Doctor of Business Management

in collaboration with Veranda Higher Ed.

Attend 5-Day On-Campus Immersion in one of our international locations.

180 ECTS
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

The Rushford Doctor of Business Management (DBM) is an intensive 180 ECTS credits doctoral program meticulously crafted to empower business students, managers, practitioners, and leaders with advanced knowledge, research acumen, and analytical skills tailored for the resolution of intricate business challenges. This DBM initiative is designed to instill a profound transformative learning experience, cultivating enhanced research skills and a distinct perspective on business situations. The overarching goal is to enable participants to apply sophisticated research methods, facilitating solutions that drive organizational efficiency, growth, and long-term sustainability.

This flexible yet rigorous program is accessible entirely online, allowing students to determine their own pace of completion. While most participants are anticipated to achieve the qualification within three years, the research pathway may expedite the process, leading to qualification in less than three years.

The Rushford DBM hones in on applied research, facilitating real-time application of acquired knowledge by executives, managers, and practitioners within their respective organizations. Emphasizing expertise development across all facets of international business, the curriculum places a strong focus on enhancing research, writing, presentation, critical thinking, and change management skills.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be adept at:

  • Applying research methodologies to analyze business situations and tackle associated challenges.
  • Conducting primary and secondary research to comprehend intricate business challenges.
    Applying a profound understanding of international business fundamentals and practices to forecast outcomes.
  • Mastering business communications at a high level.
  • Expressing complex ideas, strategies, plans, and tactics in a clear and effective manner.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in creating meaningful reports that utilize data collection, cleaning, interpretation, and engaging reporting through data visualization.
  • Engaging in academic and professional research activities that may culminate in publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Attaining high-level proficiency in applying robust research methodologies, study design, and study conduct to produce a thesis, a prerequisite for the conferring of the doctorate qualification at the culmination of the program.
Next Start Date:
01 Jul 2024
25 Jun 2024
Program Information
Program Curriculum

Doctor of Business Management (DBM)


Managerial Skills
Leadership 2040
Business Economics
Global Business Landscape
Corporate Finance Analysis
Enterprise Strategy


Specialization Option 1 - International Business

  • International Business Strategy
  • Corporate Governance Framework
  • Marketing in a Digital World
  • Financial Markets
  • Pioneering Market Forces
  • Innovation Development

Specialization Option 2 - Finance

  • Investments
  • International Banking
  • Derivatives - Options for the future
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Asset Capitalization for Emerging Ventures
  • Fintech: Foundations & Applications

Specialization Option 3 – Healthcare Management

  • Worldwide Public Health
  • Globalisation and Healthcare
  • eHealth Transformation
  • Health Econometrics
  • Big Data and Machine Learning in Healthcare
  • Strategic Financial Decision Making in Healthcare

Specialization Option 4 – Human Resource Management

  • Connected Leadership
  • Negotiation & Bargainiing
  • Leading Transformations: Managing Change
  • Human Resources for the People Manager
  • Business Ethics
  • Leading People & Teams

Specialization Option 5 - Marketing

  • Business and marketing Strategies
  • Brand Management
  • Salesforce Operations
  • Pricing Strategy in Practice
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Neuromarketing

Specialization Option 6 – Supply Chain Management

  • Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Value chain Management
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • Freight and Transportation Management
  • Advanced Supply Chain Optimization
  • Procurement Analytics and Performance Optimization

Specialization Option 7 – Data Science

  • Foundations Python
  • Business Forecasting and Projections
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Predictive Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Mathematics for Machine Learning

Specialization Option 8 – Big Data

  • Foundations Python
  • Business Forecasting and Projections
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Predictive Analysis
  • Big Data Foundation
  • Applications of Big Data



  • Introduction to Academic Research
  • The Landscape of Literature Review
  • Research Design
  • Business Statistics
  • Designing a Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Designing a Qualitative Research Methodology







Master’s or an equivalent academic title from a recognized College/University OR Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent academic title in any discipline from a recognized College/University with a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience.

English Proficiency – Medium of instruction during school and graduation should be English

To know the fees for this program, please contact our partner Veranda Higher Ed.

The career outlook for graduates of the Rushford Doctor of Business Management (DBM) program is highly promising, with diverse opportunities across various sectors. Equipped with a comprehensive skill set and a doctorate-level qualification, individuals who have successfully completed the program can expect to thrive in a range of professional roles and leadership positions.

  1. Executive Leadership Roles: Graduates are well-positioned to assume executive leadership roles within organizations. The advanced knowledge, strategic thinking, and research skills acquired during the DBM program make them valuable assets for steering companies through complex challenges and driving innovation.
  2. Management Consulting: With expertise in applied research and a deep understanding of international business, DBM graduates are sought after as management consultants. They can provide valuable insights and solutions to organizations looking to enhance efficiency, implement strategic changes, and navigate global business complexities.
  3. Entrepreneurship: The program's emphasis on problem-solving and sustainable business practices prepares graduates for entrepreneurial ventures. They can establish and lead their own businesses, applying their knowledge to create and manage successful enterprises.
  4. Academic and Research Positions: DBM graduates are well-suited for roles in academia and research institutions. They can contribute to the academic community by teaching, conducting research, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. This avenue allows them to influence the next generation of business leaders.
  5. Government and Policy Advisory Roles: The international business focus of the program equips graduates to contribute to government agencies and policy-making bodies. They can provide valuable insights into global economic trends, trade policies, and regulatory frameworks.
  6. Global Business Leadership: As organizations increasingly operate on a global scale, DBM graduates can take on leadership roles with a global perspective. They can manage international operations, lead cross-cultural teams, and develop strategies for global market expansion.
  7. Nonprofit and NGO Leadership: Graduates may find fulfilling opportunities in nonprofit organizations and non-governmental agencies. Their skills in research, strategic planning, and organizational efficiency can contribute to the success of initiatives focused on social impact and sustainability.
  8. Corporate Strategy and Development: DBM graduates are well-suited for roles in corporate strategy and development. They can play a crucial role in shaping organizational growth, mergers and acquisitions, and long-term planning.

Overall, the Rushford DBM program opens doors to a dynamic and varied array of career paths, allowing graduates to make a meaningful impact in the business world, academia, and beyond. The program's emphasis on practical application, research, and international business positions graduates as versatile and forward-thinking leaders in the global marketplace.

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.