Academic Programs

Doctor of Business Administration Doctor of Business Administration

+ Program Dates

Program starting on:
  • 01-09-2018

+ Program Overview

Increasing global and regional competition puts pressure on individuals and organizations alike to add value through broad and profound knowledge. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) responds to this need with a program that stresses a flexible, but in-depth, specialization and optimum use of time and industry relevance. The program’s main goal is to expose participants to inter-disciplinary management problems in order to develop a global vision and to create an understanding of enterprise-based problems and the delivery of global management expertise.

+ Program Design

DBA Program Design

+ Program Content

Throughout the first year of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, participants are subject to a mixture of senior business topics with research work in the field of management. The main perspectives of the five online courses of the Research Methods and Skills (RMS) Training Program that should be covered during first doctoral year are as follows:

- Research Methodology

  • Research philosophy
  • Empirical research cycle
  • Literature search and review
  • Research approaches and strategies
  • Conceptualizing research
  • Research ethics

- Qualitative Research Methods

  • Case study
  • Interviews
  • Focus group
  • Textual analysis
  • Assessing the rigor of qualitative research
  • Presenting qualitative research
  • Coding text and talk (using software packages)

- Quantitative Data Collection

  • Survey questionnaires
  • Scale development
  • Sampling respondents
  • Data collection / field work
  • Data processing and preparation for analysis

- Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Probability and probability distributions
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Introduction to STATA
  • Estimation and confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Cronbach’s Alpha
  • Chi-square test and distributions
  • F-distribution and ANOVA
  • Linear regression
  • Multiple regression
  • Non-linear functions

- Individual Research Proposal

  • Specialization lectures and coaching on qualitative and quantitative designs
  • Academic writing
  • Presentation skills

+ Program Accreditation

The Maastricht DBA is internationally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Maastricht School of Management belongs to the selected group of institutions recognized by the Dutch government to provide academic education.

MSM is a member of the international Executive DBA Council and a signatory to PRME: the Principles for Responsible Management Education. MSM is also part of a European consortium of universities which has received a prestigious Erasmus+ Award from the European Commission, to further the provision of professional doctorates in Europe.

+ Practical Information

Location: Regional IT Institute premises, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 years
Schedule: The courses will be delivered online during the first year of the program .

+ Registration Requirements

- Applicants must hold a master’s degree from a recognized university. - Applicants must submit the original certificate and the transcripts of their master’s degree. - Preliminary research proposal: should comprise a satisfactory research outline indicating the intended field of study. - A completed application form. - MSM preliminary proposal format must be used. - Two recommendation letters. - Current resume. - Four passport-sized photos. - TOEFL score of 600 (or an equivalent score) is a prerequisite for enrollment. - A minimum of five years of relevant work experience is a must. - All documents have to be submitted in English Language.