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
- 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|
- Master of Applied Business Research (MABR)
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)