Doctorate of Business Administration

Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Spain

Business-oriented critical thinking and problem-solving skills help you to acquire qualities designed for Top management and Executive positions, thus DBA is Your Best Choice.

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180 Credits (ECTS)

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  • Get Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Universidad Católica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain 
  • UCAM is ranked among top 10 universities in Europe by Times Higher Education Ranking-2019 for Quality Education. 
  • DBA is a 180 ECTS credits, 3-year blended program 
  • It offers a well-structured 1 year coursework followed by a research project from the 2nd year 
  • Get access to well-developed digital resources, personal tutor and research guide 
  • Fits into the busy schedule of senior executives 
  • Final degree is awarded at the convocation held at UCAM. 
  • 100% Online with Personal Tutor support
  • Flexible Payment, Instalment scheme.
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$12000 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

3 Years

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Degree

Doctorate of Business Administration

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Spain

Course Modules & Fee

Registration Fees

$2000(Due upon Provisional Approval)

First Installment

$1000(Due from 90 Days from the first module start)

Second Installment

$1000(Due from 180 Days from the first module start)

Third Installment

$1000(Due from 270 Days from the first module start)

2nd Year (Research)

$2000(Due upon research topic submission)

2nd Installment

$1500(Due from 90 Days from the second-year registration)

3rd Year (Research)

$2000(Due after 12 months from the research registration)

2nd Installment

$1500(Due from 90 Days from the third-year registration)

Total Fees

$12000

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*ECTS equivalency chart is for comparison purpose only and doesn't reflect the exact mapping information, however the final MBA awarded by the University will carry 60 ECTS credits. What Is ECTS?

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$12000 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

3 Years

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Degree

Doctorate of Business Administration

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Spain

Admission requirement

Highest Qualification

Candidates must have an MBA or Master's degree or equivalent from recognized institutions.

Work Experience

Candidates must have at least three years of work experience at managerial level.

English Language Proficiency

Candidates must have a thorough command of written and spoken English. English level: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.

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$12000 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

3 Years

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Degree

Doctorate of Business Administration

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Spain

Why Athena ?

Flexible

At Athena, you are in charge of your learning! You get to decide the pace of your learning based on your financial and time availability. The learning structure is modular, ensuring pace, effectiveness and momentum of your learning journey. With this bytes sized learning format you get to learn anywhere, anytime.

Affordable

With Athena as your learning partner, you follow a ‘Pay as you Go Scheme’ for your program, that means no upfront bulk payment of your fee. Instead your fee will be divided into small pocket friendly installments distributed across your program.

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Stackable

Byte sized learning formats ensure that each learning item carries tangible value in terms of learning outcome, which allows learners to stack or combine small units into higher education credits toward a degree or diploma. At any point of time during your course, you can claim a certificate/diploma based on the credits you have earned so far.

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$12000 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

3 Years

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Degree

Doctorate of Business Administration

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Spain

Partners of this Programme

Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain

Universidad Católica De Murcia (UCAM) is a university par excellence based out of Murcia, Spain. Established in 1996, the university is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Spain, ANECA, and is a member of ENQA, Universia, and EUA. UCAM is ranked among the 200 best universities in Europe and the 10 best valued by its students by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. UCAM has a strategic partnership network with more than 280 universities.

 

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Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

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Step 1 :Register for a free trial

Register for a free trial and get complete access to the first module of this program for 7 days without any obligations.

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Step 2 :Submit online enrollment form

If you are satisfied with the learning, start your enrollment process by using ‘Enroll Now’ option in the learning dashboard.

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Step 3 :Pay & Start

Once your applications is approved, the fee payment option will be activated in your LMS and you will be able to make the payment.

Why this Course ?

1 Critical skill acquisition

The DBA program focuses on providing students with real-world, business-oriented critical thinking and problem-solving skills and helps you to acquire specific leadership qualities designed for upper management and executive positions.

2 Multiple career opportunities

The program results in a tangible set of management and decision-making skills and so a DBA degree opens multiple career opportunities. You will be well prepared to go into any industry, whether it be business, education, government, or healthcare.

3 Financial rewards

A DBA degree will definitely increase the possibility to expand your salary exponentially.

Course Resources

For more detailed information about the course, please click on the links below.

What You Learn

This is your expected skill development and learning from the program

Module 1

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Research Methodology and Methods

Duration: 70 Days

By the end of the module you will be able to explain your own research ‘philosophy’ and you will be able to decide what research methods to use

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 10 ECTS

Module 2

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Research Issues within Contemporary Management

Duration: 70 Days

The module will help you to identify what would make a suitable, interesting and applied research topic in management so that you can begin to conceptualise your own area for future research, later in the course.

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 10 ECTS

Module 3

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Interim Research Project

Duration: 70 Days

The purpose of the module is to allow you to utilize the research methods skills you have acquired, and the areas of research you have identified,

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 20 ECTS

Module 4

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Designing a Research Project

Duration: 84 Days

The purpose of this module is to write a detailed proposal document for your actual thesis

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 10 ECTS

Module 5

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Developing as a Researcher

Duration: 84 Days

The purpose of this module is to provide you with some useful theoretical tools to help you to reflect constructively and in the right depth.

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 10 ECTS

Module 6

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Practice Based Thesis

Duration: 2 Years

This is the capstone module of the DBA in which you plan and implement your own extended research project, demonstrate your own deep expertise in a specific area of applied business and management.

Level: EQF Level 8/QCF Level 8/NQF Level 10

Credits: 120 ECTS

How You Learn

Scientifically developed learning pedagogy, which ensures quality and effective learning experience for the learners. We ensure a seamless learning experience for students with varying levels of expertise on the subject matter.

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What You Get

You will be receiving the following certificates as specified below:

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Doctorate of Business Administration issued by Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain .

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Detailed Transcript with 180 ECTS Credits (DBA) issued by Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain . (view sample)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you don’t need to finalize your research topic to start the course. You may need to finalize the broad subject area of interest and the program team will advise you about your chosen theme and assist you in finding a sustainable research topic. The final research topic should be approved prior to starting the final research.
All topics are accepted as long as your research is connected to management. You can choose from a variety of fields such as HR, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, international business, strategy and others.
Yes, the program is structured to accommodate the busy schedules of full-time professionals with a strong support system which is highly flexible. Though the course duration is 36 months, the learner can complete it within 24 months or can extend to 48 months. It depends on the time the student has to invest for the research.
Studying for Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is driven by a desire to ignite real change in companies through data-driven decision- making. The programme will be of particular benefit to experienced C- level executives, senior managers, department heads, consultants, management educators and entrepreneurs. The DBA experience challenges the learner to sharpen critical and analytical skills in research to become an expert in his/her domain with a proven ability to think outside the box.
It is possible to extend the duration for an extra year with an additional fee.
If the learner wants to leave the course midway of research or at the start of the research, he will have an option to choose for an Exit Award, that is, MPhil in Management. Exit award fee is applicable.
The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a blended part-time professional doctoral degree of international scope and reputation, designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. It enhances the capability of the learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of business and apply that in practice.

The primary objective of the program is to develop personal, consultancy, and theoretical skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research in the field of business management.
Following is the course structure for the DBA Program

Year 1
The purpose of Year One is to provide a theoretical and practical foundation in research
methodology for advanced empirical research within the management field. The later
part of the Year One is to apply knowledge and understanding of research methodology
to an actual pilot study and overall thesis proposal, and to reflect on own performance
as a researcher.
M1. Research Methodology and Methods - 10 ECTS
M2. Research Issues within Contemporary Management - 10 ECTS
M3. Interim Research Project (Pilot Study) - 10 ECTS
M4. Designing a Research Project (Thesis Proposal) - 20 ECTS
M5. Developing as a Researcher (Individual Reflection) - 10 ECTS

Year 2 & 3
The purpose of Year Two and Three is to conduct, under supervision, a detailed and
research project, meeting the expectations of the research act doctoral level, and to write it
up in the form of a thesis.
M6. Practice-Based Thesis - 120 ECTS
A learner who successfully completes one year with 60 ECTS credits will be eligible for an exit award, that is, Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil.)from Universidad Católica De Murcia, Spain, if he decides to exit the course without completing the final research. The exit award comes with an additional certification fee of USD 3000.00 apart from the one- year fee. The learner will be allowed to resume his research at a later stage if he wishes to continue his DBA not exceeding 5 years from the date of exit. A total of five modules have to be successfully completed to be awarded an M.Phil degree.
The DBA is an executive-level program designed for working professionals possessing extensive managerial experience as well as a master’s degree, who are looking to advance further in their career. DBA has both rigor and relevance as it contributes to theory, practice and research in business and management. The DBA program is a full-fledged Doctoral degree, but unlike the Ph.D., it is geared towards honing capabilities in the professional sphere. PhD programs are usually meant for those interested in pursuing research based careers in academia.
You are assigned a Personal Tutor who will assist you with your academics. For non-academic assistance, you can always reach out to your Student Experience executive at see@athena.edu.