The Binary DBA is patronized globally by CEO and senior managers from Europe, Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Africa and Central Asia. The programme comprises of two parts
Part 1: 8 Taught modules focused on contemporary issues
Part 2: An applied research thesis of 70,000 word supervised by a professor with industry experience.
Successful completion of the DBA allows the graduate to use the title of “DR”.
Aims & Objectives
The Binary DBA is an applied management programme designed to advance the professional development of practicing managers and professionals from diverse field. This programme helps you develop leading edge thinking by providing you the opportunity to research into intellectually demanding management issues, particularly relevant to your organization or industry
Upon completion of the Binary DBA, you will be able
- To develop a superior level of confidence in your management skills and foster competence in processes of researching
- To cultivate the ability to challenge and critically review findings in current management and business research.
- To understand and apply new management knowledge to complex organizational issues.
- To deepen your knowledge and understanding of complexities linked to contemporary business issues, the connection between them the application to organizational situations
- To increase your awareness of professional practice in leading and managing organizations
Course Structure and Descrption
1 - Research Methodology
The process of literature search and review are addressed, the main techniques for their procurement and generation are explored. The use of quantitative tools and software packages like (SPSS) will be covered. Considerable attention will be given to the linkage of data and integration of objective and subjective inputs. The aim of this unit is to equip participants with a strong foundation to successfully undertake complex qualitative research at a doctorate level using a variety of approaches including case studies, participatory action research, grounded theory, and ethnography.
2 - Transformational Leadership
This module provides students with an in-depth analysis of leadership practices found within various types of organizations. Different theories will be discussed at length to be applied to different organizational scenarios.
3 - Strategic Management In Action
A thorough analysis of strategic management processes, assessment of organizational competencies needed for effective attainment of strategic goals and objectives, at corporate and business levels are examined in this module.
4 - Global Issues in Entrepreneurship
This module seeks to give participants a better understanding of entrepreneurial behavior both locally and internationally. It examines the nature of entrepreneurship, the key steps involved in starting a new business venture, sources of assistance for entrepreneurs, and management of the entrepreneurial business venture within an international context.
5 - International Marketing
With a focus on customer relationship management and e- commerce, this module is designed to help students understand how to assess market potentials and plan marketing strategies from a managerial and a strategic standpoint.
6 - Financial Management
The main objective of this module is to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the current financial theories used in business applications. It enables one to prepare reports for management explaining and evaluation the financial consequences of strategic decisions as well as to assess the impact of the global business environment on national and multinational organizations.
7 - Human Resource Management
A comprehensive assessment of environmental influences on HRM and the linkage between strategic business objectives and HRM activities would be explored. Measuring HRM performance in terms of organizational success and employee well-being would be examined within the national and international context. Sources of legal obligations in recruitment, ethical issues in HR and other activities within HRM context would also be thoroughly reviewed and critically argued.
8 - Management Issues
Through systematic techniques of inquiry and analysis, students get to learn how different types of organizations in different industries compete to remain relevant in today’s complex business world.
The DBA thesis is a program of supervised research study agreed and approved by the supervisor and the Doctoral Committee. The DBA thesis must be around 70,000 words. The purpose of this module is to enable students to know how to carry out an applied research in a particular area of organizational discipline in a systematic manner. The thesis covers literature review, building of theoretical framework, methodology specification, data analysis, and discussion of conclusions and recommendations.
By Choosing to do thematic research rather than disciplined based, you can specialize in a broad range of areas as follows:
- Logistic Management
- Information Technology Management
- Quality Management
- A recognized master degree (MBA, MSc, MA, and MPhil) and a minimum of 5 year work experience.
- Prospective candidates must demonstrate English proficiency with an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
- Those with master in a non-business area e.g. MSc Biology will be required to complete a 1 Semester bridging cours