Doctor of Business Adminstration
Accreditation A3ES Link
Number of Years of Accreditation: 3
Date of Publication:: 21-04-2014
Register number: R/A-Ef 1017/2011
Date of registration: 18-03-2011
The DBA effectively applies state of the art knowledge to specific issues in management, enhancing the quality of your decision-making. With this research-based, problem-driven qualification, you, as a manager, will be able to significantly further your professional skills by making effective use of the most suitable conceptual and theoretical frameworks. The DBA is for graduates in any field of knowledge with appropriate business and management experience who wish to pursue a doctoral degree while still actively engaged in their professions.
In Portugal there is no better place to come for your DBA than the BRU-IUL. As a school, we have been closely linked to the business world since our inception. We actively support applied business research within a stimulating atmosphere. All of our faculty members have held senior business positions, and are highly skilled at linking business practice to real management issues and applied research.
This program started in 2006 and that the estimated time for completion is 4 years. Up to know several students have already graduated.
|Advanced Topics in Business Administration I||6|
|Research Methods in Business Administration||6|
|Qualitative Research Methods in Business Administration||6|
|Advanced Topics in Business Administration II||6|
|Seminar/Project in Business Administration I||6|
|Thesis in Business Administration||41|
Advanced Topics in Business Administration I and II
These courses aim to add greater depth to the research topic by giving each DBA student a detailed overview of the frontiers of management. The courses are composed of specially-designed workshops and seminars that convey a solid understanding of state-of-art management and its implications to the field of business. At the end you will have a powerful analytical tool to manage and grow your organization in this world of breakneck change.
Research Methods in Business Administration
Qualitative Research Methods in Business Administration
These courses will provide you with the methodology and quantitative methods and tools you need to formulate and implement your research proposal.
Seminar/Project in Business Administration I
This seminar involves: Discussion of research papers, aimed at training your ability to review relevant literature; relevancy judgment and presentation skills; Presentation of the detailed dissertation project
|Organization and Design of the Research Project in Business Administration||2|
|Seminar/Project in Business Administration II||6|
|Quantitative Research Methods in Business Administration I||6|
|Quantitative Research Methods in Business Administration II||6|
|Thesis in Business Administration||44,5|
Seminar/Project in Business Administration II
Discussion and evaluation of the progress report on your research.
|Thesis in Business Administration||44,5|
Thesis in Business Administration
Year 3 and following - during this time you are developing and completing your dissertation. The normal time period for conclusion of the DBA is from 4 to 5 years, depending on the time each DBA candidate will be able to allot to his or her research project.
The DBA effectively applies state of the art knowledge to specific issues in management, enhancing the quality of your decision-making. With this research-based, problem-driven qualification you, as a manager, will be able to significantly further your professional skills by making effective use of the most suitable conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
The DBA is for business graduates with appropriate business and management experience who wish to pursue a doctoral degree while still actively engaged in their professions. The fast-paced, dynamic business world of today calls for leaders with a constantly-evolving knowledge of the business environment and the know-how and flexibility to meet new and often daunting challenges.
The DBA gives you the ideal chance to reflect on critical management issues while carrying out in-depth research. If you want to make a contribution to the ideas and practices with research that is interesting and innovative, our DBA is the programme you've been looking for.
BRU´S faculty has a long-standing tradition of linking research with the business world. In the DBA, the role of the supervisor is crucial to the development of the whole research process. Each candidate admitted to the programme will be assigned a supervisor with relevant business experience who has mastered the concept, scope and objectives of the DBA and who is sensitive to the needs and requirements of the part-time student (which is the case of most DBA students). Most importantly, your research advisor will have a particular interest in the research topic you have chosen.
After your project has been analyzed and the scope and aims of it have become more clearly defined, we often find that joint supervision is the more appropriate approach. In this case we will add another faculty member to the supervisory team in order to respond more effectively to specific issues and topics that the project may involve.
BRU-IUL faculty has an outstanding research track record. Our faculty members have published regularly in top international research journals and are active players in advancing the field of finance.
Our full-time faculty includes PhDs from such diverse universities as HEC - Paris (France), Leuven (Belgium), Lausanne (Switzerland) Glasgow, London Business School, Lancaster, Reading and Warwick (UK), Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, North Carolina, Penn State and Wisconsin (US). They espouse an international outlook and have demonstrated state-of-the art expertise in management. Most of them have had extensive business experience as consultants, board members or senior executives and are committed to education and providing a stimulating environment in which to carry out a successfully planned and executed DBA research project.
The application process includes:
It is recommended the submission of applications as early as possible, since the whole process of evaluation and pre-selection is carried out on a rolling basis.
Please be aware that if you have a non-Portuguese diploma or certificate, you must provide the following information:
The application will not be analyzed if the documents submitted do not meet the above conditions.
Check the general terms for admission here
Number of Vacancies
Given the nature and mode of organization of the Program only up to 12 candidates will be accepted.
On dates to indicate at the time of application and the first installement of the 1st year should be paid.
We are looking for candidates with significant business experience who hold an MBA or a master's degree in Management or a related area. Candidates should be interested in acquiring a research-based, problem-driven qualification that culminates in a doctoral degree and wish to contribute to management as powerful actors in the development of organizations. We are looking for CVs that demonstrate academic excellence, professional management achievements and the desire to be part of our program.
The DBA is designed for participants who meet the following requirements:
Other valuable factors for applicants:
|Evaluation Criteria & Ranking 2017_2018||English Version|
|Critérios de Selecção e Seriação de Candidatos 2017_2018||Portuguese Version|
The DBA has an annual fee that varies depending on the stage in which the participant is in the Program.
In the 1st year annual fee is €9.000; In the 2nd year is €6.000; and €6.000 in the following years.
The attendance of the program requires a minimum of three years of school fees. If the dissertation has not been delivered within six years after enrollement in the program, it will be canceled. Fees will be paid in two semiannual installments of equal value, on each end of September and March each year, except for the first semester payment to be paid upon registration in the program.
Deadlines for the academic year 2017-2018
|Application fee: €50,00|
|Opening date: February 15
Closing date: May 2
Feedback: Approx. 2 Weeks after the application closing (May 15)
Registration: Successful candidates must register in the week that follows the communication of admission (between May, 15th and 19th)
Prof. Nélson António
Prof. Álvaro Rosa
If you require any additional information, or want to visit us, please do not hesitate to contact
International Admissions Office
Av.ª das Forças Armadas- Room 2w15
1649-026 Lisboa Portugal