A Doctorate for Those Made to Do

Earn a groundbreaking US-accredited Doctorate in Business Administration through part-time study with minimal disruption to your work and home life.

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Find new answers to new questions

The Doctorate in Business Administration leverages Hult’s experience in world-class business education and research. This is a new kind of DBA, rooted in relevance and research, for practical businesspeople driven to shape the future of business.

Join your peers in fortnightly sessions live online and meet in-person three times a year over a long weekend on a Hult campus. Graduate in 30 months with a US-accredited doctoral degree and the skills to improve business practice around the world.

Key program features

  • Flexible, accelerated study

  • Part-time / 30 months

  • Online and in-person

  • Residencies: London plus San Francisco and Dubai

Your DBA at a glance

Begin your doctoral journey by identifying a major business challenge that's directly relevant to you and not currently addressed by contemporary theories. Your research will lead you to create novel, rigorous tools to address that problem and improve the practice of management long-term. In addition to writing three publishable papers, you’ll also conduct two workshops. These practicums will guide students, clients, and peers from your own company in recognizing, and solving, the business problem.

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Months 1-3

Problem Formation: Through conversations with instructors and a systematic review of extant literature, you’ll identify relevant, persistent challenges that undermine business performance. During the program, you’ll create novel tools to explain, predict, and address these challenges.

Months 4-9

Tutorial on Predictive Analysis: You'll learn traditional methods of data analysis and master statistical software tools to conduct rigorous examinations. No prior experience in statistics is expected. You'll then collect and analyze original data to arrive at novel insights about your business challenge.

Months 10-15

Presentation of Initial Results: You'll present your results in two ways: a publishable paper that will help practicing managers understand and solve the challenge you identified; and a practicum to teach other managers when and how to apply your solution.

Months 16-21

Tutorial on Contemporary Methods: You'll learn about creating and conducting experiments, simulations, psychometric assessments, and meta-analyses. You'll select and apply one of these techniques to collect and analyze original data.

Months 22-24

Presentation of Secondary Results: You'll extend the reach and impact of your work in a second publishable paper and a second practicum on the additional nuances of your solution derived from non-traditional research methods.

Months 25-30

Dissertation and Graduation: With support from your instructors and tutors, you'll assemble and update all of your results into a cohesive paper that you'll present to a panel of academic scholars. Your program culminates in your in-person graduation, in full doctoral regalia, at one of Hult's global campuses.

Hone your global perspective

You’ll be invited to attend three collaborative in-person workshops per year (8 in total) on our Hult campuses in London, Dubai, and San Francisco. Each of these residencies comprises one long weekend of mixing and collaborating with peers and faculty from all over the world for coaching, research presentations, and masterclasses.

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London

Winter

Dubai

Experts from the real world of business

Faculty at Hult are focused on helping students apply tools and theories to solve major, contemporary business problems. The faculty selected to teach the Doctorate in Business Administration are award-winning researchers in both academic and practitioner-related channels.

Meet the esteemed DBA Design Team below:

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Accreditation

Hult is recognized by business education’s three most prestigious international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System). We are the first business school in the US to achieve this triple accreditation, which is held by just one percent of business schools worldwide.

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