Our Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist business career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice.
Our DBA will ensure that you:
Focus on organisational challenges in a new way Enhance professional capabilities and credibility Contribute to practice through action research Enhance awareness of strategic issues Maintain your career while earning your doctorate
What's covered in the course?
The DBA (in contrast to a traditional academic PhD) is designed to help you apply research-based thinking to business ideas and workplace problems, on a global scale, whilst deepening and broadening your understanding of professional practice.
You will also develop essential research skills which will enable you to play a leading role in strategic organisational development, policy formation and evaluation at a strategic level.
The course combines workshops, research based activities and a substantial research enquiry thesis to:
Empower you to improve your own personal practice as a professional Employ new learning in change management and organisational development Extend the range of ideas and skills to deliver change within your own or participating organisation Enjoy considerable personal development, so that you achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional Encourage critical engagement with consultancy and research processes. Enables you to join a global research community.
To join the DBA programme, you must have completed an MA, MSc or MBA degree in a particular area of business-related professional practice, and also have relevant experience in a professional capacity. Alternatively, you must have at least five years related professional practice experience, as well as being employed in the professional capacity that you propose to study. You must have the formal agreement and active co-operation of the organisation where the DBA studies are to take place.