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 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).


Prof Dr. Heiko Seif, DBA Program Director at MBS
Prof Dr. Heiko Seif, DBA Program Director at MBS
The DBA at Munich Business School in collaboration with SHU is challenging, and – with its high-profile lecturers and strong international focus – provides a great boost for your career!

Top Reasons to Study the Doctor of Business Administration

International Degree

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The DBA is a highly respected academic degree that will open doors into and within the international business world. 

Structured Program

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The compact, modular structure of the DBA program is designed to facilitate progress and results.

Approved Program

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The DBA program is officially approved, allowing you to bear the German title of “Dr.”.  

Network Opportunities

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Establish a personal network on an academic as well as professional level, and benefit from the MBS network.

Flexible Design

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The DBA program allows you to pursue a doctoral degree without having to put your professional career on hold.

Practical Focus

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The DBA enables you to focus, and work, on real-life topics from your company’s daily business. 

Personal Environment

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Enjoy a personal atmosphere, small classes, individual support, and direct contact with your supervisors.

Academic Quality

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Benefit from the outstanding quality of teaching and research as well as the recognition of both MBS and SHU.  


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MBS Research Areas

Munich Business School strives to contribute to the development of practical solutions to relevant business and social challenges. In the area of research, we are concentrating on selected research areas: "International Business" and "Digital Transformation" address two megatrends and their influence on business administration and management. In line with the university's mission, the areas of "Leadership & Responsibility", "Innovation & Entrepreneurship", and "Marketing & Communication" form further research focuses. 

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