Doctorate in Business Administration

3 Years


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. 



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"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


"Our DBA gives you the mindset and the tools to think differently about management practice. It is based on rigorous thinking and methodologies for approaching empirically relevant problems".

Gianmario Verona

Rector, Bocconi University

"There are many ways in which managerial knowledge can advance. The most common ones are direct experience, trial-and-error, on the job learning, traditional executive training and education. With the SDA Bocconi DBA we want to challenge managers on a different level: we want them to start infusing managerial practice with a bit of science".

Giuseppe Soda

Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management

Next Steps

Feb 2018
Application Review Start
15 June 2018
Application Deadline
Oct 2018
Program Start
Program End

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