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

Or

  • 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

Courses:

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
hod@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 560 111 764

Benedict Asiedu Amankwah

Programs Manager, Ghana
basiedu@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 262 367 830

Jennifer Sika Nketiah

Programs Manager, Ghana
jennifer@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 278 961 059

Ignatius Udofia

Programs Manager, Nigeria
Ignatius@nibs.edu.gh
+234 (0) 802 142 4919

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