DBA Doctor of Business Administration Equivalent to German Doctorate

MBS DBA

Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs: Practice-Oriented DBA is a full Doctorate Degree

According to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of Germany has recently confirmed that the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree offered by British universities is to be treated as an equivalent to the German doctorate degree (Dr.).

Munich Business School (MBS) offers the DBA degree in cooperation with the British Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Hence, the aforementioned confirmation brings certainty to students of the MBS DBA – Doctor of Business Administration program. Graduates of the program are authorized to bear the titles “DBA” and “Dr.” (without concentration and origin addenda), alternatively.

This is also backed up by the fact that the anabin database – the information portal of the Standing Conference that provides value figures for foreign degrees in comparison to the German likes – accordingly values the practice-oriented promotion degree Doctor of Business Administration as a “D1” degree – corresponding to the German doctorate degree.