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DBA in General Management

Program Overview

The Doctorate of Business Administration program is designed to target graduates who want to enhance their  professional practice in managerial relevant contexts.

The goal of DBA is to get students to be prepared to enjoy confidence and ability to understand, comprehend and carry out relevant research related to problems faced by business organizations, to become motivated, independent, knowledgeable enough for ceasing senior positions in international organizations.

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the context, the functions they are expected to perform, the roles they are expected to play and the contributions they are expected to make as researchers and scholars with high moral values and integrity.
  • Apply the knowledge they gained ¬†in carrying out a systematic and a proper academic and applied research. This is demonstrated by systematic comprehension and profound knowledge of the discipline and the acquisition of research methods related to the field of study.
  • Become researchers who are;
  1. Able to carry out independent research that demonstrates scholarly understanding of the process of defining research problems, designs and adoption of appropriate and relevant methodologies relevant to a specific research situation.
  2. Critical in their thinking, measured in their approach and scholarly in their analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  3. Creative, resourceful, able to work with peers, scholarly communities and society at large in their field of expertise.
  4. Able to communicate effectively and prepare scholarly papers.
  5. Responding to their operating environment, the ethical issues involved and to the factors that can enhance the effectiveness of their work as researchers
  6. Responsible, ethical and committed to the promotion of good behavior and deeds that meet professional standard and organizational demands and societal expectations.
Program Structure

The program gives students a total of 62 credits to be completed in either 24 months of full time study or in 3 years of part time study.

The program consists of 10 Professional Modules in addition to a Final Dissertation.

Course Modules

Organizational Leadership

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, elaborate on the subject matter and discuss the application for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of organizational and leadership theories and approaches in research.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out organizational and leadership research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Managerial Economics

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, elaborate on the subject matter and discuss the application for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of economic theories and approaches in research.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out Economic-based business research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Advanced Accounting

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, discuss the usage and carry out basic computational exercise for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of theories and approaches in the research of accounting and finance issues.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique carry out an accounting or finance research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Strategic Marketing

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, discuss the application and elaborate on the subject matter for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of theories and approaches in the research of strategic marketing issues.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out marketing research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Advanced Statistics

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, discuss the usage and carry out basic computational exercise for each of the statistical tools/ topics covered to analyze the data for research purposes.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of each model/ tools discussed for different types of data collected.
  • Adopt and use relevant statistical tools, compute and analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
International Business

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, elaborate on the subject matter and discuss the application for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of theories and approaches in the research of international business issues.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out International Business research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Business Strategy and Policy

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, elaborate on the subject matter and discuss the application for each of the topics covered.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of theories and approaches in the research of strategic management issues.
  • Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out strategic management research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Multivariate Analysis

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, discuss the usage and carry out basic computational exercise for each of the technique/ topics covered to analyze the data for research purposes.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of each technique / tools discussed for different types of data collected.
  • Adopt and use relevant technique, compute and analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Research Philosophy

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale, discuss the justifications and elaborate on the appropriateness of the basis in doing scholarly research.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the application of a specific research approaches and adoption of specific paradigms of research.
  • Adopt and use relevant methodologies in the design of research, analysis of data, evaluation and synthesis the results and in explaining the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Research Methodology

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the rational, discuss the process and elaborate on the choice of tools and procedures adopted in carrying out a scholarly business and/or management related research.
  • Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of each technique discussed in the design of research.
  • Adopt and use relevant technique, compute and analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.