The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is provided in a synchronous cohort mode and follows a distinct calendar with several intakes per year (calendar and dates are available on request). The curriculum 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.
The program is structured as a flexible distance learning program, which can be followed either part-time or full-time, targeted at working professionals. It is conducted entirely online in a cohort mode. Regular online-meetings are held in the evenings to align with the work schedules of our participants. Physical attendance is not required.
The minimum duration as mentioned in the Key Facts reflects a full-time study approach. Full-time is defined in such way, that students follow all courses in the given sequence as per the ongoing calendar. Each new course starts every two months, except July (Summer Break). Students choose to follow the program part-time and skip a course or courses in order to align with their personal and professional commitments. Part-time students will subsequently pursue skipped courses once offered on the calendar.
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Program Name: Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
Program Category: Higher Education Program
Program Level: EQF / MQF Level 8
Total ECTS Credits: 180
Total Program Learning Hours: 4500
Total Learning Hours per Module: 175
Language of Instruction: English
Mode of Instruction: Online via Distance Learning
Mode of Teaching: Lectures, workshop, placement, asynchronous forums, VLE, etc.
Mode of Assessment: Examination, assignment, project, blog, etc
Live Online Classes: yes
Physical Presence: no
Degree Awarding Body: SMC Education Group
Accreditation & License: Accredited by MFHEA
License Number: 2019-014