Research Outline

Top DBA/Business PhD Programs


To find out some of the top DBA/Business PhD programs globally for working executives based on accreditation and ranking. Ideally, the programs will be focused on change management or business culture.

Early Findings

DBA from UNICAF University

  • The Doctorate of Business Management from UNICAF University is an online program designed for working professionals that hold a master’s degree or have several years of professional experience.
  • The university allows students to choose their area of study.
  • The university has been accredited as an Independent Higher Education Provider by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.

EDBA from Paris-Dauphine University

  • The EDBA from Paris-Dauphine University is for professionals who have more than 10 years of experience.
  • Doctoral theses from the university have won awards nationally and internationally.
  • The university has acquired EQUIS accreditation.
  • The EDBA program from Paris-Dauphine can be tailor-made according to the needs of the working professional.

Other Programs/Universities

  • Other DBA programs include programs from prestigious universities including the SBS Swiss Business School in Switzerland, UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business in Malaysia, EU Business School in Switzerland, CENTRUM PUCP Business School in Peru, and many others.

Summary of Findings

Our initial research has outlined some DBA programs and institutions that offer programs for working professionals. Although we have mentioned programs from some prestigious institutions globally, these have not been selected according to world rankings or any other specific criteria.