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What are the differences between a PhD, a DBA and an Executive DBA?
A PhD or a doctorate is an academically oriented degree that allows one to pursue a career in academia. Such degrees are usually completed after 3-5 years of full-time study.
A DBA is a program offered by universities that do not issue PhDs and is primarily intended for managers. In reality, certain DBA programs have a strong tendency to mirror PhDs in terms of their length and theoretical/academic requirements. The duration of such programs is typically 3 years or more.
An Executive DBA, which was conceived by professors at the Business Sciences Institute, is a curriculum designed for managers who remain professionally active and wish to complete a thesis based on two aspects: their managerial experience and researched-based reflection. In this degree managerial orientation is essential. The program lasts two years.