Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
DBA Degree

DBA Research Themes

A DBA study must add new knowledge to the existing body of knowledge within a sector. 

The Business School currently specializes in the following research areas:

  • Leadership, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Small-Enterprise Development and Marketing;
  • Business Strategy;
  • Maritime Studies, Operations and Supply Chain Management;
  • Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Sustainability; and
  • Strategic ICT, Artificial Intelligence and Future Studies.


Individuals interested in pursuing a DBA must showcase in their proposal that they’ve thoroughly researched the knowledge ‘gaps’ and that their study will indeed contribute to the existing sector knowledge.