Research themes


A DBA Coursework (ProDBA) or DBA Research (DBAR) 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) or DBA Research (DBAR) 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.