The Doctorate Program is offered in partnership with Plymouth University.

Plymouth University is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 named Plymouth as one of the top three universities in the United Kingdom.

These research-based doctoral degrees expose participants to an intellectually rigorous program of study. It is designed to enable participants to synthesize and develop managerial and professional practice, theoretical understanding and reflexive capability.

The Doctorate of Business Administration is run in Geneva with industry leading professors from Plymouth University and the International University in Geneva undertaking workshops, seminars and lecture program at IUG.

This program is part-time courses where the research will be done under the joint supervision of staff from the International University in Geneva and Plymouth University . The degree of DBA is issued by Plymouth University.

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Admission requirements:

Students applying to the IUG doctorate program must provide the following: 

  • CV
  • Personal statement (Provide details about your professional experience. This document should be approximately 800 words in length.)
  • Research idea (Describe the research area or topic that you hope to investigate for your DBA doctoral research project. This document should be approximately 1,000 words in length.)
  • Copy of your passport and a photo
  • Reference letters (min two and at least one should be academic)
  • Your transcripts and degree certificates for bachelor and master (in English)
  • IELTS (academic level) or equivalent for applicants whose education was not in English: Min overall 6.5 and 5.5 in all components

Contact: Dr. Dogan Guven, email: dba@iun.ch