Aalto Executive DBA
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The Aalto Executive DBA program offers a unique opportunity to combine the latest academic research with practical application to make a broader impact in business and organizational development. Participants gain doctoral level in-depth knowledge together with the capabilities needed to undertake demanding research projects as well as become thought leaders in their field.
The program consists of ten courses (60 ECTS credits) that can be completed online, usually involving essays, reflection papers, and discussions with a supervisor, as well as preparation of a DBA thesis (180 ECTS credits) of scholarly standard. The research topic is defined individually and can also be related to a demanding development project in your own organization. This ensures impact at both the individual and organizational level.
The DBA program is designed to be executed to a great extent alongside working full time. Participants will receive a personally tailored curriculum and the program is expected to take a minimum of three years to complete. Each participant is provided with strong supervision from Aalto University.