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Corporate-Color
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Program

STRUCTURE & DELIVERY

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The DBA program commences with structured coursework designed to build research competencies, followed by a research project that applies those competencies to improve business practices or develop new practices.

Year 1
Structured Coursework 

Comprises four courses, completed over four terms:

  • Research methodology and literature review
  • Case methodology and qualitative research
  • Statistical tools and techniques for research
  • Research proposal and ethics

    Learning is assessed during the course and by
    a final examination

Year 2 & 3
Research Project

Under the guided supervision of an academic, you will:

  • Undertake a large research project that significantly contributes to business practice
  • Upon completion, the thesis is sent to scholars, who are experts in the field, for examination
 

PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE

To fulfil the requirements of the DBA program, students must complete a total of 240 credits.

4 ADVANCED COURSEWORKS
(CORE SUBJECTS)

80

CREDITS

THESIS WORK

160

CREDITS

TOTAL

240

CREDITS

You will also get the opportunity to train and develop your cognitive and generic skills (fundamental skills, human skills, people skills, personal skills) by attending seminars, workshops and debates.

 

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • All of the 4 Advanced Courseworks (core subjects) must be completed in Year 1 of the program.
  • Each subject has 40 contact hours and is taught over 5 weekends (4 hours per day).
  • Students are given a week to prepare for an exam and a week’s break after the exam. It is, thereby, estimated that a course can be completed within 2 months.
  • These courses are not inter-dependent and are offered on a rolling basis.