Doctorate of Business Administration

Provided online via distance learning
Program Overview

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.

Tuition and Financing Options

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