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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA21)

About the Course

This course is designed to advance the professional development of senior practicing managers and other professionals in the field of business and management. Graduates of this course will be equipped with skills to make a key contribution in their areas of business specialisation. This course focuses on contemporary business administration issues, to develop high-calibre, well-rounded professionals with specialised knowledge and managerial competencies. It is expected that candidates will contribute to the development and synthesis of new knowledge concerning the theory and practice of business administration, and on graduation will be expected to be able to perform as professional managers and management consultants in a variety of international, regional, national and organisational environments; mentors in the practice and research of business administration; leaders in the knowledge and theory of business administration; and role models for the practice of business administration.


Course Structure
The course requires completion of two distinct stages. The first stage is based on Master of Business Administration (MBA) units of Charles Darwin University. Students undertake 80 credit points of core MBA units followed by 40 credit points of an approved dissertation, or 40 credit points from coursework electives.


In the second stage, candidates commence with a comprehensive introduction to various research methodologies. Unit structure of applied learning sequence is: Research Issues, Methods and Analysis, 20 credit points; Management Consulting Report, 20 credit points; Literature review and proposal, 40 credit points and Dissertation, 40 credit points.


A candidate must successfully complete units totaling 240 credit points.


Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek work in executive managerial positions in the public and private sector, management consultancies, management education and development, managerial research.

There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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