University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Business Administration (Research)

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Course summary

The DBA at the University of South Wales is a professional doctorate programme specifically designed for senior managers and other professionals in private, public and non-profit organisations. You will develop a high level of independent and critical thinking, contributing cutting-edge knowledge through research in your field. The DBA is ideal for ambitious managers who want to build on their already extensive and individual achievements, and who wish to engage in critical management thinking in a multidisciplinary and supportive environment. You will attend regular, intensive study workshops that enable you to budget your time and focus your research effectively. You will be supported throughout the DBA course by a network of like-minded students, as well as a high level of support from the teaching team and research supervisors. A specialist DBA in Public Service Management is also available for professionals working in third and public sector organisations, seeking to develop a thesis in this field of study.

Modules

Module One: Developing the Doctoral Research Project Module Two: The Theoretical and Practical Context for Doctoral Research Module Three: The Methodological Framework and Methods for Data Collection Module Four: Analysing, Interpreting and Reflecting on Findings Module Five: The Nature of the Contribution to Knowledge and Professional Practice


Entry requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) normally requires a Masters degree from a recognised academic institution. In addition, all applicants are required to provide evidence of significant professional or managerial experience. All applicants must be able to access organisations to conduct their research. This will normally be your employing organisation but may include others. Access to support for the research study is essential in terms of initial selection and for the duration of the programme. You are required to provide a detailed doctoral research proposal prior to the acceptance stage. All applications will be considered by the University’s Research Applications Panel. Once your research proposal has been submitted and approved, you will be subject to a formal interview; this may be a panel interview. International candidates whose first language is not English should have been taught and assessed in English and be able to evidence English fluency to TOEFL 570 or IELTS 6.5 or higher.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Business Administration at University of South Wales - UCAS