Doctorate in Business Administration

Doctorate in Business Administration.

Next Start 7 Oct 2024
Duration 3 Years
Language English
Format Modular
(Residential and Virtual Modules)
Avg. working
23 years
Where Milano

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. 




My DBA in 60 seconds - Viktoria Beromelidze

My DBA in 60 seconds - Heather Wade








3 - 4

Virtual Modules - Residential Modules


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

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

"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".



Giada Di Stefano
DBA Director

What They Say About Us

Why did you choose to undertake the SDA Bocconi DBA?

I chose the SDA Bocconi DBA because of its motto "Thought Leadership", which is not only important in doing business, but also beneficial in achieving a certain level of happiness.


How is this choice satisfying your needs?

I am very satisfied by my selection, as I found valuable the learning experience in the courses Organization, Logic, and Innovation by the Profs Foss, Grandori, and Fosfuri, respectively.


Would you recommend this program? if yes why?

I could happily recommend this Doctoral program because of the aforementioned reasons, the great 2019 rankings of the BU/SDAB by the FT, and the magnificent new campus.


Your program in 3 words:

"Futuristic Thought Leadership"

Chris Finengman - English
DBA 2018-2021
Founder, BusiTech

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

Next Steps

End of January 2024
Application Review Start
30 May 2024
Application Deadline
7 Oct 2024
Program Start
Dec 2027
Program End

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