About the DBA Programme

Many now hold to the proposition that the DBA is to the 21st century what the DBA was to the latter half of the 20th century. Without engaging in that debate it is certainly the case that work environments face challenges without historical precedent. Business and government leaders everywhere are confronted by novel situations for which past theories, practices and strategies do not seem to provide the answers. Change continues to accelerate and the impacts of globalisation, at once profound and subtle, affect all institutions and organisations. No longer can leaders be contented simply to apply knowledge, they must lead the generation of knowledge in their own organisations that informs practice and policy peculiar to their circumstances. In other words, business leaders today must be able to lead the conduct of work related research. This DBA is designed to equip candidates with this capability. The SBS International Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers an option for organisations and individuals looking to improve their business performance through the development of a superior capacity to investigate and resolve organisationally based, while designing and carrying out original research. It equips senior managers with the skills to apply current research methodology to issues of corporate concern and enhances candidates’ research and consultancy skills. The DBA degree program is designed to meet the special requirements of working academic and business professionals who have the motivation to expand their knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of modern organizations. The program is designed to serve the needs of capable students, regardless of their concentration. Doctoral studies are designed to permit busy professionals to balance the demands of career and family. Students meet the program’s requirements by completing courses, during weekends, and online work.


  • Social Impact Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Educational Management
  • Accounting


  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Educational Management
  • Human Resource Management

Duration of Programme 

The DBA programme is operated on a distance learning basis and runs for a 4 Years

Completion Requirements

  • 60 semester credits
  • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core business courses (15 sem. cr.)
  • Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
  • Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Assessment of Students

  1. Attainment Levels

In the DBA programme, assessment of student’s achievement shall be based on:

  • Examinations
  • Seminars
  • Assignments
  • Group project works
  • DBA Dissertation/Thesis

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