Aims and Features
A major aim of the PolyU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is to educate senior executives to be the "scholar-leaders", who are able to apply research findings in solving real-world management problems. The PolyU DBA has been designed to integrate academic study and management practice in a way which will form a significant part of an individual’s business career.
The educational objectives that frame the programme are:
• Broadening, updating, and deepening students’ knowledge of business administration in general;
• Acquiring an in-depth knowledge of specialised areas; and
• Sharpening students’ ability to conduct original applied research in business administration.
Mode and Duration
PolyU DBA is a part-time, credit-based programme. Students are required to complete 51 credits including 8 taught subjects (a total of 24 credits), 2 DBA Residentials (a total of 3 credits) and a DBA Thesis (a total of 24 credits).
The normal duration of PolyU DBA study is 3 years with a maximum duration of 6 years.
There is a possible exit award of Master of Science in Management Research Studies for students who have completed the 8 taught subjects, 2 DBA Residentials, and passed DBA Thesis I (thesis proposal presentation) (a total of 35 credits).
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