The Doctorate in Business Administration at Horizons University is a research doctorate, where students make a contribution to both theory and practice, with a focus on the application of research, to real life business problems. The Horizons University DBA is designed to help students reach their objectives of becoming experts in a given business field, and becoming competitive employees in the global marketplace. Students take business courses alongside their independent research in the area they want to specialize in.
|Admission Requirements||Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent; Master’s degree in Business or equivalent; 3+ years working experience - Options available for those without business-focused degrees or work experience|
|Languages||English (online) or French (on-campus)|
|Study Options||Online or On-Campus|
|Registration Fee||60€ yearly|
|Technology Fee||80€ yearly|
The structure of a typical course will require students to read materials supplied by the university, study related materials, and perform personal research on selected topics. Confirmation of learning may be determined via papers, projects, quizzes or exams.
The DBA in Innovation and Creativity prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, for careers as independent consultants, and skilled researchers in business-oriented activities.
The Horizons University DBA is accredited both by an American accrediting body – ACBSP – and an European accrediting body – ECBE. Both recognize Horizons University’s commitment to continuous improvement, and focus on student learning outcomes. The accreditation distinguishes Horizons University because of its top Faculty, who meet demanding standards, and are known for their teaching excellence. The accreditation is also a guarantee that students are learning skills that are valuable in the workplace.
What our doctorate students say about the Horizons University DBA program
“Very challenging and inspiring”
“Interactive and practical”
“This program will help me in my long term plan of setting up my own
consultancy, specialised in the field of Supply Chain Management”
“I chose this program because it will enhance my career development in
International Business, General Management, and Entrepreneurship”
“I chose this program because I aim to share my knowledge, and to teach at a high level”
“I chose the program because of its flexibility, and because it gives me
the opportunity to do research in my area of interest”
|DBA651 - 10 ECTS||Theories of Innovation|
|DBA673 - 10 ECTS||Business Research Methods|
|DBA674 - 10 ECTS||Quantitative and Qualitative Methods|
|DBA792 - 10 ECTS||Dissertation Proposal|
|DBA652 - 10 ECTS||Innovation Strategies and Methods|
|DBA653 - 10 ECTS
Creativity and Leadership
|DBA780 - 20 ECTS||
|DBA802 - 40 ECTS||Dissertation Writing|
|DBA654 - 10 ECTS||Creativity in International Processes|
|DBA655 - 10 ECTS||Diversity and Inclusion|
|DBA810 - 40 ECTS||Dissertation Writing up and Defense
DBA651 - Theories of Innovation
(DBA in International Management Specialization)
Several theories of innovation are surveyed to understand what their contribution to research and applications in various industries are. Students explore cases that are of interest to them and how they contribute to varios fields. .
DBA673: Business Research Methods
This course focuses on the development of research skills and the design of research used for business. Students will be introduced to various research approaches and learn what strategies, methods, and techniques are in use. Students will be expected to design a business research proposal, formulate basic and secondary research questions, develop a strategy for data collection, develop a literature review, create a model of the expected results or outcomes and finally to formulate ways to operationalize their study with stakeholder involvement.
DBA674 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
An introduction to a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and methods of data analysis. Students will learn about and be able to distinguish between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research. Qualitative methods include including Action Research, Appreciative Inquiry, Focus Groups, Interviews and Narrative Data Analysis. Quantitative methods include Descriptive Research Designs, Experimental and Ex Post Facto Designs, and Descriptive Statistics.
DBA792 - Dissertation Proposal
This course focuses on the development of the Dissertation Proposal under the supervision of a Doctoral Faculty member. During the course students will be guided through the completion of the Dissertation Proposal, and by the end of it will have a Research Proposal that is to be submitted to Horizons University.
DBA652 - Innovation Strategies and Methods
This course introduces the applications of innovation strategies and methods in various contexts that aim at keeping corporations in any industries agile and adaptable.
DBA653 Creativity and Leadership
This course analyzes the impact of a succesfull leadership in the applications of creative processes.
DBA780 - Journal Writing.
This course facilitates the student’s ability to write, review, edit, and format an original paper to meet the publication standards of an academic journal. When completed, the course results in a published article in Horizons University Business Journal.
DBA802 - Dissertation Writing
After completing this course, students will be able to:
DBA654 - Creativity in International processes
This course analyzes the applications of creative processes in the interantional contexts applied to any industry.
DBA655 -Diversity and Inclusion
This course explores the most recent redsearch and applications in the fields of diversity in the workplace and inclusion of all types of populations to build effective teams and sustainable corporations.
DBA810 - Dissertation Writing up and Defense
After completing this course, students will have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.