Doctorate of Business Administration

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become experts in their fields.

The program consists of courses ranging from 3 to 6 credit hours, successful completion of all prescribed courses, research-related courses, and presenting the final dissertation before a chair/mentor and committee is required for program completion.

With a total duration of 60 semester credit hours, the program typically takes about 3 years to complete. This program offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of business concepts and to make a significant contribution to the field of business through your research.

Why Get a DBA with AUL Marbella ?

Forge a Path to Success

Pursuing a DBA degree at AUL Marbella in Spain is a great investment in your future. Our program is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to advance your career and make a positive impact in the business world.

Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing you with a high-quality education that will help you become a leader in your field.

In addition, studying in Marbella offers unique cultural experiences that can broaden your horizons and enrich your education. With a beautiful coastline, sunny weather, and a rich history and culture, Spain is a perfect place to live, work and study.

Come join us at AUL Marbella and take the first step toward achieving your academic and career goals.


Empowering Your Career Growth

Earning a DBA degree from AUL Marbella business school can offer numerous career benefits for individuals. The program provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in management, leadership, and research methodology, which can be applied to various industries and organizations. Graduates of the program are equipped with the expertise and credentials needed to secure top-level executive positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Job titles for DBA graduates may include

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President of Operations

Senior Manager

Director of Operations

Business Development Manager

Human Resources Manager

Marketing Manager

Finance Manager

Research Director

Strategic Planning Director

College Educator

With a DBA degree from AUL Marbella, individuals can advance their careers and gain the necessary skills to become successful leaders in their respective fields.
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Excellent Value for Students

Investing in a DBA degree from AUL Marbella is a wise decision for professionals looking to advance their careers to the highest levels. The program is designed to provide students with advanced skills and knowledge in business administration, leadership, research, and critical thinking.

With a DBA degree from AUL Marbella, graduates will be equipped with the skills to become successful business leaders, consultants, and educators. The program’s focus on research and practical application of business concepts ensures that graduates are well-equipped to handle the challenges of the rapidly-evolving business world. Investing in a DBA degree from AUL Marbella is not only an investment in one’s career but also an investment in one’s future.


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Entry Requirements

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Admission to the program requires a minimum of a Master’s degree earned at an appropriately accredited University or licensed foreign university.
All applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A complete IUL – AULM Agreement.
  • A current resume.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended ( Notarized copies will be accepted for Foreign Institutions).
  • 2 Recommendation letters IUL – AULM Recommendation Forms are preferred.
  • A letter of intent to join the DBA program.
  • Proof of a minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • One of the following English test scores or records is required for the applicants whose English is not their native language:
A transcript indicating a grade of “C” or higher in an English composition course from an appropriately Accredited college/university or a licensed foreign university
TOEFL minimum scores of 500 (PBT, Paper Based Test) or 61 (iBT Internet Based Test), AULM Institution Code is 7719. Or 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 44 on the PTE Academic Score Report.
If the student is not able to provide any of the above language proficiency evidences, he/she may be admitted conditionally and attend an ESL language program as an additional prerequisite. However, the student will not be allowed to enroll for more than 30 credits unless they reach and complete the Advanced Level with a “C” average.
A high school diploma completed at an appropriately accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English)
A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.

Once all required documents are received, the student will be evaluated and notified as soon as the decision is completed: Students will receive an electronic email notification informing him/her of their full acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial of admission.

Students accepted will then be required to submit:
8- A copy of their Identification card, Driver’s license or passport
9- Payment of registration fees

Please note that any Document not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation.

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