Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Date: Friday , February 27, 2015
It is a one year/full time or two years Weekend Program. The degree of Doctor of Business Administration is a research doctorate in business administration. The DBA requires coursework and research beyond the masters\' degree that normally results in a dissertation and possible journal publication that contributes to business practice and is equivalent to a PhD in Business Administration. The program tends more towards applied research rather than theoretical research, especially during the thesis writing phase. The portion of the program consists of coursework comparable to that of a PhD. However, the larger part of the program, consisting of independent research and the writing of a thesis, is likely geared towards more applied research in DBA programs, with the research making a direct contribution to business practice. Another way to distinguish is that PhDs aim at the creation of new theory, while DBA aims at applying theory to business problems. Typical entry requirements include MBA or similar masters degrees, or equivalent qualifications in general management, or in a functional field by examination awarded by a professional body. Some universities also ask for significant experience in a managerial or professional supervisory position involving responsibility for strategic issues. The course normally requires a significant thesis, dissertation or final comprehensive project including a formal defense and approval by nominated examiners or an officially sanctioned and qualified doctoral review committee. The degree is conferred when all coursework, testing, and written research are completed and reviewed and approved by the awarding institution. DBA candidates specialize in areas such as management science, technology management, organizational behavior, economics, or finance or other practical fields and Curricula is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.