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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    Program Structure

  • Program Structure

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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 and Firm’s Size Effects”
    Paper Presented at DSI (Decision Science Institute), November 2016
    Rudolf Gabrich, DBA Graduate 2015
  • "Middle Managers Collaboration with Social Movements in Strategy Execution: Role of Collaborative Embeddedness"
    Paper Presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS), September 2016.
    Leesi Gborogbosi, Current DBA Student
  • "Politics As An Impediment To Technology Strategy Implementation"
    Paper presented at INFORMS, November 2015
    Marc Finkelstein, Current DBA Student
  • "Rationality and Intuition in Strategic Decision-Making Processes in Colombia: A research agenda"
    Paper presented at Iberoamerican Academy of Management, December 2015
    Carlos Tellez, Current DBA Student

Student Testimonies


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

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