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Doctor of Business Administration

from SSM, Switzerland

Duration: 2 years

To be completed online!

Program Fee: USD 8905 or INR 551338
(+ tax)

Flexible payment plans!

Executive Friendly

Can be completed alongside a job!




One of Europe's finest, the Swiss School of Management (SSM) is an accredited private institute of higher education founded in the last century in Switzerland. It is acknowledged by Ministry of Education, Italy.

Accreditations, Recognitions and Memberships:

  • Accreditation by  IACBE, USA 
  • Recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation -  CHEA, USA 
  • Certification with  EduQua  (a prestigious Swiss quality assurance label)
  • UNESCO approved Institution, through the International Association of Universities -  IAU, UNESCO, Paris 


  • Learn from distinguished faculty via online classes.
  • Handholding and dedicated support.
  • Access to digital libraries and live (digital) events.
  • Access to SSM's International Expert Group.


Candidates need to have completed a significant research project, dissertation or thesis, at university level. Candidates must own a comparable Master’s Degree; i.e., it has to be awarded by an officially acknowledged Higher Education Institution.

Graduates without a Master’s Degree are equally admitted, but they must have acquired another similar Degree, which can be directly compared to a Postgraduate Degree, i.e. equivalent to level 7 of studies. This regulation acknowledges differences, which may internationally exist on national levels.

Applicants for the Doctorate program DBA, are exempted from an English exam provided they completed their schooling years and/or bachelor’s program at a recognized school where the medium of teaching is English.


The program duration is 2 years, with 2 semesters per year, i.e. a total of 4 semesters.

Program Structure

The DBA Program structure is aligned with international standards of Postgraduate Education and, accordingly, fulfils the criteria of the process of Harmonisation of Higher Education in Europe (Bologna Process).

The doctoral program will require the accomplishment of five taught Research Methods modules as first stage. Only the successful fulfillment of all five modules entitles students to progress to the second stage, the thesis level.

The successful students will acquire 120 ECTS credits throughout the course:

  • 30 ECTS credits through the fulfillment of 5 Research Methods modules (6 ECTS credits per module)
  • 90 ECTS credits through the Doctoral’s thesis

The modules are delivered interactively and are based on actual knowledge and research in this pathway. The “Research Methods” modules are taught via lectures and/or seminars and require students attendance. A long-distance learning version will be introduced as alternative form of study as well.

The data collection, the analysis of data and the Doctoral Thesis demonstrating independent empirical research are an evidence of the candidate’s ability and capability to undertake applied defendable and empirical research on the highest level of academic studies.

This program of studies is considered relevant, rich and academically valid thanks to the adoption of the highest standards of Higher Education. Additionally, superior professional standards have been embedded. Learning objectives and module contents are further closely related to the Six Principles of the PRME Framework of the United Nations.

fee details.

This Fee Structure is subsidized by 70% as scholarship and is subject to availability of number of places. Therefore you can take advantage of this subsidy of 70% of the original Program Fee by applying as early as possible.


Application Fee
USD 425
USD 118
For application processing.

Total Program Fee
USD 31075
USD 8905
Payable in installments. Installment plan can be chosen from multiple flexible payment plans while applying.

Total Fee
USD 31500
USD 9023

Note: The above fees is exclusive of the applicable GST. Payments shall be accepted only via Bank Transfer. The necessary bank charges should be borne by the student.


why GradXs?

Globally Recognized Certification

All the programs facilitated by GradXs are offered by recognized universities.

Cost Effectivity

We at GradXs believe in making Certification, Graduate & Doctoral Programs accessible and affordable to all. Our fee waiver initiatives and low-cost program models cater to the same.

Executive Friendly Model

All our programs are fully online and are crafted in a way to make it easier for Executives and Working Professionals to complete their programs alongside their jobs.

World standard QMS

The Quality Management System of GradXs is ISO 9001:2015 compliant, ensuring a smooth and efficient academic flow for the students.

Global Mentor Network

GradXs has its network of highly qualified and experienced research mentors from around the world, who guide students throughout their academic (research) timeline.

Assistance & Support

The GradXs team is always ready to provide quick assistance and support right from the application phase to the completion of program.


GradXs boasts its network of highly qualified and distinguished mentors from around the world. These mentors are assigned to the research students as their supervisors (for students opting for a GradXs-Assigned Mentor) who guide the students throughout their research. The student and supervisor then work together to bring out the maximal outcome of the research.

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya

Chief Research Mentor & South Africa Representative

Mentor ID: RM0005

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya is the GradXs Global Education-South Africa representative and Chief Research Mentor. Bongani Ngwenya has a PhD in Business Mana… read more

Dr. Anubha Shrivastava

Director (Finance, Accounts & Assessment)

Mentor ID: RM0051

Dr. Anubha has over 15 years of experience in Finance and General Management. She is the head of academic assessment as well as F & A. Along with men… read more

Dr. Pemmaraju R. K. Rao

Head of Research Support

Mentor ID: RM0028

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Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor

Research Mentor & West Africa Representative

Mentor ID: RM0012

Dr. Stephen T. Odonkor is a Fulbright scholar. He is senior lecturer, management consultant and a seasoned curriculum developer. Dr. Odonkor has a st… read more

Dr. Sankaran Venkataramani

Mentor ID: RM0062

Dr. Sankaran V has around 27+ years of rich industry experience in the field of Strategic Quality management, process improvement and Voice of custom… read more

Dr. Bishnujee Singh

Mentor ID: RM0013

Honored with Fellow Award of Royal Aeronautical Society, London for outstanding contribution to Aerospace Industry by one of the Foremost British Roy… read more

Dr. Kofi Ameyaw Kwakye

Mentor ID: RM0024

An eminent academic professional of Environmental science, pollution and related areas Dr. Kofi Kwakye has research interest as a doctoral supervisor… read more

Dr. Jyoti Madhav Munde

Mentor ID: RM0047

Dr. Jyoti Munde is an Assistant Professor with 11 yrs of teaching experience in Management Institutes of Aurangabad (M.S), India. She is currently as… read more

Dr. Kavita Rajashri

Mentor ID: RM0010

Dr. Rajashri is a Professor and Associate Dean in Research Analytics & Operations with over 25 years of experience in Teaching, Research, Consulting … read more

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal

Mentor ID: RM0026

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal holds a Doctorate Degree in Management and Master’s Degree in economics from University of Mumbai. She is a Post graduate in Mana… read more

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty

Mentor ID: RM0019

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Dr. Annie Mampilly

Mentor ID: RM0052

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Dr. Deephand Dhankher

Mentor ID: RM0044

Dr. Deepchand is a Naval veteran presently serving as an Assistant Professor of Seamanship at Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune, India. Previously, he … read more

Dr. Eric Amankwa

Mentor ID: RM0067

Over ten (10) years of interdisciplinary research experience with demonstrated abilities in conducting innovative research in ICT and Computer Scienc… read more

Dr. Girish S Bagale

Mentor ID: RM0071

An eminent academic professional with about 50 Research Papers and several book chapters published. He has joined GradXs global network of mentors to… read more

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan

Mentor ID: RM0025

Dr. Emmanuel G. K. Duncan is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. He holds a first d… read more

Dr. Emmanuel Numapau Gyamfi

Mentor ID: RM0022

Dr. Emmanuel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at GIMPA. He obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Venda … read more

Dr. Ravi Reosekar

Mentor ID: RM0058

An Associate Professor of a renowned institute, Dr. Ravi is very keen in contributing to research for which he is an adjunct Research Mentor at GradX… read more

Dr. Lawrence Wahua

Mentor ID: RM0053

An enthusiastic researcher and teacher with a good number of academic publications Dr. Lawrence is associated with GradXs as a Research Mentor to sup… read more

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon

Mentor ID: RM0018

Dr. Emer Tucay Quezon is a Filipino postgraduate professor at a renowned technical institution of Philippines. After 22 long years of working in the … read more

Dr. Dimithri Jayagoda

Mentor ID: RM0031

Dr. Dimithri Devinda Jayagoda has completed his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumikan Asia Pacific University (APU) – … read more

Dr. Ebenezer Ato Ewusie

Mentor ID: RM0021

Dr. Aloysius Tay

Mentor ID: RM0061

A renowned researcher and practitioner of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dr. Aloysius Tay is a GradXs Research Mentor to actively participate in resea… read more

Dr. Jagdish K

Mentor ID: RM0011

Dr. Jagdish K is a former scientist of the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO), where he worked as the Geomatics Solutions Scientist for Na… read more

Dr. Chetana Asbe

Mentor ID: RM0007

Dr. Chetana Asbe holds a post graduate degree in Financial Management and Commerce from the University of Mumbai. She has also pursued CFA from ICFAI… read more

Dr. Kojo Kakra Twum

Mentor ID: RM0066

Dr. Kojo Twum, a Lecturer in a University College has keen interest in Research initiatives of GradXs and has joined as an active research mentor. Th… read more

Dr. R. Manju Shree

Mentor ID: RM0056

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Dr. Ravichandran Ramasamy

Mentor ID: RM0065

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Dr. Rajeev Joshi

Accomplished, 20+ years of career in Engineering Management, People/Resource Management and Project Management in oil & Gas Refinery, Petrochemical a… read more

Dr. Ramesh Patil

Mentor ID: RM0064

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Mentor ID: RM0035

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research support.

GradXs conducts interactive online sessions on a regular basis on key research topics so that the research students can get benefited from the immense expertise of our Mentors. The students also get a chance to clarify their doubts with the mentors.

GradXs also enables the students with a discussion forum on its portal, where students can engage with the mentors as well as with other students for academic discussions.

Following are glimpses of some of the sessions conducted by GradXs:

Statistical Tests in Research

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Article Writing (Doctoral Level) and Publication in Journals

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Data Analysis and Presentation in a Doctoral Dissertation (Theory and Practice)

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)

Ethical Issues in Research

Dr. Sasmita Singh (RM0029)

Literature Review in Research

Dr. Ruchika Agarwal (RM0026)

Relevance of Statistics in Research

Dr. Rajashri (RM0010)

Quantitative Research Methods

Dr. Saumendra Mohanty (RM0019)

Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of Research

Dr. Bongani Ngwenya (RM0005)


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