Detailed Course of DBA Studies at ESBM
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Detailed Course of DBA Studies at ESBM
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) ) is a postgraduate educational study that represents the highest level of management education. The DBA Programs are structured in a very practical way and help the student to develop thinking, create challenges as well as implement and evaluate solutions that have a real impact on managerial decisions within a department, company or organization.
The DBA studies are suitable for graduates of MBA programs who want to supplement their professional knowledge and skills and upgrade them to the highest possible level, as well as for experienced managers, entrepreneurs, executives of private, public and non-profit organizations who have a second-level university degree and management experience of at least five years.
European School of Business & Management SE uses a combination of online study and interactive teaching (workshops). The study is based on the Oxford model of teaching, which has its roots in the British university system and encourages students’ independent thinking, information seeking and logical reasoning superseding theoretical knowledge.
The advantage of studying at the ESBM is time flexibility – the possibility of starting your studies immediately and adapting them to your own time possibilities. Thanks to the e-learning system, every student has the opportunity to study from anywhere and choose the specific dates that suit them.
The DBA Studies last 1 year and are conducted in Czech. The entire studies consist of 2 educational blocks, which are further divided into 8 study modules. 1. BLOCK – basic – – is the same for all students and contains 5 modules. Within the 2. BLOCK – specialized – students choose one specialization, which is further divided into 3 modules.
Face-to-face classes are held every weekend (Saturday) and consist of 3 full-day seminars. Lessons take place in modern premises in the center of Prague.
The teaching is conducted by professional lecturers, who are selected experts on specific topics. Lecturers are fully available to all students throughout their studies and students can consult on any topics and issues outside the classroom.
The E-learning system facilitates the actual course of study and the availability of information. Within the system, students have access to study materials, teaching materials, lecture schedules and all necessary information. Through the section, students submit their deliverables, register for classes and obtain study materials. The section also serves as a communication tool with lecturers and the study department.
The output for each block is seminar theses or case studies. For the first block the student prepares 3 theses, for the second block then 2 seminar theses or case studies, or another form defined within the syllabus of the specific module. The study concludes with the preparation of a thesis and its defense.
Successful graduates receive the prestigious international DBA degree, which is written after their name. This gives DBA graduates an edge over other professionals in their field.
DBA study graph
The teaching is conducted in Czech, the entire study lasting 1 year. The time flexibility of the study allows you to adapt it to your own possibilities and preferences. The study is divided into two blocks. Each block is further divided into individual modules. The study takes place online in combination with full-time teaching (workshops), which is grouped into 3 teaching days.
- The basic block is the same for all DBA students.
- It contains 5 basic modules - Management vs. leadership, Resource management, Lean management, Human resources management and Personal development management.
- It is divided into 2 teaching days.
- The student chooses one specialization.
- Each specialization contains 3 modules.
- Teaching takes place within 1 educational day.
- The study concludes with the preparation of a thesis and its defense.
Advantages of the Studies
The ESBM lecturing team is comprised of top professionals who have many years of practical experience. Lecturers often work in leading management positions or in consulting companies, thanks to which they are able to pass on their practical experience and know-how to students.
The professional learning platform facilitates the learning itself and ensures a smooth course of study. Students will find study materials, information about seminars, schedules and all necessary documents, which maximizes convenience and accessibility of information.
Students will gain access to quality information resources as part of their studies. Students can borrow some of the required literature from the ESBM’s regular library or from the online library, which offers more than 1,000,000 titles..
ESBM regularly organizes professional workshops for students and graduates on interesting topics in the field of management, leadership, finance, law or marketing. The workshops are free of charge and take place outside of regular classes.
References of our students
Competent and sensitive linking of many areas of management with quality and experienced lecturers with the ability to fully connect theory with practice. The study itself allows a highly individual realization according to the student’s ideas and possibilities. I have a very positive assessment of the work and staff of the study department. Exceptional friendliness, courtesy, flexibility, pro-client thinking and acting are the main characteristics of the staff of this department, for which they deserve a great deal of thanks.
I attended all the teaching phases and also took part in the accompanying programs and workshops, which added value. I now realize the context and the benefit to my future that I have gained through quality studies.