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Doctorate in Strategic Management and Leadership

Earning a Doctorate in Strategic Management and Leadership from ABMS Business School offers a formidable pathway to attaining the expertise and acumen required for leadership roles in the dynamic realm of business. This comprehensive program delves into pivotal research areas including organizational strategy, behavioral dynamics within organizations, research methodologies encompassing design and data analysis, and the intricacies of financial decision-making. Armed with this qualification, graduates are poised to think strategically and adeptly apply their knowledge across diverse industries.

The curriculum is structured to hone analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies, essential traits for thriving in today's fiercely competitive job market. Tailored for ambitious individuals aspiring to ascend to executive echelons within the business domain, this degree equips them with the requisite tools to emerge as trailblazing leaders in their respective fields.

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"Unleash Your Potential with a Doctorate in Strategic Management and Leadership from Swiss Online Business School"

Study Method: Fully Online/Self-Paced

Program Components: 4 Modules + Thesis


  1. Research Methods

  2. Electronic Research Methods

  3. Strategic Management and Leadership (Optional replacement with: a. Project Management b. Managerial Psychology c. Strategic Information Systems Analysis for an additional fee of 90 CHF)


"What is the word count for my thesis? A Doctorate thesis typically ranges between 45,000 – 60,000 words (comprising chapters 1 to 5).

In our doctoral programs, you will:

  • Cultivate and apply innovative research methodologies.

  • Attain the highest standard of education.

  • Acquire the proficiency to publish in esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

  • Excel as a doctoral researcher and educator."

Doctorate in details: 

Duration: 2 Academic Years*

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Master's degree or its equivalent OR

  • Minimum of 7 years of Management Experience along with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Study Fee: please check the fee page.

English Proficiency Requirement:

  • IELTS or equivalent (mandatory for students from non-English speaking countries or those who have not attended an English-speaking school)

Age Requirement: Minimum age of 24 years

Note: If you have any inquiries regarding your eligibility for this program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Academic Information:

Aligned with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Standards and guidelines for quality assurance as per the Bologna Process.

EQF: European Qualifications Framework: This program is at EQF Level 8 (equivalent to doctoral level).

ECTS: 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

Accreditations, Quality Assurance & Legalizations: Please refer to [Link to Accreditations Page]

Award: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategic Management and Leadership

Study fee

Study Fee: click here

Please be aware that the study fee mentioned does not cover additional fees such as the submission fee of 7 CHF and the one-time, non-refundable application and reservation fee of 95 CHF, which secures your study place.

For an approximate conversion of these fees into your local currency, you may refer to Google, XE, or any other reliable currency conversion service.

Additionally, according to, the duration of the doctorate program is variable, typically spanning between 2 to 7 years. This duration depends on factors such as the research field, the institution, and the employment status (part-time/full-time) of the student.

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