Doctorate in Business Administration

  • Oct 2021 Next Start
  • 3 Years Duration
  • English Language
  • Modular
    (Residential and Virtual Modules)
  • 20 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

Doctorate in Business Administration.

The DBA is a 3-year part-time program aimed at business professionals who want to be Thought Leaders in their organizations by applying academic research to concrete managerial problems. 








3 - 4

Virtual Modules - Residential Modules


DBA is member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management & Business Administration (EDAMBA)

"Developing a recognized thought leadership in your field requires the ability to develop new knowledge that is relevant in its concrete implications for managerial practice but also rigorously crafted according to the highest academic standards. During your DBA at SDA Bocconi, its internationally renowned faculty will help you develop such new knowledge not only by interacting with you during class, but also by individually tutoring you in every step of your research projects".

Fabrizio Castellucci
DBA Director

What they say about us

If you're doing a DBA, you want to be surrounded by experts in research, faculty who are well-published and globally recognized: so far, that's been the case. And then, who doesn't want to study in Milan? This is an amazing city, so I'm so delighted to be in Milan and at SDA Bocconi.

Leslie Ann Taylor - American
DBA 2017-2020
Full-Time Researcher and Lecturer, Formerly External Relations & Head, Special Projects, Lee Kong Chian School Of Business, Singapore

I’m making an investment in myself by joining a research-based DBA program at one of Europe’s top-ranked Business Schools (SDA Bocconi in Milan) where I’ll be working with top researchers and scaling companies to strengthen Global Scaling Academy’s ability to help scaling founders succeed by developing new research and content, plus a network of connections and partners in Europe.

Jeffrey D. Abbott - American
DBA 2018-2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Global Scaling Academy

Next Steps

Mid Jan 2021
Application Review Start
11 Oct 2021
Program Start
Dec 2024
Program End

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