Kotler Executive DBA

Unlock your potential as a visionary leader with our executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) – Open Distance Learning (ODL) program.

Our Doctoral Program is fully online and globally accredited. It is designed to meet the demands of modern business organizations, with curriculum focusing on equipping you with the essential skills and in-depth knowledge required for successful leadership positions. From mastering strategic management principles to honing your leadership capabilities, our Doctoral program provides a transformative learning experience. With online learning, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to manage your learning. Join our vibrant community of ambitious professionals and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth, preparing yourself for leadership roles and future business challenges.

Entry Requirements

  1. A Master’s degree  in related fields as accepted by the KBS Senate; OR
  2. A Master’s degree in non-related fields as accepted by the KBS Senate, subject to having relevant working experience and rigorous internal assessment; OR
  3. A Master’s degree  in non-related fields as accepted by the KBS Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; OR
  4. A bachelor degree with 10 years related work experience and
  5. Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or its equivalent*

Module 1

  • This course delves deep into advanced leadership theories, practices, and strategies important to executive-level decision-making. The content of the course covers leadership styles, change management, organizational culture, and strategic thinking. This course enables to utilize benefits of gaining opportunities in a data-driven economy.

Selected Courses on the Aristo Platform:

  • A New Type of Leader #22
  • Leadership Development #42

Authentic Leadership and Empathy #314

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of global business dynamics and international management practices. This course explores topics such as global market entry strategies, multinational corporations, cross-cultural management, and global supply chain management (including disruptions).

Selected Courses on the Aristo Platform:

  • Winning Through Innovation Management and Culture #7
  • Epidemic and Pandemic Leadership #176
  • Network Cybersecurity Attacks – Management and Monitoring #207
  • Customer Relationship Management #267

Module 2

  • This course covers advanced topics related to capital budgeting, risk management, financial modelling, mergers and acquisitions, and investment analysis. In this course an international perspective is taken which enables executives to gain in-depth insights into making complex financial decisions in dynamic and international business environments.

Selected Courses on the Aristo Platform:

  • ESG and Sustainable Investing #197
  • Investing in ESG Stocks #201
  • Blockchain Revolution for Enterprises #367
  • This course is dedicated to a thorough analysis of today’s rapidly changing business landscape, innovation and entrepreneurship. In this course participants explore strategies for fostering innovation within organizations, including corporate entrepreneurship managing internal corporate ventures, and technology commercialization which today are key drivers of success. This course enables participants to usde drivign innovation and design for the benefits of the organizations.

Selected Courses on the Aristo Platform:

  • Design Thinking for Creativity and Innovation #182
  • Ways to Increase Creativity #345

Module 3

  • This course enables participants to study and apply advanced research skills necessary for conducting doctoral-level research. The course embeds a variety of research methodologies such as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches, as well as research design, data collection, and analysis techniques.

Selected Courses on the Aristo Platform:

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Tution & Fees

Flexible payment modes available.*

Fee Year 1 Year 2
Tuition Fees $27,312 $27,312
Related Costs $2,500 $2,100
Enrolment Fee $200 $0

Kotler Executive DBA Leadership and Impact Award

The executive international leadership and impact award is presented to an incoming students enrolled in the Kotler business school executive DBA program. The recipient must demonstrate excellence professionally in their career and demonstrate financial need..
To nominate yourself for the Leadership & Impact award, contact our trusted country partners at KBS.

Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll help with the rest. Our convenient online application tool only takes 10 minutes to complete.

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will contact you and will help you to complete the process.

Once you’ve completed your application and connected with an admissions representative, you’re ready to create your schedule.


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?