EDBAThe Doctor of Business Administration program is specifically formulated to support high achieving professionals reach their potential. The DBA program focuses on developing a research based approach to managerial decision making. The program is designed for action oriented professionals looking to provide real world solutions to managerial problems. The ideal participant is a business owner, management consultant or business manager. 

A Theme Based & Practice Orientation

The Doctor of Business Administration program is designed around the completion of core competencies  and a Manuscript that focus on the current challenges facing business in today’s integrated world. Specific modules include:

  1. Coursework
    • Judgement In Financial Decision Making
    • Competing Through The Application of Lean Methods
    • The Importance of Culture On The Organization
    • Communicating Through Authentic Leadership
    • Ethical Social Responsibility As A Core Management Principle
    • Strategies For Disruptive Innovation
  2. Mixed Research Methods Module
  3. Research Plan Perfecting Module
  4. Manuscript Preparation & Completion
  5. Research Presentation

jeffrey-hendersonThe Modular design of the Doctor of Business Administration program provides a level of flexibility that enables even the most busy professional to be a success. The program focuses on developing the necessary research skills so that evidenced based decision making can be developed within the Candidate. This is a critical skill required of all successful decision makers.

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson – Dean of the Faculty & Professor of CSR Strategy


ISO-SFPBSMonarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school in the world to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001) and is accredited by the Swiss Federation of Private Business Schools. Monarch Business School is a member of ACBSP-the Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. See our accreditation page.


Participant progress is assessed through the submission of various assignments per module. The program concludes with the completion of a doctoral manuscript. There are no exams within the program.

Dual Degree (MPA / DBA)

At the successful completion of the program the candidate will be issued both the MPM-Master of Practicing Management and the Doctor of Business Administration.

Program Start Date

The program has a rolling admission and be started at any time.


The standard duration of the program is 36 months. Students may take up to 60 months to complete the program.

Study Modes

The program is completed online using the Monarch Learning Management System. The program may be followed in standard or independent study mode.

Program Open To

  • Graduates from accredited MBA programs.
  • Bachelor students with a minimum of 10 years managerial experience.
  • Candidates lacking the above with substantial managerial experience may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the Dean.


Candidates register in the program on a yearly basis and are responsible to pay that year’s tuition fee on a quarterly basis in advance. All candidates may terminate a program upon 3 months written notice to the administration. There is an administrative transaction fee applied to all received wire transfers of 100 Euros.

  • Annual Tuition = 10,000 Euros (Paid Quarterly)
  • Dean’s Scholarship equal to 20% tuition reduction available
  • Independent study mode annual tuition = 5,000 Euros (Payable Semi-Annually).


BLOCK-Corrie-150-175I am a Canadian living in Dubai. I work as a Business Consultant all over the MENA region. There were only two pieces of non-negotiable criteria for me when choosing a DBA program: quality learning, and near total flexibility. I found both at Monarch. The Monarch DBA gives me high flexibility.

Corrie Block – Doctor of Business Administration Candidate, Dubai


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