The DBA teaching and learning strategy is based on three stages.
Is for those who do not hold an appropriate Masters level qualification in management. Those who do hold an acceptable Masters degree in a management area may be exempted from this stage and be allowed to proceed directly on to Stage two. The School does not take registrations for Stage one at present.
This stage takes approximately two years part-time or distance learning. Registration for the DBA will be at the start of this stage.
Consists of four taught modules: Research Methods for Management, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, and Critical Evaluation of Published Research. This is followed by the preparation of a Literature Review.
This stage takes about two years of part-time or distance learning work. It consists of the development and submission of a research proposal, delivering a seminar and the submission of a thesis. The research proposal (4,000 words) presents a fully developed subject/question for investigation. The seminar presentation will be based on the work in progress. The thesis will consist of about 65,000 words and an oral defence. Each component of the course has to be completed successfully before embarking onto the next component. The minimum period allowed for completion of the DBA (Stages two and three) in part time or distance learning will be 48 months and the maximum 72 months.
Start dates at regular intervals, depending on student numbers