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SSM Research Center and ESAMI are bringing a DBA program to East and South African region

Swiss School of Management (SSM) and ESAMI are jointly bringing a 3-year internationally accredited DBA program to East and South Africa. Starting now, you can apply through our admissions form (found here). Candidates enrolled in 2020 receive a generous partial scholarship. The program is based on blended learning. All of the coursework can be done using SSM’s e-learning platform, and ESAMI and SSM campuses are available as study centers. Four-day workshops are not mandatory. SSM offers frequent webinars on selected topics.

About the DBA program

The DBA will be awarded by SSM, which is aligned with international standards for doctoral studies to support worldwide recognition. The DBA program is designed as a 3-year program with 120 ECTS credits based on part-time studies. E-learning units ensure a healthy work/life/study balance. Travel time and expenses are kept at a minimum. There will be 4-day workshops during the first semester. Tuition after the partial scholarship is set at 17 thousand US$ and can be paid in five installments: 34% at enrollment and four times 16,5% (per semester) as of year 2. More info about the program can be requested via e-mail (yoram.roemersma@ssmresearch.com) or WhatsApp (0031 6 319  174 20).


The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) is an intergovernmental regional management development center. ESAMI’s head office is located in Arusha, Tanzania.

The institute was established with the primary objective of providing the region with trained personnel in a number of critical areas including policy management, transportation management, financial management, information technology management, health management, human resources management, project management, energy and environment management and gender management among others.

The focus was to train middle to senior managers from the region to improve their managerial performance taking into consideration the global issues but with a regional focus relevant to the African environment. 

About Swiss School of Management

SSM is an internationally recognized higher education institution, that exceeds the standards of today’s professional world. SSM is accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), EduQua Switzerland, and the Ministry of Education and Research of the Region of Lazio (Italy). Furthermore, SSM is recognized by multiple international bodies such as UNESCO, IAU, and CHEA.

Hundreds of students study with SSM at campuses and training centers in Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Africa.

SSM Research Center offers a great blended learning experience. SSM Research Center focuses on research. With fully accredited doctoral programs –  a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – and a high tech e-learning platform we aim to do research that serves businesses and societies. The platform contains complete Master’s, MBA, DBA and PhD programs. We are continuously innovating, with Master programs in Business Analytics; Blockchain; and Data Science in 2020. We also offer a Master of Research, which can be obtained on the fly when doing a PhD, opening up the program for holders of bachelor degrees.

More information can be requested through Yoram Roemersma (Director of Marketing at SSM Research Center; Email: yoram.roemersma@ssmresearch.com WhatsApp +31 6 319  174 20)  or Chengetai Magunje (Director Marketing & Business Development at ESAMI. Email chengetai@esami-africa.org; whatsApp +255 683 822 946).

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