Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)

University of Southern Queensland
Length: 5 years
Study pace: Part time
Education level: Doctorate / PhD
Location: Online / distance learning
Language: English

Description of Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)

The focus of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Southern Queensland in Queensland, Australia is to provide a high-level, vocationally-oriented program that gives students who are already business professionals sufficient theoretical and empirical understanding to enable them to identify and resolve business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

The focus of the Doctor of Business Administration is to provide a high-level program that gives students who are already business professionals sufficient theoretical and empirical understanding to enable them to identify and resolve business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Business Administration education program students are able to:

  • apply relevant theoretical knowledge to contemporary business problems
  • critique contemporary organisational practice in the light of relevant theory
  • explain the principles of, and apply, a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods frequently used in business research
  • determine and apply appropriate research methods to business management problems
  • critically evaluate business research studies in order to assess their quality and applicability in improving the effective handling of business management problems
  • acquire and utilise knowledge of behavioural, policy and strategic issues to improve the effectiveness of their own organisations
  • identify, analyse and evaluate internal and external environmental influences on organisations in order to develop strategic plans for the management of change and development
  • demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills relevant to business
  • link the educational experience directly with their own workplace experience

Admission requirements

Candidates applying for entry into the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Southern Queensland in Queensland, Australia must meet each of the following entry criteria to the satisfaction of the DBA research program coordinator:

  • a coursework Masters degree or equivalent level from a recognised institution
  • five years full-time equivalent work experience, including at least two years full-time equivalent work experience in a managerial position, as determined by the DBA research program coordinator
  • submission of a satisfactory preliminary research proposal, as determined by the Higher Degrees Review and Admissions Committee.

Notes: Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration is dependent upon the Faculty's capacity to supervise the proposed dissertation. Prospective candidates should consult with the DBA research program coordinator before preparing their preliminary dissertation proposals. Research concentrations within the Faculty of Business are updated periodically. The current list is available at http://www.usq.edu.au/business/schools/usqagsb/default.htm.

Candidates for admission to the Doctor of Business Administration must meet the University's English language proficiency requirements for postgraduate students. Please refer to Academic Regulation 5.4 of the University Calendar.

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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