The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit.
On the DBA you will engage in applied research, bringing established and cutting-edge theory to bear on your practical organisational issues. You will therefore develop and enrich practice in your chosen field, as well as contributing to our understanding of the underpinning theoretical base for your work.
The structured approach offered by the DBA is founded on six modules over three years, where you will undertake a blend of lectures, guest talks and workshop discussions. At the same time, you will develop your doctoral thesis under guidance from your DBA supervisory team.
You will be supported by a dedicated team of academic and professional services staff, together with your fellow students and speakers from a wide variety of sectors.
- Topics Likely To Be Covered
The DBA will develop critical thinkers to acquire the ability to reflect on their own practice and in doing so, contribute to organisational performance.
• refine their proposed area of enquiry as well as being introduced to the fundamentals of organisational research. This will lead to the ability to clearly articulate the context and content of the problem they wish to investigate;
• engage in an in-depth evaluation of the theoretical context of their research;
• develop a critical appreciation of the history of their field and an understanding of the latest thinking;
• undertake a rigorous grounding in research methods and techniques, as well as foundational methodological theory, leading to the ability to critically evaluate and implement the approaches appropriate for their own research;
• acquire the practical ability to gather, analyse and present data through a pilot study as part of their development.
Taught modules will develop participants’ ability to generate novel understanding of theory and practice through a synthesis of their research with existing theory, leading to clear statements of impact and contribution to knowledge.
- Intended Start Date
- January 2021
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