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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to meet the needs of senior professionals who seek to improve their critical thinking and research skills whilst pursuing their profession. The DBA is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of research training and supervised research, the results of which shall be embodied in a thesis comprising evidence of the candidate’s capacity to conduct a comprehensive and critical analysis of the relevant literature and to carry out substantial fieldwork designed to extend current knowledge. The thesis should make an original and substantial addition to knowledge which will also be relevant to a business, government or not-for-profit organisation, and have the potential to make significant improvement to practices.

The DBA Programme Handbook 2017-18 is available here.  The updated version for 2018-19 will be available shortly.  

View our DBA Welcome Guide 2018-19

View the DBA Lifecycle: 2018-19 Intake

Induction 2018-19: Slides

Introductory Session, delivered by Dr. Matthew Allen

Academic Practice, delivered by Prof. Anne McBride

eProg, delivered by Anusarin Lowe