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Doctor of Business Administration

from ZEBS, Switzerland

Duration: 3 (or 2*) years

*Lateral Entry available for working professionals!

Program Fee: USD 9900

Limited scholarships!

Executive Friendly

Can be completed alongside a job!

OVERVIEW

program structure.

This is a mixed mode program where coursework is completed through assignments & online assessments and the research is done as Guided Research. The candidates have to complete 4 modules of theory and a Research Paper on the proposed topic before commencing the research on their approved topic.

The total credits are divided among theory modules, a research paper and a doctoral dissertation.

Following are the generic top-level program requirements:

  • 4 Coursework Modules
  • a research article aligned with the subject
  • Acceptable and relevant Topic of Research
  • Dissertation PPT / Chapter Plan
  • Dissertation (and its defense)

Research Supervisor

Since DBA involves Guided Research, it requires a Research Supervisor who shall guide the student through different stages of his/her research.

In order to make the program more affordable, GradXs provides an option of Student-Nominated Mentor who shall be chosen by the student but requires to be approved by the ZEBS. The supervisor should have a Doctorate Degree and sufficient teaching/industry experience in order to be eligible for the same. In this case, the management of financials (honorarium cost, etc.) is done entirely between the supervisor and the student.

In case a student opts for a supervisor assigned by GradXs, the GradXs shall assign an approved GradXs-Assigned Mentor from its network of highly qualified and distinguished Research Mentors for guiding the student in the best possible way. However, this shall incur an additional fee of USD 500 or INR 40000.

Industry Supervisor

Working professionals for whom the program is sponsored by their company can have an industry supervisor from their company itself for guiding the them through their research. This shall add value to the research aligned with the specific line of business, thereby proving itself to be an asset for the company as well. Such Industry Supervisors shall register and be empanelled as GradXs Research Mentor (Industry) before assigned to the Researcher.

research areas.

Following are the top-level subjects / areas of research available:

  • Banking Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Change Management
  • Change Management and Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance
  • Digital Business Management
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance Management
  • Financial Analysis and Control
  • General Administration
  • Government Process & Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • Insurance Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management
  • Oil & Gas Management
  • Operations Management
  • Polity Management
  • Portfolio Management Evaluation & Analysis
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Ship Management
  • Shipping & Marine Management
  • Software Quality Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Management
  • Tourism & Hotel Management
  • Any other relevant area (subject to review)

 

Working professionals can also choose to work on a topic (aligned with the research areas above) specific to their Line of Business or LOB, making it a significant addon to their career profile.

Want help with selection of research topic?

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eligibility.

Normal Route:

Master's Degree or Equivalent PG Diploma in relevant subject from a recognised University / Institution. Working Professionals with a Technical or Professional Degree (e.g. Engineering, Technology, CA, CS, Law, Medical etc.) with minimum 5 years of executive work experience may also apply subject to assessment of their CV. 

 

Lateral Entry Route:

(preferred route for working professionals)

Lateral Entry is available for Fast Track Course Completion for the deserving working professionals, as per following eligibility criteria.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for Lateral Entry:

Working professionals having a post-graduate / technical / professional degree along with minimum 6 years of industry experience (subject to assessment of work-experience vis-a-vis proposed research) in the relevant field shall be eligible for enrollment in a 1-year old batch enabling them to complete their DBA program in 2 years.

 

NOTE:
  • The Lateral Entry candidates will also have to complete all the program requirements as per the curriculum.
  • To ascertain eligibility for Lateral Entry, applicants are required to submit the relevant verifiable documents along with their updated CV.
  • The decision of the ZEBS in regards to eligibility shall be final and binding.

 

Migration from other Universities:

Students enrolled in a DBA program from some other globally recognized university / institution shall be eligible for enrollment in the same stage of the program (provided they spend at-least 1 year enrolled at ZEBS). Eligible students can also avail an exemption of credits, subject to evaluation of progress in their existing program.

GradXs offers extra support to such students by designing a customised timeline which helps the student in completing the program on time.

 

FEE WAIVER SCHEME:

To make it affordable for students enrolled in another University to migrate to ZEBS Program, the GradXs offers a fee waiver of up to USD 500 or INR 25000 based on the stage of their existing program.

 

NOTE:
  • To ascertain eligibility for Migration, applicants are required to submit the relevant verifiable documents.
  • The decision of the ZEBS in regards to eligibility shall be final and binding.

fee details.


Application Fee
USD 150
For application processing.

Total Program Fee
USD 9900
Payable in installments. Installment plan can be chosen from multiple flexible payment plans while applying.

Assessment Fee
USD 850
Payable in installments together with the Program Fee installments.

Total Fee
USD 10900

Note: Payments shall be accepted only via Bank Transfer. The necessary bank charges should be borne by the student.

 

Limited scholarships up to USD 3000 available!

The scholarships are granted on a case-per-case basis. Please reach out at info@gradxs.com with a brief Statement of Purpose describing why you need the scholarship.

 

For Lateral Entry Students:

In case of Lateral Entry, the installment amount will be adjusted to match the reduced program duration. Note that no exemption of fees shall be granted.

 

For Students migrating from other Universities:

In case of Migration from other Universities, the number of installments and installment amount will depend on the remaining program duration. Additionally, such students shall be eligible for a fee waiver of up to USD 500 or INR 25000 based on the stage of their existing program.

mentors.

GradXs boasts its network of highly qualified and distinguished mentors from around the world. These mentors are assigned to the research students as their supervisors (for students opting for a GradXs-Assigned Mentor) who guide the students throughout their research. The student and supervisor then work together to bring out the maximal outcome of the research.

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya

Chief Research Mentor & South Africa Representative

Mentor ID: RM0005

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya is the GradXs India-South Africa representative and partner. He is also the GradXs India approved PhD mentor. Bongani Ngwenya has… read more

Dr. Anubha Shrivastava

Mentor ID: RM0051

Dr. Anubha has over 15 years of experience in Finance and General Management and along with mentoring scholars, she is actively involved with GradXs … read more

Dr. Pemmaraju R. K. Rao

Mentor ID: RM0028

Dr. Rao has an industry experience of more than 35 years, with a lot of involvement in coordination of academic training programs. He eventually took… read more

Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor

Research Mentor & Ghana Representative

Mentor ID: RM0012

Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor is a Fulbright scholar. He is senior lecturer, management consultant and a seasoned curriculum developer. Dr. Odonkor has a st… read more

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty

Mentor ID: RM0019

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty has over 30 years of rich experience in Technology MNC Companies in Leadership Positions and 4 years in Academics Teaching and… read more

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal

Mentor ID: RM0026

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal holds a Doctorate Degree in Management and Master’s Degree in economics from University of Mumbai. She is a Post graduate in Mana… read more

Dr. Deephand Dhankher

Mentor ID: RM0044

Dr. Deepchand is a Naval veteran presently serving as an Assistant Professor of Seamanship at Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune, India. Previously, he … read more

Dr. Rajashri

Mentor ID: RM0010

Dr. Rajashri is a Professor and Associate Dean in Research Analytics & Operations with over 25 years of experience in Teaching, Research, Consulting … read more

Dr. Jagdish K

Mentor ID: RM0011

Dr. Jagdish K is a former scientist of the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO), where he worked as the Geomatics Solutions Scientist for Na… read more

Dr. Bibhu Santosh Behera

Mentor ID: RM0006

Dr. Bibhu Santosh Behera holds a Doctorate in Extension Education and Rural Development from LIUTEBM, Lusaka, Zambia and also another Doctorate in Ag… read more

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon

Mentor ID: RM0018

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon is a Filipino postgraduate professor at the College of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa Science & Technology Unive… read more

Dr. Jyoti Madhav Munde

Mentor ID: RM0047

Dr. Jyoti Munde is an Assistant Professor with 11 yrs of teaching experience in Management Institutes of Aurangabad (M.S), India. She is currently as… read more

Dr. Dimithri Jayagoda

Mentor ID: RM0031

Dr. Dimithri Devinda Jayagoda has completed his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumikan Asia Pacific University (APU) – … read more

Dr. Chetana Asbe

Mentor ID: RM0007

Dr. Chetana Asbe holds a post graduate degree in Financial Management and Commerce from the University of Mumbai. She has also pursued CFA from ICFAI… read more

Dr. Emmanuel Numapau Gyamfi

Mentor ID: RM0022

Dr. Emmanuel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at GIMPA. He obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Venda … read more

Dr. Manoj Kumar

Mentor ID: RM0046

Dr. Manoj Kumar is a global leader with a successful history in supply chain management involving procurement, vendor management, material requiremen… read more

Dr. Himendra Balalle

Mentor ID: RM0041

Dr. Himendra Balalle is an eminent Lecturer in Research Methodology .He is a Diplomat of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and holds Certified Profess… read more

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan

Mentor ID: RM0025

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. He holds a first d… read more

Prof. Augustine Deke

Mentor ID: RM0045

Prof. Augustine Deke is the Principal of Africa for Christ Bible College and an Adjunct Professor and Development Consultant. He is also a member of … read more

Dr. Angelina Theresa Mary J.

Mentor ID: RM0037

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research support.

GradXs conducts interactive online sessions on a regular basis on key research topics so that the research students can get benefited from the immense expertise of our Mentors. The students also get a chance to clarify their doubts with the mentors.

GradXs also enables the students with a discussion forum on its portal, where students can engage with the mentors as well as with other students for academic discussions.

Following are glimpses of some of the sessions conducted by GradXs:

Statistical Tests in Research

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Article Writing (Doctoral Level) and Publication in Journals

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Data Analysis and Presentation in a Doctoral Dissertation (Theory and Practice)

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Ethical Issues in Research

Dr. Sasmita Singh (RM0029)

Literature Review in Research

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal (RM0026)

Relevance of Statistics in Research

Dr. Rajashri (RM0010)

Quantitative Research Methods

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of Research

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)