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Doctor of Business Administration

Degree: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Application Deadline: 22nd February | Start: 1st March

  • Ideal for professionals
  • Internationally recognized degree
  • Career Advancement and higher Salary
  • With interactive attendance seminars
  • Reputable lecturers from the industry
  • Practical Expert Knowledge
  • Fair price

Anyone who has already acquired a Master’s degree or MBA and proven oneself in professional life might also have asked the following questions: How can one open up further career opportunities in industry and business? How can performance in your own professional field be increased? How do you become a proven expert? How can you contribute your practical expertise scientifically founded to university teaching?
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at TRIAGON is a unique, practice-oriented doctoral degree specifically designed to meet the needs of professional leaders. This structured programme offers step-by-step supervision that makes a doctoral project on a very high scientific level calculable in terms of time and process.

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Overview of the Doctor of Business Administration

Duration of study:6 Semesters (3 Years)
European Credit Transfer:180 ECTS-Point
Programme concept:

Blended Learning Format:

  • Online study programme via e-learning and webinars through our learning platform
  • Practical-oriented attendance periods usually on weekends
Focus Areas:Interlinking regional trade and online platforms, Future of payments (online banking, cryptocurrencies, …), Challenges of globalization, Sustainability Management, Public administration and privatization, Creativity & Innovation, SMEs
Study Places:Germany:Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Cologne);Switzerland: Berne; Austria: Vienna; Malta
Quality seal:Internationally accredited via the NCFHE

What to expect?

With this program, we seek to advance our candidates’ proficiencies in research, methodology and analytical skills via the critical review and systematic application of appropriate theories and the undertaking of research in order to maximize their performances and decision making abilities in their chosen areas. The course has three main aims:

  • to contribute to the effectiveness of the organization in which the research takes place
  • providing knowledge in the area of ​​organizational studies
  • and enhancing the management competence of the researcher

The course also strives to hone the students’ abilities to respond to technological, social and cultural issues and to address the needs of a knowledge-based community.

Recognition and Accreditation of the Study Program

This program is accredited by the Maltese National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE). NCFHE deems this study program to be at level 8 of the Malta Qualification Framework and the European Qualification Framework for Life Long Learning.

Our innovative blended learning concept explained in one sentence: Just as flexible as you are!
This awaits you:

  • Online learning platform for your self-study
  • Attendance periods on weekends
  • Expert workshops
  • Learning based on case studies
  • Individual project work

Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact our student advisors – they will gladly answer any questions you might have!

Our programs can be easily completed alongside your job. However whether you work or not is up to you, it is not relevant for your enrollment!

Our flexible time and place-independent study model focuses on blended learning and combines high-quality didactic and multimedia-based study materials for self-study with just a few face-to-face seminars.

The compact study concept takes into account the special requirements of modern management development. A large part of the practical study achievements aims at the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in Your professional practice. Your personal development is stimulated by the targeted use of learning and reflection techniques, the exchange with Your fellow students in virtual meetings and individual tutorial mentoring with supervision and study coaching.

All modules offer virtual classrooms and webinars via the learning platform. In the attendance seminars (usually, on weekends), key competences are trained through workshops, group work, challenges and other interactive teaching methods, and scientific content is deepened.

Appointments with your tutors for the accompaniment of your project work or a personal coaching you can vote individually at any time.

As you can see: you can ideally combine your studies in terms of time and content with your profession!


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Course of study and study content in Doctor of Business Administration

The TRIAGON concept of project-based learning and the multifaceted world of business management offer numerous application possibilities. You decide which topics and questions you want to deepen as part of your project work and your doctoral thesis.

In the first 12 months of the program you will gain in-depth insights into the research methods of management. In the following 2 years you will be able to focus on a selected topic in your doctoral thesis with this knowledge. The doctoral degree comprises a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Possible focus areas:

  • Interlinking regional trade and online platforms
  • Future of payments (online banking, cryptocurrencies, …)
  • Challenges of globalization
  • Sustainability Management
  • Public administration and privatization
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • SMEs

Your Modules in the DBA:

Practice-based Research

  • Primary research
  • Evidence-based practice

Your Learning process:
This module focuses on the distinctive features of a professional doctorate and practice-based research, exploring the essential principles of evidence–based practice, developing as a self-aware reflective practitioner and to be able to respond to social, scientific and ethical challenges.

Research Methods Toolkit

  • Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Explanation of data analysis techniques

Your Learning process:
At the end of this module students will be able to locate qualitative and quantitative methods within their research design and be able to collect and prepare analysis of the data necessary to fulfil their research objectives.

Organisational Analysis and Research

  • Major themes in organisation and organisational research
  • Exposure of contemporary issues and developments in organisation

Your Learning process:
The themes would explore major contributions and theoretical developments as well as exposing students to organisational research that has explored these themes in depth and detail.

Reflexivity in Action

  • Reflexion on progress made
  • Developing reflexive accounts through a variety of mediums

Your Learning process:
Focusing on student experiences during their participant research groups and documenting changes in thinking and practice, this module acts as a vehicle for self expression. The module also encompasses a pilot study in order to allow a degree of practice and reflection regarding the doctoral research process and design.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Individual support through regular meetings with supervisory team
  • Sharing knowledge and experience through participatory research group meetings

Your Learning process:
Du verfasst eine eigenständige wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit, gerne auch in Kombination mit einem praktischen Projekt oder Bezug zu Deinem Job. Deine Ergebnisse präsentierst Du bei einer Abschlusskonferenz.

Study locations: Where can I get my Doctor of Business Administration?

The training program can be visited at all TRIAGON campus locations. These include our main location in Germany: Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Dortmund); in Austria: Vienna; in Switzerland: Berne; and in Malta. At all locations you will find:

  • Modern campus facility with attractive seminar rooms
  • Multi-media equipment
  • Very good traffic connection near the city center


Steinheilstraße 4 – 8, 85737 Ismaning

Wellersbergplatz 1, 59427 Unna Germany

Vulkanstraße 1, 10367 Berlin

Seestradtstraße 27, 1220 Wien Austria

18th Avenue Maccarthy Hill Accra, Accra Ghana

Target group and personal requirements

In addition to a strategic mindset, business managers should be very good at handling numbers and thinking analytically. Good managers are characterized by deliberate actions, serenity, self-confidence and ambition.

The Triagon has set the goal of enabling as many people as possible to study. The flexible study model offers many opportunities for different life situations:

  • Study in middle age
  • Studying as parents
  • Studying without barriers
  • Other helpful features would be:

Team and communication skills
Organizational and managerial talent
good English knowledge
Enthusiasm for advising customers and companies

Job outline management

Where do managers work?

Graduates of the doctorate programs work in all sectors, from small private companies to internationally operating corporate groups in responsible positions.
Possible fields of employment are industrial and commercial enterprises, banking and finance, insurance, construction and real estate, internet, media, IT companies, event management, tourism; as well as in the field of management consulting, services, non-profit organizations and associations.

What tasks do managers take on?

The areas of responsibility of a graduate are highly dependent on the size of the company and the company structure in addition to the professional experience and personal suitability. In general, the smaller the company, the faster you can qualify for management, top management and executive positions.

Managers are active in all areas and departments of the company. They are responsible for personnel teams and organizational units.

The tasks are numerous, the core is ::

  • Planning the company goals and positioning the company
  • Human resources and personnel management
  • Control of the business organization and the added value process
  • Strategy development (eg, corporate strategy, brand strategy)
  • Execution of economic (analysis) methods (for example industry analysis, competitive analysis, portfolio analysis, financing and investment calculations)

What are the future opportunities of managers?

The chances for the future are very good as you can work as a graduate in all sectors and in different professional fields. You are qualified for all tasks of corporate management, corporate planning and development, which allows you a wide range of tasks.

You can currently find particularly good entry opportunities in the financial, trade, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors and in the professional fields of purchasing, marketing, human resources or IT.

What do managers earn?

Your salary after the master depends from the industry, the size of the company and the form of the employer. Other decisive factors are your previous (leadership) experience and not least the region in which you want to gain a foothold in your career.
Your starting salary may differ significantly from that of a Bachelor graduate. After completing your Masters, it will probably be on a scale of € 36,000 to € 50,000, with your salary opportunities increasing with increasing responsibility, especially in the next four to five years can rise rapidly.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have the ability and opportunity to carry out detailed research activity in one or more organisations. Candidates will normally have already gained an MBA or other business-related master’s degree, together with 2-3 years of business and management experience. Candidates are required to submit a 3000 word proposal and successfully pass a panel interview. They have to demonstrate the capability for doing independent research at level 8 MQF.

Students must produce evidence of English language proficiency at IELTS:6.0 or equivalents with a minimum of 5 in each component or English B2 referred to CEFR.

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Tuition Fees and Financing

The entire study has a price of €18,600 (introductory price), well below the cost of other private universities.

The Tuition Fees can be paid on a monthly or semester basis.

There are many ways to finance a degree course. The simplest variant of the study financing is the extra-occupational study. Here you work beside the study and earn money to finance the tuition fees. In addition, a range of public and private financing options can be used.

We are happy to advise you on the topic of student finance