Doctorate in International Management
DBA in International Management
You will be encouraged to draw upon your current practice and work contexts to explore business theories deeper, whilst gaining a doctorate degree. The program is structured by both taught and independent elements in which you will work with fellow DBA students and professionally active faculty members to share and inspire one another with your respective ranges of personal experiences.
- Stage 1 – Preliminary acceptance
The first stage is the approval of the applicant’s dossier whereby the following documents MUST be submitted (see DBA Admissions Requirements) The candidate, if the pre-review successful is positive, will continue through to the stage 2.
- Stage 2 – Submission of the Pre-Thesis report
Following approval of the dossier, the Pre-Thesis stage 2 then lasts for 2 semesters. During this period, the candidate is closely monitored but the work remains predominantly independent and must submit a pre-Thesis of a minimum of 20 pages. There is a thorough review by the academic committee and a decision is taken whether the candidate is eligible to continue.
At this point, the committee MUST ensure that the student who wishes to undertake the DBA Thesis has:
– A clear and precise title with the objective of solving a current dilemma.
– A topic involving a problem that needs in depth analysis and further research.
– Brief list of literature and books.
– Knowledge of outlining a bibliography.
- Stage 3 – Full Doctoral Thesis
Following completion of the Pre-Thesis, the candidate will be eligible to continue through to stage 2 for full implementation of the Doctorate program which requires 3 full publishable articles of a minimum of 20 pages or 200 pages thesis.
This stage will be a further minimum 2-3 years on average.
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