Part time DBA – Doctor of Business Administration
The University of Northampton’s part time DBA Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Business Administration), is the highest academic qualification professionals can achieve within the management or business sphere. It is equivalent to a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). The DBA is a professional doctorate that promotes career advancement and develops the critical thinking skills and research skills of senior professionals.
The University of Northampton Part-time DBA can be undertaken by professionals who have completed their masters degrees. The DBA candidates are expected to attend 8 workshops within the first 2 years of the programme. These workshops take place over 3 day weekends in the United Arab Emirates.
The DBA Doctorate degree enables professionals to make valuable contributions through innovative application of theory, that will lead to the development of skills to assist in finding solutions to complex problems. The objective being the development of new paradigms for an interrelated, multifaceted business environment that is increasingly volatile.
Benefits of a DBA
The University of Northampton Part time DBA enables senior management and business professionals to participate in advanced research within a multi-professional and integrated learning environment.
It will provide professionals with the opportunity to deepen and advance their knowledge and understanding of research methods and applicable literature, making a contribution to Business and Management theories and practices.
The DBA will also give senior managers the opportunity to:
- Identify key issues by developing critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Enhance the ability to critically evaluate evidence that will lead to accurate decision making.
- Learn to produce research that is both innovative and reliable.
- Improve the manner in which arguments are presented and reinforced.
- Gain the understanding to accurately review ideas or options.
The DBA will pave the way for career advancement as it gives professionals the opportunity to differentiate themselves. This lets highly qualified and experienced individuals gain employment opportunities within senior management or consultancy positions.
- A doctorate is the highest academic qualification that can be achieved.
hold a Masters degree in a business-related subject, completed within the last ten years
have a minimum of five years’ work experience, at least some of which should be at a senior level
be employed in a leadership/management role capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes
All applicants will be interviewed, either via Skype, telephone or face-to-face, before an offer can be made.
Developing Leadership in Business Research
This module will develop skills in the translation of research into practice through the review of research culture, research opportunities, and investigation of issues associated with the leadership and management of research and research teams. Students will examine potential barriers to the development of a research-based work environment in business including those at organizational, strategic, inter- and intrapersonal levels. Students will then explore mechanisms for overcoming such hurdles and develop innovative research leadership strategies appropriate for their own working environments across blended interests of public, private, third or community sectors within a corporate citizenship paradigm.
Principles of Research
This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the principles of research which underpin investigations in a variety of applied settings. Students will critically examine the various ontological and epistemological approaches to knowledge within their discipline and develop a critical awareness of the ethical dilemmas.
Quantitative Data Analysis
This module aims to develop skills in quantitative data analysis to an advanced level. Students will have the opportunity to develop operational familiarity with a wide range of data management and analytic techniques which are commonly in use in professional research. They will explore how these techniques may be applied in practice by interrogating established research data sets. By the end of the module students will be conversant with a broad range of tools which may be considered for use in the doctoral thesis.
Qualitative Data Analysis
In recent years, the application of qualitative approaches to both research and evaluation within the professional arena has been steadily gathering momentum. Some would argue that such techniques can help bridge the gap between scientific evidence and professional work-based practice by enabling researchers to gather ‘richer’ descriptive data which provides valuable insights into the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences of a range of stakeholders. By the end of the module, students may be conversant with a broad range of tools and techniques associated with qualitative methodological approaches, and their philosophical underpinnings, which will then be considered for use in the doctoral thesis.
Reflecting on Business Practice
This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire appropriate evidence and to critically reflect upon existing practice and their own experiences within a professional context. Students are required to identify an appropriate topic aligned to their professional area and explore the appropriateness of current practice by designing, carrying out and analyzing an appropriate audit or evaluation with a clear reference to the contextual research literature. This may include examination of an issue related to business management or organisational related training or education. Students should reflect on their findings and make evidence-based recommendations for the improvement of practice environments across blended areas of public, private, third and community sectors within a corporate citizenship paradigm.
The Research Proposal
This module aims to draw together the knowledge and skills provided in the preceding modules so that students can define an original work-based research project with clear aims and research philosophical underpinning. Students will be expected to translate this into a research proposal and plan that covers methodology and methods and ethical considerations, and knowledge and skills to an opportunity to explore the principles of research which underpin investigations in a variety of applied settings.
Professional Research Project
The thesis element of a professional doctorate programme provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate high level research skills in a written thesis and defend those at an oral examination.
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- Course Fee US $38,000
- Stafford Grant US $8,100
- Monthly Fee US $650
- VAT If applicable
- Start Date Nov 2020
- Application Deadline 30 Sept 2020
- Duration 48 months
- Study Mode Part Time
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