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Doctor of Business Administration

The curriculum for the DBA program has been designed for post-graduate students with a recognized Master’s degree in Management.

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Doctor of Business Administration

The curriculum for the DBA program has been designed for post-graduate students with a recognized Master’s degree in Management.

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Duration

4 – 6 years

Location

Zagreb

Participants' profile

High-level managers with a recognized Master’s degree in management

Tuition fee

28.000 EUR + VAT (for the first 4 years)

Doctor of Business Administration

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:

✔️ 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

EUR + VAT (for the first 4 years)

TUITION FEE

TUITION FEE AND PAYMENT

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.

 

28.000 EUR + VAT (for the first 4 years)

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.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED 365 DAYS A YEAR.

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.

Professional experience, previous academic history, letters of recommendation and motivation as well as the aptitude to do postgraduate-level work are all taken into consideration.

APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED 365 DAYS A YEAR.

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.

Professional experience, previous academic history, letters of recommendation and motivation as well as the aptitude to do postgraduate-level work are all taken into consideration.

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 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.

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 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.

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Summer break

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