The DBA is an integrated work and research program for management practitioners and professionals, who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to practice and policy. DBA students will have a diverse range of interests. Consequently there will be scope for requisite specialization within a general organizational and management framework. Graduates from the program are expected to make a key contribution to practice, so program work will relate to leadership, change and process management as well as research methodologies.
The world of business and management is undergoing rapid and profound changes. Theories, practices and strategies which seemingly worked yesterday are failing today. Institutional leaders, policy makers and managers everywhere are increasingly confronted by novel situations without historical precedent, precipitating the need for new knowledge.
SBS' DBA program takes places on Saturdays and Sundays, all three months. The DBA comprises a total of 108 units and can be completed in a minimum of 2.5 years part-time / next to the job study. The Program is taught in a classroom format based on the use of intensive workshops. It includes the following two components:
Doctoral Program Seminars and Workshops (50%)
Supervision Workshops (50%).
The program can be completed in a minimum period of time of 2.5 years and maximum over 6 years.
The program is designed to advance the professional development of senior practicing managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields. Graduates of the program will have: extended knowledge of emerging business and management ideas and deeper understanding of their relevance to applied business settings;
The DBA is offered in face-to-face delivery. Candidates are required to attend 7 courses and 4 research seminars, resulting in 11 intensive sessions over 2.5 years. The sessions are offered over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 18:00) to accommodate working professionals.
|Management Research Perspectives||4.5|
|Information Technologies for Business Research||4.5|
|Global Environments and Management Trends||9.0|
|Critique Analysis of Research||9.0|
|Research Methods in Business & Management||4.5|
|Management Research Design & Methodologies||9.0|
|Preparation and Presentation of a Research Proposal||4.5|
|Doctoral Research Project Proposal||9.0|
|Doctoral Research Paper 1||18.0|
|Doctoral Research Paper 2||18.0|
|Lead time||30 months|
|Class location type||At the institute|
|Required language skills||English|