About the DBA – Doctor of Business Administration

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The DBA is a research-based doctorate ideal for those who are enthusiastic about learning and who want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed in their specialism. Studying for a business doctorate allows you to develop evidence-based research and a full doctoral thesis, equivalent to a PhD, whilst continuing to pursue a career as a senior professional or manager.


The DBA program of Munich Business School and Sheffield Hallam University gives you the opportunity to discuss key substantive topics that reflect research and advances in organizational and business knowledge. Furthermore, you will be guided through each step of developing, planning, and managing your doctoral research project.

The DBA program of Munich Business School is the first and only DBA program in Bavaria for which the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts has officially approved the execution of study programs and conduction of university examinations according to article 86 paragraph 1 of the BayHSchG (Bavarian University Law).

5 Reasons for the DBA

1. International Degree

The DBA Doctor of Business Administration represents a highly respected academic degree, which can open doors into and within the international business world. Upon successful completion, DBA graduates are entitled to bear the German title "Dr.".

2. High Quality and Recognition

The DBA of MBS and SHU is a widely recognized doctoral program whose participants benefit from the outstanding quality of research and education in both universities.

3. Flexible Setting

Due to its flexible setting, the DBA allows you to pursue a doctoral degree without putting your career on hold.

4. Structured Program

The DBA of MBS and SHU is based on a highly efficient modular system and a program structure designed to facilitate progress and results.

5. Strong Partners

Munich Business School and Sheffield Hallam University are both internationally renowned universities, forming a team of strong and well-connected partners.