Doctor of Business Administration

Course Structure

4-5 years part-time

Your research training will include ten three-day workshops at The Shard delivered by leading WBS faculty. Workshops integrate content, theory, design and research methods, through a review of relevant literature.

  • Year 1: 5 workshops and supervision
  • Year 2: 5 workshops and supervision
  • Year 3: supervision
  • Year 4: supervision

Workshops are themed on: behavioural design; cognition in organisations; strategic management; organisational design; international management; leadership and strategic talent management; innovation and technology management; strategic entrepreneurship; leading for change and organisational development; and strategy implementation.

Your training will give you access to cutting-edge academic knowledge and design science tools to develop solutions to challenges you face in your organisation and industry.

The DBA focuses on critical analysis of three broad arenas of scholarship: strategy, organization, and people, as well as the areas in which these fields overlap.

You will ultimately produce a portfolio of work that presents evidence for a thorough situation analysis, systematic literature review, synthesis of extant knowledge, problem description, solution design, and implementation evaluation. Your portfolio may also include publication in scholarly and/or practice oriented outlets. The requirement for the award of the degree will be to demonstrate innovation in the application of knowledge and in doing so, its extension to the analysis of novel problems in business and management contexts.

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