Hult International Business School

Earn a groundbreaking US-accredited Doctorate in Business Administration through part-time study with minimal disruption to your work and home life

Find new answers to new questions

The Doctorate in Business Administration leverages Hult’s experience in world-class business education and research. This is a new kind of DBA, rooted in relevance and research, for practical businesspeople driven to shape the future of business.

Join your peers in fortnightly sessions live online and meet in-person three times a year over a long weekend on a Hult campus. Graduate in 30 months with a US-accredited doctoral degree and the skills to improve business practice around the world.

Your DBA at a glance

Relevance is at the center of every aspect of academic study in this DBA. You’ll focus on problems within strategy or leadership from your own professional experience and create new tools to help your company—and others like it—solve these problems.

Begin your doctoral journey by identifying a major business challenge that's directly relevant to you and not currently addressed by contemporary theories. Your research will lead you to create novel, rigorous tools to address that problem and improve the practice of management long-term. In addition to writing three publishable papers, you’ll also conduct two workshops. These practicums will guide students, clients, and peers from your own company in recognizing, and solving, the business problem.

Hult International Business School

How it works

The Hult DBA is a 30-month (2.5 year) program with a combination of on-campus residencies at our campuses around the world and structured online learning that can be completed anywhere. Our unique educational approach takes you beyond business to study every topic through a global lens, master working cross-culturally, leverage disruptive technologies to shape the future, and develop the deep self-awareness needed to lead effectively and with confidence.

Key outcomes

  • Create new tools for business management
  • Unearth seminal insights specific to your life and career
  • Solve real-world problems pertinent to you
  • Take your skills and mindset right to the top of business education
  • Gain practical expertise and academic recognition
  • Advance your career or transition into teaching or consulting