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The doctoral program is designed for both part-time and full-time DBA participants. Those who apply themselves should be able to complete the required coursework within three years. DBA participants must complete the program within five years after beginning their doctoral coursework. However, in extenuating circumstances, DBA participants may apply for an extension of up to one year to complete the program. After six years in the program, DBA participants must reapply if they have not completed all the requirements for graduation.
DBA & PhD
Participants for the DBA degree must complete a minimum of 52 credits, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. It is required that all participants attend the earliest scheduled seminar in the advanced study of business administration.
Every DBA candidate must prepare and present a dissertation. The requirement for a DBA dissertation is 40,000 words. DBA dissertations may be undertaken within any of the functional areas of an organization, e.g. information systems, marketing, accounting, and organization behavior but is not restricted to those areas e.g. there are emerging areas for research, which offer exciting possibilities, including small business management and family businesses.
Framework (six subjects from the following list)
Advanced Manag. Economics
Strat. and Entrepreneurship
Money, Credit, Capital Markets
Management of Government
Advanced Operations Mgmt.
Strategic Issues in Marketing
Applied IT and E-business
Issues in Business and Politics
Cross Cultural Management
Strategies of Technology
Quant. Meth. Decision Making
Research Foundations and Research Methodology
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