Doctorate of Business Administration

Provided online via distance learning
Program Overview

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program exposes the learner to cutting
edge business and management concepts and theory as they apply these to real-world
business problems. The students enhance their analytical and critical thinking skills
while contributing to the body of professional business knowledge through their own
research project (i.e., the dissertation).

Our DBA balances the rigor of academic research, with the practical focus of working professionals.
Dissertation topics are applied in nature, i.e., the student will focus their research to solving
real issues confronting their organization.

This program is designed for individuals with significant business experience who strive
to increase their stature in the business community, either through the pursuit of executive
leadership positions or applied business research employments. Certain academic career
options are also open.

Program Objectives
  • Providing relevant business knowledge and advanced tools for critical assessment
    and application to experienced business professionals.
  • Offering opportunities for significant personal development. In the duration of the
    program, participants will be able to achieve increased professional efficiency.
  • Providing relevant opportunities to examine and study epistemologies and methodologies
    in the field of management and business research.
  • Encouraging and helping professionals to perform substantial focused research on
    a consistent basis so as to create fresh knowledge that can be easily applied in
    their specific field.
  • Providing opportunities to research associates for integrating theoretical knowledge
    and practical application by performing research that produces fruitful results for
    professionals in business management and related fields.
Program Requirements

SMC focuses on helping you become an exceptional leader in your profession. This means
that every course we offer is designed with enterprise, leadership, and your success in mind.

  • A completed online application.
  • Copy of your Transcript of your recognized Master degree. If the transcript is not in English it must be translated by a certified translation service.
  • Copy of your Master degree certificate showing the date of graduation .
  • Proof of English proficiency. Not needed for native speakers, or applicants who previously attended  an English-speaking institution or working environment.
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience in an executive/ leadership/ managerial position
Course Outline & Sequence