defense in front of the committee. Successful graduates will subsequently obtain a professional DBA degree.
A successful graduate proves the extension of managerial education beyond university studies by obtaining an DBA degree. However, according to the current legislation on universities in the Czech Republic, an DBA degree is not considered as an academic degree, but a professional degree, with a title written after the name.