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Doctorate in Business Administration

About the Programme

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is academically equivalent to the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and prepares candidates to provide significant, research based, original contributions to management practice. It consists of a menu of business studies and methodological courses, two major  seminars drawn from a pool of complementary fields of study. It culminates in a public defense of a 50,000-word dissertation.

The DBA is a four-year programme delivered by a diverse team of senior academics drawn from the UWI community, overseas scholars as well as senior private and public sector practitioners at doctoral level of their qualifications and experience.

This programme aims to develop a cadre of highly trained Caribbean business leaders through rigorous management, research and application of theory to practical activities so as to enhance the competitive capacity of firms within the Region. It will facilitate the further development of the Region and will encourage critical research in all areas of management.

The programme is delivered in a blended learning modality using contemporary technological resources.

Duration

The minimum period for the DBA is 4 years of full-time study. The maximum time a student has to complete the programme is 7 years.

Programme Structure

Candidates are required to complete a total of ten courses (8 core and 2 electives).  Each course will run for a minimum of 2 weeks and will be assessed through:

·       individual participation; 

·       research paper and/ or 

·       examination.

Research papers are due (2) two months after the end of the course

Core Courses

1.      Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-Making

2.     Global Management Trends 

3.     Epistemology for Management Sciences

4.     Statistics Multivariate Analysis

5.     Finance

6.     Strategic Dynamics

7.     Strategic Use of Information and Communication Technology

8.     Econometrics for Managers

    In addition candidates will choose 2 electives from the following thematic areas:

    TWO ELECTIVES COURSES CHOSEN FROM A LIST OF TOPICAL BUSINESS COURSES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    Labour and Employment Relations
    Comparative Labour Relations
    Labour and Employment Law
    Labour Economics
    Workplace Negotiation and Conflict Management 

    Organization Development
    Psychology of Motivation and; Group Behaviour
    Psychological Measurement, Testing Assessment
    Performance Management
    Complex Organizations and Change

    Policy, Governance and Management
    Collaborative and Network Governance
    Public Budgeting policy and; Development Performance Outcomes
    International Public Policy
    Harmonization of Sectoral and Regional Policy

    Human Resource Management
    Human Capital Development
    Knowledge management
    Cross-cultural Management
    Workplace Negotiation and Conflict Management

    Candidates may opt to pursue Seminars, Courses or a combination thereof, pending availability. Where applicable, electives may be drawn from existing courses that are offered by the departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    Entry Requirements 

    All entry requirements for the Doctorate in Business Administration can be found here Admission & Fees

    Programme Cost

    USD $20,000.00

     

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