DBA at Swiss Business School

Program selection
  • Posted by as_99 on 11/29/15 4:39pm

    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of pursuing an affordable DBA at a European business school, and have come Swiss Business School, SBS. Please have a look at their program.

    Any one can advise on this school and their DBA program? Is it worthy? Is it recognized by reputed business schools in Europe and USA?

    Please advise

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/30/15 11:22am

      Hi there,

      assessing the quality of DBAs programs is a kind of a stretch - but here I give you several ideas, tips, and tools about how you can do it. Just read the three articles that I mention there and see what is helpful for you.

      "What is helpful for you" leads to the actual core question in this context. I recommend you to go a step further and make your questions more precise:

      What exactly do you mean by "Is it worth?" Do you want to know if people earn a higher salary or get promoted in their firms after the degree? Do you mean that they get a job at an academic institution? Do you mean that people can include a "Dr." in their passport? I recommend you to answer this first and then think about ways to find answers. Tip: A good way is always to answer the school and talk to current students.

      Also, what do you mean by "Is it recognized by reputed business schools in Europe and USA?"
      Do you mean if schools would hire you with a DBA degree? Well, you have to find this out by yourself and the best way may be to ask your target business schools ("Would you hire me?" ). Given that US-schools don't know too much about European schools, however, I cannot imagine that any school in the US should know much about the SBS DBA.

      Again: Break down your questions such that they are more precise and then think about ways to find out answers. Contacting the relevant institutions (and through them current and ex students) is a good starting point.

      Best wishes,

      By Thomas Graf
      Founder DBA Compass
      Author of the DBA Survey