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DOCTORATE

Elevate your career with our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program – a pinnacle of advanced business education. Tailored for seasoned professionals, this program combines rigorous academic research with real-world application, empowering you to lead with strategic vision and innovation. 


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Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is not just a program; it's a crucible for refining leadership acumen and fostering business innovation. Immerse yourself in a curriculum that seamlessly blends rigorous academic inquiry with real-world applications, creating a symbiosis of theory and practice. This program is not solely about acquiring knowledge; it's about reshaping the way you think and approach business challenges.


As a DBA candidate, you embark on a personalized academic odyssey, guided by distinguished faculty and industry experts. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to elevate your expertise, enabling you to navigate the complexities of the modern business landscape with insight and proficiency. Engage in cutting-edge research, collaborative projects, and experiential learning that not only enrich your knowledge but also empower you to make a lasting impact in your field.


The doctoral program is dedicated to the acquisition of cutting-edge knowledge in the realms of business and management. Through the application and rigorous testing of existing theories and models, the program aims to contribute valuable insights that can be applied to the advancement of individual organizations, entire industries, or specific regions.

This purpose underscores our commitment to fostering research that not only expands the boundaries of knowledge in the field but also directly benefits and positively impacts the practical landscape of businesses and management practices. As doctoral candidates engage in profound academic exploration and empirical investigation, the ultimate goal is to drive meaningful and applicable advancements, making a lasting difference in the strategic, operational, and innovative aspects of various entities within the business world.

General Delivery

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Collegium Humanum "Warsaw Management University" is structured as a postgraduate qualification ("studia podyplomowe") and adheres to international standards of Postgraduate Education within the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Aligned with the criteria for the Harmonisation of Higher Education in Europe, the program has a duration of two (2) years.


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is tailored for individuals who wish to advance their education without pausing their professional careers. Combining online learning, self-study, and face-to-face teaching, the Doctor of Business Administration enables you to conduct substantial research while continuing your professional journey. The program unfolds in three stages, beginning with the Coursework phase, which concludes with the Research Proposal write-up (equivalent to chapters 1-3 of the thesis).


The second stage, the "Research Lab" follows, encompassing data collection and analysis based on your approved Research Proposal. This phase serves as the foundation for the third and final stage – the thesis write-up. Upon thesis approval, you will undergo a viva voce (oral defense).


Adopting a problem-oriented learning approach, the program prioritizes your initial research idea. The first stage involves webinars and workshops, providing networking opportunities and collaboration with academics and fellow DBA students. Through online coursework and workshop training, you'll develop skills essential for supervised research, covering research design, literature review, and research methods.


Guidance from your dedicated supervisor, mentor, and our network of experts aids your progress from idea to literature review, methodology, and data collection and analysis. The Research Lab, lasting around twelve (12) months, allows you to embark on the actual research proposed in consultation with your supervisor.


The final viva defends your thesis, justifying assumptions, data, and outcomes. Your research may lead to publications as journal articles or books. The program must be completed within two years of enrolling, with any extension requiring approval from the Academic Director.

 

Module Structure and Credits

The DBA consists of four modules (coursework). In higher education, a module refers to a self-contained unit of study within a course or program. Each individual module is designed to cover a specific topic, theme, or set of related topics, and they are typically structured to achieve specific learning objectives. Modules are also designed to provide in-depth subject knowledge and also contributes to a cross-functional understanding. Each module is distinct but contributes to the overall learning outcomes of the course or program. It also facilitates the transfer of credits between institutions that use a modular system.

 

The course-work phase within the DBA program comprises modules designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire research process, focusing on the acquisition of essential research skills. This phase entails training in basic research methods, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques. Interactive lectures across all modules prioritize student engagement and serve as a platform to acquaint you with crucial philosophies and strategies of scientific research. The coursework phase spans six (6) months and contributes a total of 30 ECTS credits to your academic journey.

 

Modules

All modules and related study materials can be accessed via our user-friendly e-learning platform and have to be prepared by self-study before joining the workshop. Workshops are offered throughout the year. 

 

The coursework consists of the following mandatory modules:

1. Research Methods

2. Quantitative Methods

3. Qualitative Methods
4. The Research Proposal

The Research Proposal

The modules are assessed by applying the key concepts to your research proposal and build up to a high-quality academic research proposal. A research proposal approved by the Academic Committee allows you to move to the next stage. The research proposal earns 9 ECTS credits. It contains the first three chapters of the doctoral thesis: introduction; literature review; and methodology. The successful completion of the first stage (course work) of the DBA program allows you to enter the Research Lab.

Application Guidelines

Everything you need to know about applying for the DBA program can be found in this section. You can relax as you get ready to apply, knowing that we are here to help you with every step of the admissions process.

We welcome applications year-round.  For cohort programs at one of our training centres with our collaboration partners, it's advisable to apply at your earliest convenience to secure a spot in our upcoming intake. Utilize the online application form for both individual candidates and those sponsored by employers. Prior to initiating the application, we encourage you to thoroughly review the information on this page. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us.

 

Entrance Requirements


Our University partner, provides equal education opportunity to all qualified students without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, or disability. 

To apply for the DBA program, you must show successful completion of your a Master’s degree or equivalent or higher from a recognized higher education institution. This should include your degree certificate and final academic transcripts including courses taken and grades achieved. 

 

Equally welcomed are applicants, who have a postgraduate qualification (e.g. Master, MBA) of EQF/NQF Level 7 (Master´s niveau or equivalent) with significant professional expertise and practice in an organisation. The expectation for such professional practice is a minimum of three (5) years on managerial and/or supervisory level for which evidence has to be submitted when applying.

 

Required Documents


To apply for our DBA Degree program, you must show successful completion of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies from recognized/accredited higher education institutions. This should include your bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates and final academic transcripts including courses taken and grades achieved. You must complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents. All documents must be issued in the English language, and bear the stamp and signature of an authorized university official. An official translation will be required for documents issued in any language other than English. All documents have to be submitted in electronic version (pdf or jpg-file). The original documents or original translations shall be submitted on request.

Proof of English Proficiency

You must be fluent in English to participate and fully benefit from our programs. These are the multiple ways to prove your proficiency in English:

  • English as a native language.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT): Minimum score 57.
  • Internet-Based Test (iBT): Minimum score 61.
  • International English Language Test (IELTS): Minimum score 6.0.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report: Minimum score 44.
  • Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 95.
  • 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum score 53.
  • Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE): Minimum score 650/LP.
  • Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): Minimum score 650/LP.
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Minimum score: C

 

English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system.
The student must have studied at least one year in classes taught in English. Taking classes to study the English language is not sufficient.

 

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose is your Motivation Letter telling us about your background, experience, why you have chosen to apply for the program, why you consider yourself a good candidate, and your future professional goals. Your statement should be at least 300 words in length in essay format.

Reference Letter

Someone who is able to comment on your academic or professional performance should write your letter of reference. This can be a professor who has taught you or a current / ex-employer if you have work experience. The letter should include the referee’s relationship with you, how long they have known you, your abilities, and why they consider you a suitable candidate for the program. Your reference letter should also include the contact details of your referee.

Copy of Passport

If you are an EU citizen, you can apply with a valid national ID card. If you are a non-EU citizen, you must apply with a valid international passport valid for the duration of your program. You will need to send a scanned copy of the data page of the document in color. 

Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resumé

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) should be a summary of your accomplishments and responsibilities over the years. It should be clear, concise, and complete with up-to-date and verifiable information about your education, employment history, and unique abilities. Your CV must be submitted in English.

How to Apply?

The DBA applicant is required to write a 750-1,000 words essay as to what research topic s/he wants to work on. Although this is not definitive, the student must demonstrate a clear research path. Meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry. The student must demonstrate the ability to carry out research independently and possess a high level of theoretical understanding.  The application documents are used to assess whether you are eligible for the Doctorate.

So, please fill in the application form completely, that your application can be edited as soon as possible. The Academic Senate will review all the academic credentials, the essay and all other documents required to be accepted in the program. Acceptance is also subject to Faculty Expert availability for supervision.

To commence, kindly complete the online application form (click buttom "Apply Now"). This form will prompt you to furnish biographical and academic details, outlining your educational and extracurricular engagements. Structured akin to a Curriculum Vitae, it will be convenient to use your CV as a reference and transfer the relevant information into the online form. Ensure all necessary documents and forms are readily accessible. Provide comprehensive information with precise dates specified for each entry.

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You´ve submitted the online application form and you have uploaded all required documents with the form? We will notify you of the results of your application. Await the decision! In case of positive decision, you will receive an educational agreement form with a study offer tailored to your needs by email or by communication with your student counsellors/supervisor.

 

Enrolment is dependent upon payment of the application and tuition fees and the fulfilment of the registration requirements. Admission to the program is communicated in writing and will be stated through a confirming letter of enrolment. Once you will receive the official registration letter you can start with your studies.

Together with your student counsellor, an individual study plan can be prepared or discussed at a personal meeting or at an introductory seminar in case of individual distance learning studies. In case of cohorte studies, wou will be instructed by the local program director at the beginning of the course.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

 

Our University partner has adopted a policy that allows applicants' the Acknowledgement of Prior Learning, whether certified or experiential, to be used as partial credit towards some courses, where appropriate. There is a process in place designed to evaluate academic and professional qualifications, as well as practical experience possessed by applicants. The Registry of our University partner will carefully consider a candidates prior studies with other Higher Education Institutions, but also other education individually (e.g., studies with Professional Bodies). Applicants who can demonstrate evidence of extensive and relevant work experience may be accepted to study at the most appropriate level.is the default Tab content. Feel free to delete it.

The APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) Procedure, implemented during the enrollment phase, enables students and adult learners, regardless of age, who have acquired substantial prior learning experiences—whether through incomplete or sub-degree studies or informal channels—to receive advanced credit for their respective programs. This is achieved through the submission and assessment of a documented portfolio showcasing prior experiential learning achievements.

The duration of courses or study programs may be reduced if advanced standing credit is granted by means of assessment centre evaluation, by direct credit transfer and/or APL-Procedure. Maximum credit transfer is limited to 50% towards DBA program. The student will be informed in writing if an assessment has to be passed to clarify statements made in the application or to ascertain the grant of additional credits by examination, interview or other means of evaluation.

1. Research and Critical Analysis (Knowledge and Understanding):
Develop advanced research skills, including the ability to critically analyze and synthesize complex information. DBA candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of theoretical frameworks, current literature, and emerging trends in their chosen field, contributing to the expansion of knowledge in business administration.


2. Problem Solving and Innovation (Applying Knowledge and Understanding):
Cultivate the capacity to identify, analyze, and solve complex problems within the business domain. DBA candidates will apply innovative thinking and strategic approaches to address real-world challenges, leading to the development of novel solutions and contributing to organizational and industry advancement.


3. Effective Communication (Communication Skills):
Enhance communication skills at an advanced level, ensuring the ability to convey complex ideas and research findings to diverse audiences. DBA candidates will proficiently communicate their research outcomes through written reports, presentations, and other mediums, fostering dissemination of knowledge within academic and professional communities.


4. Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (Judgment and Autonomy):
Develop leadership capabilities and ethical decision-making skills essential for guiding organizations through complex business environments. DBA candidates will demonstrate autonomy and sound judgment in addressing ethical dilemmas, contributing to responsible and sustainable management practices.


5. Contributions to Scholarship and Professional Practice (Learning and Competence):
Make significant contributions to both scholarly and professional domains. DBA candidates will produce high-quality research that advances theoretical frameworks, influences professional practice, and contributes to the broader academic community, thereby demonstrating a high level of competence in the field of business administration.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Our faculty comprises distinguished scholars and industry experts who are dedicated to providing a rigorous and cutting-edge education.

INNOVATIVE LEARNING

The integration of multimedia resources, virtual classrooms, and collaborative tools creates an engaging and dynamic virtual learning environment from anywhere in the world.

WORLD WIDE

We are offering students the flexibility to pursue their education from anywhere in the world.

OUR ACADEMIC TEAM

Welcome to the academic excellence at the UNIES Business School. Our dedicated faculty plays a pivotal role in realizing our mission. Whether they are Visiting Professors, Honorary Professors, Distinguished Affiliated Professors, or Adjunct Professors, each member shares a commitment to their teaching responsibilities and actively contributes to program development. 

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Prof. dr. Arthur sybrandy
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prof. assoc. dr. malte mienert
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prof. dr. henry masson

WHY CHOOSE US

Consider UNIES Business School for a unique educational journey. UNIES stands out for its commitment to personalized learning with small class sizes, fostering close student-professor relationships. The courses emphasizes real-world application, ensuring practical skills development. Embrace flexibility with our blended-learning approach, allowing you to balance academics with other commitments seamlessly. 

INNOVATIVE EDUCATION

Our commitment to technological advancement ensures that our students receive a high-quality education, tailored to the demands of the digital age, making us a leader in online education.

BOOST YOUR CAREER

Choose us for a progressive educational journey where each qualification level signifies a substantial elevation in expertise. Our commitment ensures that each milestone achieved equips you with heightened knowledge and competence.

Team of experts

UNIES Business School takes pride in assembling a team of professors and instructors who are specialists, bringing a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom. 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Collegium Humanum's Bachelor program exceeded my expectations. Engaging courses, exceptional faculty, and practical insights prepared me for success in the business world."

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mirko cosenza Assistant Bank Manager

"Choosing UNIES for my MBA was a game-changer. World-class education, networking opportunities, and expert guidance have propelled my career to new heights. Highly recommended!"

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Jasmiza Yantee Chief Strategic Officer

"Collegium Humanum's DBA program transformed my approach to business research. Rigorous curriculum, outstanding mentors, and a global perspective elevated my expertise and career impact significantly."

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Yap Weng Chee Entrepreneur

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