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What are the differences between a PhD, a DBA and an Executive DBA?
A university PhD is an academically-oriented qualification recognised by the State in which the institution is located, and which qualifies the holder for an academic career. The traditional PhD focuses on conceptual aspects and little on the managerial dimension.
A DBA is a programme delivered by universities for practising managers who wish to take a step back from their business or management practice and submit a thesis that also has managerial impact.
The Executive DBA, as designed by the professors at Business Science Institute, is a course designed for managers who continue working and wish to write a thesis based on two key elements: their managerial experience and academic research-based thinking. The managerial orientation is fundamental in this case.