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DBA Degree

DBA Research Themes

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Applications for 2024 will commence in May 2023.


A DBA Coursework (ProDBA) 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, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Small-Enterprise Development and Marketing;
  • Business Strategy, International Business, Business in Society and General Management;
  • Maritime Studies, Operations and Supply Chain Management;
  • Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Sustainability; and
  • Strategic ICT and Data Science.

Individuals interested in pursuing a DBA Coursework (ProDBA) 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.