Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) | IE Business School

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Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

The DBA is a four year, blended part time program aimed at outstanding managers who want to combine academic rigor and managerial relevance.

  • 48 months
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  • Doctorals
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  • Executive
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  • In English
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  • Blended
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    DBA based on Applied Research in Management

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    IE Faculty

DBA Program

The DBA is a blended part time program aimed at outstanding managers, who hold a masters degree, and want to enhance their professional practice combining academic rigor and managerial relevance. The goal is to contribute to the state of the art knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings

Latest Research News

  • "Building ambidexterity by structural differentiation: The moderating role of organizational context"
    Paper Presented at the Academy of Management, August 2015
    Rudolf Gabrich, DBA Graduate 2015
  • "Middle Managers Early Collaboration In Strategy Execution: Impacts Of First Mover"
    Paper Presented at Strategic Management Society, October 2015. Considered for Best Conference Paper Prize
    Leesi Gborogbosi, DBA 2012-2016
  • "Politics As An Impediment To Technology Strategy Implementation"
    Paper to be presented at INFORMS, November 2015
    Marc Finkelstein, DBA 2012-2016
  • "Rationality and Intuition in Strategic Decision-Making Processes in Colombia:A research agenda"
    Paper to be presented at Iberoamerican Academy of Management, December 2015
    Carlos Tellez, DBA 2012-2016

Student Testimonies


Our world-class faculty, one of IE biggest assets, is engaged in rigorous and relevant research, and systematically publish in top journals.

Faculty Testimonies