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DBA Degree

DBA Research Themes

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

The research themes our promoters specialise in are:

• 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

• 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.