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    DBA - Heriot Watt University

    Hello,

    Is there anyone here studying for the DBA program at Heriot Watt University? Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated. I just registered for the first course and I am not sure what to expect. Thanks

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    Don't know of anyone here who has matriculated there for the doctorate. There is a forum out there I believe for people in the program. From what I've heard, typical research-based Euro doctorate, academic-type, research methodologies emphasis, not the usual U.S. DBA (which is as likely as not to be from a practitioner perspective without the heavy research emphasis). Only U.S. academic whom I know of who has a DBA from EBS is Bruce Bellner from Ohio State. Don't know him, but if you want more info, might shoot him an email.

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    Thank you for the response. You are correct, the program has three courses aimed to research skills. I had a few US schools in considerations, but I decided to go for HW....hope it was the right decision, because I am not sure yet. From my research it is a good university and ranks well. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etro View Post
    Thank you for the response. You are correct, the program has three courses aimed to research skills. I had a few US schools in considerations, but I decided to go for HW....hope it was the right decision, because I am not sure yet. From my research it is a good university and ranks well. Thanks.
    It is a good university, solid name recognition internationally, fine B-school, very good accounting , elite economics , though not so much known in the U.S.--but in the U.S., as self-obsessed as we tend to be, unless it's Oxford, Cambridge or LSE, it seems no one has heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etro View Post
    Hello,

    Is there anyone here studying for the DBA program at Heriot Watt University? Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated. I just registered for the first course and I am not sure what to expect. Thanks
    There are a few people here that have been in the EBS DBA program. They don't check in so much anymore.

    I've been through the MBA program as both a DL student, and then I transferred to the full-time on-campus program in Edinburgh, so I can tell you that Heriot-Watt and EBS are great institutions with faculty on par with any top business school.

    I can't speak to the DBA program specifically, but just from looking a their program and comparing it to my doctoral experience at UF, I can tell EBS put a lot of thought into their DBA.

    Unlike other universities that already had on-campus MBA and DBA programs, and then tried to cash in on the distance learning craze by throwing a few videos and powerpoint slides on the internet, EBS's programs were built from the ground up as DL programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etro View Post
    Thank you for the response. You are correct, the program has three courses aimed to research skills. I had a few US schools in considerations, but I decided to go for HW....hope it was the right decision, because I am not sure yet. From my research it is a good university and ranks well. Thanks.
    Can I ask what are the other US schools in your mind?

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