DBA – Doctor of Business Administration

DBA-Doctor of Business Administration

The DBA is basically equivalent to a “Doctor of Philosophy” (PhD), but the focus is more on the application of theoretical knowledge in practice. On the Anabin recognition platform, the DBA degree is assigned to equivalence class D1, which denotes the full doctoral degree. (Anabin is a database of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, the acronym stands for “Recognition and Evaluation of Foreign Educational Qualifications”). DBA doctoral programmes are primarily aimed at working top executives with extensive management experience. The topic of the dissertation should preferably deal with a subject area from corporate practice.


Economics Research Seminar:

  • Advanced Public Choice
  • Selected Topics: Economics in filtering
  • Selected Topics: Class in Econometrics of filtering
  • Advanced seminar: Econometrics and Empirical Economic Research
  • Advanced Microeconomics II
  • Turotial Advanced Microeconomics II


Seminar for doctoral students:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Finance and Insurance Seminar
  • Strategic Management
  • Economic history
  • Applied Empirical Modeling
  • How to publish in Leading Journals
  • Survey Research
  • Tax Research
  • Data Analytics
  • Marketing

Fact compact

Degree: DBA – Doctor of Business Administration
Start of study: anytime
Duration of study: individual
Special features: Full-time or extra occupational
Tuition fees: 19,800 € in total (payment in installments possible by arrangement)

Individualised study content

We adapt the study content to be completed to suit you.

Why should you have knowledge that you have already demonstrated at another university or as part of another degree programme tested again? This is the question we asked ourselves at HIBS. And we answer them in your interest: we know what you need to know. If you provide us with evidence that you have already successfully completed individual course modules (at HIBS or at another university), then you do not need to work on them again.

This means for you:
We count comparable certificates to its full extend towards your new studies at HIBS. Please contact us in this regard! This way we can design your individual study plan together.

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If you study at the Hibs, you always have your university in your pocket. Study when and where you want. And with all senses.

Our course instructors are available for you so that the exchange does not come too short! Exchange content and experiences or discuss problems and issues. This improves the transfer of what you have learned into practice – and increases your motivation.

In attendance events there is the opportunity for personal contact and exchange with fellow students, but also with their coaches and numerous personalities from the HIBS network.

Flexible study

At the Hibs, you study according to your possibilities.
You decide for yourself how intensively and when you study. Whether you want to and are able to devote yourself completely to your studies, or simply want to use free capacities to further your career.

Entrance criteria

Studying at the HIBS is not bound by formal requirements. We decide autonomously on access requirements and content. And we have decided that HIBS is basically open to anyone who has the intellectual ability and sufficient motivation to successfully complete their studies at HIBS. And we rely entirely on the individual intake interview.

The HIBS is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. We support the socially disadvantaged through our scholarship programme.

Tuition fees and funding

When you sign the training contract, you receive unlimited access to your virtual desk with all the materials you need for your studies. You then decide for yourself at what speed you want to progress your studies. There is no minimum and no maximum duration of study.

It is therefore basically not possible for us to divide the tuition fees into semester or monthly fees as other universities do. The tuition fees are generally due upon signing of the training contract.

However, if you are not in a position to raise this all at once, then we will talk about adequate financing, partial forbearances or payment by instalments. Just get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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