Find new answers to new questions with Hult's DBA
This inaugural Doctorate of Business Administration leverages Hult’s experience in world-class business education and research. This is a new kind of DBA that aims to empower a new generation of senior business leaders and create new answers to new questions.
You’ll take part in online sessions approximately once every two weeks and convene with your peers three times a year on a Hult campus. After 2.5 years (or 30 months), you’ll graduate with a US accredited doctorate degree and the skills to improve business practice around the world. Hult’s DBA is your path to career advancement or a transition to a career in teaching or consulting.
Experts from the real world of business
The faculty at Hult is focused on helping students apply tools and theories to solve major, contemporary business problems. The faculty selected to teach in the Doctorate of Business Administration are prolific, award-winning researchers in both academic and practitioner-related channels. You can see this relevant expertise in the biographies and publications of the DBA Design Team.
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.
How it works
The Hult DBA is a 30-month (2.5 years) program with a combination of on-campus residencies at our campuses around the world and structured online learning that can be completed anywhere. Our unique educational approach takes you beyond business to study every topic through a global lens, master working cross-culturally, leverage disruptive technologies to shape the future, and develop the deep self-awareness needed to lead effectively and with confidence.
Defining your research
Your program starts with the identification of a problem that is directly relevant to your everyday business practice. These should be complex challenges that directly and materially impact company performance. Through the collection of original data, you’ll learn and conduct different types of quantitative analyses, which you’ll then use to create novel insights and tools to help you—and managers like you—solve the issue.
You’ll travel to one of Hult's campuses in London, San Francisco, and Dubai three times each year to work face-to-face with your peers and professors. These residencies provide multiple opportunities to present and improve your research ideas through discussion and debate with executives and experts. You’ll also meet once every two weeks for online sessions to learn new skills and maintain momentum for your academic studies.
By the conclusion of the program, you will have written three publishable academic papers, led two workshops to guide students, clients, or peers from your company through the application of your solution, and produced your final dissertation. Your final dissertation is comprised of the integration of these five projects into a single coherent dissertation that presents your conclusions to reflect all of your analyses and learnings. Finally, you will defend this dissertation in front of a panel of academic scholars.
At Hult, you'll go beyond business to learn about the world, the future, and yourself through a practical approach that is embedded in the student experience and the curriculum.