Program Overview

The mission of the DBA program is to develop executives to more effectively understand new trends in business & management research so that they can assume senior management and leadership responsibilities.  It aims to:

  • Enable experienced executives develop a deeper understanding of management theory and research.
  • Develop practitioner-scholars who will conduct and publish the results of rigorous applied management research that advance an area of knowledge and practice, and
  • Develop thought leaders/teachers in various fields of business and management thought.

From a learning and skill perspective, the program enables students to:

  • Acquire knowledge and expertise required to identify, understand and successfully tackle the interdisciplinary, big-picture issues that characterize business management today
  • Exhibit analytical and research skills in formal social inquiry required to define and address complex issues and to disseminate knowledge related to their profession in a variety of professional and public outlets to influence professional activity, management practice and public policy
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specific topic area through the design, execution, and completion of a doctoral dissertation that contributes to knowledge and practice of the field.
  • Demonstrate ability to disseminate new knowledge through publications in practitioner journals and conferences and where possible academic outlets.
  • Develop key skills in the design and delivery of educational courses through understanding of the theory and practice of teaching in business education.


Duration: - 3 years

Admission Requirements:

  • Master/MPhil Degree in Management, Business (e.g., MBA or EMBA)
  • Professional Qualification to demonstrate foundation knowledge of business and management; with no less than 5 years of management experience of significant duration and responsibility


  • First degree of 2A standard in business and management with minimum of 10 years senior level management experience and minimum of 10 years of significant leadership responsibility


MGT 601 Management Research Perspectives 6 credits
BUS 601 Information Technologies for Business Research 6 credits
GLO 601 Global Environments and Management Trends 8 credits
CRI 601 Critical Analysis of Research 8 credits
MGT 653 Contemporary Management 8 credits

REM 651 Research Methods in Business & Management 6 credits
MGT 652 Management Research Design and Methodologies 8 credits
DBA 770 Advanced Statistics 1 credits
PRE 651 Preparation and Presentation of a Research Proposal 6 credits
DBA 778 Comprehensive Examination 3 credits

LIT734 Dissertation: Critical Literature Review 30 credits
RES820 Dissertation: Empirical Research 30 credits
RES839 Dissertation: Case Study 30 credits
DEF709 Dissertation: External Examination 15 credits
DEF717 Dissertation: Oral Presentation and Defense 15 credits

Degree Awarded:

  • Master of Applied Business Research (MABR)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Discover, lead and share the new business practice and knowledge
that would nourish the new African dawn.

Department Contacts

Dr. Hod Anyigba

Programs Director
+233 (0) 560 111 764

Benedict Asiedu Amankwah

Programs Manager, Ghana
+233 (0) 262 367 830

Jennifer Sika Nketiah

Programs Manager, Ghana
+233 (0) 278 961 059

Ignatius Udofia

Programs Manager, Nigeria
+234 (0) 802 142 4919

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