Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
DBA Degree

DBA Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirement for the DBA is as follows:

1. Phase 1: an MBA (MBL or a Masters completed in a Business Faculty also acceptable) from an accredited higher education institution with an overall average pass mark of 60% for the MBA (excluding the mini-thesis mark) as prerequisite. Submissions not complying with these requirements will not be considered. Candidates who have not done a treatise/mini-dissertation/research project as part of their Master’s degree will not be considered for the DBA programme.

2. Phase 2: Successful completion of the Doctoral Preparation Short Learning Programme (DP-SLP).

PLEASE NOTE: Only applicants who meet the Phase 1 requirements will be invited to participate in Phase 2 of the application process.

Duration:
The duration of the degree is a minimum two years and maximum of six years. Please note this excludes the time spent completing the Doctoral Preparation Short Learning Programme (DP-SLP).

 

Application Deadlines

For registration in January 2021:

DBA Application Due: 1 June 2020 (COB)

 

For registration in January 2022:

DBA Application Due: 31 October 2020 (COB)

 

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Only applicants who meet the School’s minimum requirements will be invited to attend the Doctoral Preparation Short Learning Programme (DP-SLP).

2. We can only accommodate 30 students per DP-SLP.

3. Only applicants who successfully defend their study and proposal will be accepted onto the DBA programme.

 

Please CLICK HERE to see the DP-SLP section for an overview of the requirements and dates.