Doctor of Business Administration

DBA program is designed for post-graduate students with a recognized Master’s degree in Management. It guides students towards executing and reporting their own original research project. Mastering a combination of practice and research provides participants with broader factual knowledge, integrated thinking and insights that make them successful business professionals in their fields.

The DBA program will provide you with applied knowledge and integrated view of business. The program is designed to ensure that you gain an in-depth understanding of your own discipline/subject area as well as a broad educational base through thematic courses that use tools and techniques to conduct quality, business relevant research.

The mission of the DBA programs is to prepare higher-level managers with significant business experience to become engaged scholars, reflective practitioners or faculty members. This is done by offering a structured doctorate degree program that is both rigorous and relevant using a combination of course work and a high quality original research thesis. At the completion of the DBA program students will have:

  • Tailor-made curriculum
  • A thorough knowledge of practical research epistemology, methodology and strategy
  • Advanced knowledge of the participant’s chosen area(s) of specialization
  • Ability to contribute to the enhancement of knowledge in a chosen field of business administration
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and foster knowledge creation
  • Ability to analyze issues and situations in business with a specifically global dimension
  • Individual project work

Executives and senior managers encounter increasingly broader and complex issues and must face and confront a variety of business challenges in a global system. As recent events show, these challenges are not limited to shocks and external factors, but also include internal factors that arise from the increasingly complex interactions that take place within organizations.

The DBA program could be the launching pad to the next phase of your career. This program will provide you with applied knowledge and integrated view of business. The program is designed to ensure that you gain an in-depth understanding of your own discipline/subject area as well as a broad educational base through thematic courses using tools and techniques to conduct quality business-relevant research.

Become a part of the COTRUGLI Story
The DBA program is aimed at post-experience students with a recognized Master’s degree in Management (offering an adaptation program for those with deficiencies) and guides students towards executing and reporting their own original research project. The program is designed for part-time students.

All applicants for the DBA program must complete an official application, which is submitted to the DBA Director after a pre-selection by the COTRUGLI Program Director. Admission is granted on a competitive basis.

Previous academic history, letters of recommendation, motivation and aptitude to do postgraduate level work, and professional experience are all taken into consideration.

Applications are received 365 days a year. Once you decide you would like to start the enrollment process, schedule a meeting with the management of the school or fill the application form.



TUITION FEE

€ 28.000 + VAT for the first 4 years of the program.
For the 5th and 6th year tuition fee is € 3.000 + VAT per year.

Tuition includes mandatory teaching materials. Travel and lodging expenses, as well as additional literature are not covered by the tuition. Find out more about financing options (installments, dynamics and loan possibilities) at the consultation session which we encourage you to apply for.

We look forward to learning more about you and offering our assistance in your decision making process.


Curriculum Structure

The DBA program consists of course work and supervised research resulting in a DBA thesis. The course work has a focus on qualitative and quantitative research methods for business students and emphasizes current issues in the main business disciplines as well as selected themes that fit both the student population preferences and the strengths of COTRUGLI. The program will typically take 48 months, with a possibility for advanced students to complete the degree in 36 months. COTRUGLI DBA comprises a combination of formal courses and research, the course stage and the mentored/supervised (research) stage. To graduate successfully with the DBA, you will need to:

COURSE STAGE, YEAR 1

Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the subject discipline(s) required to underpin the subject of your thesis.

MENTORED STAGE, YEAR 2

Acquire the skills needed to define and undertake thesis, and define an appropriate subject for your thesis.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

SUPERVISED STAGE, YEAR 3-4

Conduct a literature search, write and defend your thesis.

DBA THESIS

Thesis subjects are wide-ranging and may cover almost any aspect of applied business.

Considering a career in academia?

One of the aims of COTRUGLI DBA program is to produce high quality academics who could be involved in COTRUGLI E/MBA programs in years to come. Students who are willing to continue their career in academia will be offered an additional program which will provide them with the skills necessary to enable the transfer of professional experience into teaching excellence.
This program will enable individuals to:

• Understand the academic culture
• Discover what makes truly great teachers
• Develop effective teaching skills and the fundamentals of course development and delivery
• Gain valuable insight into the student learning process.

Zoran Đorđević

Program Director, Managing Partner

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