Study obligations of the Doctor of Business Administration program

The study obligations of the DBA program include the completion of:


Students shall in the first year of their studies complete all the required courses (in total four courses):

The study obligation of the student is to complete the following compulsory course within the DBA studies:

  • Methodology of scientific research for DBA

Based on the supervisor’s recommendation, the student also chooses the following courses:

  • At least one of the two compulsory elective courses (branch compulsory courses I.): Statistical methods for quantitative research for DBA or Qualitative research for DBA
  • At least one of the two compulsory elective courses (branch compulsory courses II.): Management for DBA or Economics of the firm and industry for DBA
  • At least one of the nine department-guaranteed courses (optional courses): Business Research for DBA, Strategy Research for DBA, Marketing Research for DBA, Management and Managerial Decision Research for DBA, Art Management Research for DBA, HR Management Research for DBA, Supply Chain Management Research, Logistics and Transportation for the DBA, Research in Managerial Psychology and Sociology for the DBA and Research in Managerial Economics for the DBA.

Another study obligation is the successful completion of the department and the faculty colloquia, at the end of the first and the second year. You can learn more about the colloquia here.

The student also has to defend his/her thesis – see here for the Small defense and here for the Big defense.