Doctor of Business Administration

SBS Swiss Business School, Switzerland


SBS Swiss Business School is a pioneering management institution dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy in International Management, Finance, Marketing and other fields. SBS is a quality-driven niche player.

SBS teaches state of the art theory, immerse students in international experiences, and connect them to best practice in business. Participants in SBS programs learn much more than management theory and practice; they acquire new ways of thinking that can profoundly change their lives and the success of their organization.

SBS is a unique institution for several reasons:

  • International to the core
  • An internationally double accredited institution you can trust
  • Corporate connections

SBS is truly focused on the world. From a unique introductory course in the undergraduate program to an advanced course in the Doctor of Business Administration program, the SBS experience is thoroughly international. More than half of SBS students come from Europe, Asia and Latin America. SBS offers its participants an experience that prepares them to operate with ease across borders and cultures - in an environment that prizes diversity and the ability to bring a worldwide perspective to the study of business.

SBS's Reputation and Ranking

SBS has a reputation for excellence in management and business education and has the following achievements:

  • SBS Swiss Business School is included in the 2017 QS Global 250 Business School and ranked as a Superior Business School for Research and Employability
  • SBS DBA is ranked 18th in the Global DBA Rankings EURO 2016 by the European Economic Committee
  • SBS Swiss Business School is double accredited by the ACBSP (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) and IACBE(The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education), both recognized by US CHEA (Council for HigherEducation Accreditation)
  • Certified by EDUQUA, theSwiss Quality Assurance Certification for Higher Education
  • Member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Impressive Learning Outcomes

The end result of going through this rigorous DBA means you develop not only cutting-edge knowledge and expertise, but you could also establish sound capabilities in management consulting, in-company action research as well as, academic research leading to publication of work in internationally acclaimed refereed journals.

Program Structure

  • The Doctor of Business Administration is an integrated coursework and research program.
  • The completion time is 2.5 years and the maximum completion time is up to 5 years.
  • The coursework component consists of 8 courses for the first year.
  • On satisfactory completion of the coursework units, candidates enter the research phase where they undertake individual, supervised research project for the dissertation which consists of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 words.
  • Candidates who satisfactorily complete the coursework phase only may exit the program with a Master of Applied Business Research.

Mode of Study

All DBA courses will be conducted through intensive seminar teaching mode. Lecture seminars will be held over the weekend.

Language Medium


It  is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.


HK$ 240,000  ([+ Application Fee HK$250] The total fee HK$240,000 is to be collected in 10 instalments over two and a half years. *Year 1: HK$37,500 per instalment of 4; Year 2: HK$15,000 per instalment of 4; Year 3- half year only: HK$15,000 per instalment of 2)

Entry Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the DBA program shall normally hold:

  • An MBA degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or equivalent; or
  • A master degree in other disciplines, or equivalent, from an approved university or equivalent;


  • Substantial experience at executive/management level. All DBA candidates must be able to demonstrate their education and/or professional performance to undertake research at a doctoral level. They should be able to show success in their career to date and document how the DBA program fits into their personal or career plans for the future;


  • All DBA candidates must have a sound command of English language, spoken & written, as evidenced by the criteria (Having completed a Masters degree in English); or
  • Submit proof of having achieved an IELTS score of 7 or higher.

The final decision concerning the eligibility, acceptability of qualifications and research areas for the DBA Program rests with Swiss Business School.

Application Period

Candidates who are interested in the programme are most welcomed to submit the application form and required documents to the local SBS DBA secretariat on or before the stated deadline.


Ms Vicky Chung: 2774 8501
Ms Rachel Lee: 2774 8596
Email: degree.sbs@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

General Enquiry Hotline:
2774 8500 OR 2774 8501