Executive DBA Program (Generalist)

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Executive DBA Program (Generalist)


About this course

This program has the following structure/outline –

Program Name/Title Executive DBA Program (Doctor of Business Administration)
Program Level Doctoral Level (UK QAA/Ofqual Level 8)
Who will benefit from attending? This program is designed for –

·        Senior managers and executives wishing to progress their Masters’ qualification to Doctoral level by incorporating suitably contextualized research into cutting edge techniques for the effective management of strategy, finance, people, divisions, functions and/or operational processes within an organization.

·        Business leaders and managers who wish to develop high-grade managerial knowledge informed by modern theoretical frameworks and contemporary work-based research.


Program Aims and Learning Outcomes  

On completion of the Executive DBA program, candidates will be expected to have achieved the following program learning outcomes within appropriate senior management contexts –


Knowledge & Understanding:

Successful students will be able to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of:


·        The creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and to merit publication.

·        A substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of business professional practice.

·        Conceptualisation, design and implementation of research project for the generation of new knowledge, that has applications or understandings at the forefront of the discipline, and to be able to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen circumstances.

·        Methodological processes including approaches, tools, techniques, philosophies and ethical considerations for research.


Cognitive, Intellectual or Thinking Skills:

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:


·        Think critically about contemporary issues relating to business theories, concepts and practices to produce innovative solutions and create new knowledge

·        Engender an intellectual inquisitiveness and develop qualities of initiative, innovation and creativity

·        Synthesise and justifying appropriate methodological processes evaluating and overcoming challenges presented

·        Be flexible and use initiative, in developing effective solutions to unforeseen problems



Practical, Professional or Subject-specific Skills:

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:


·        Expound complex information in specialist fields and be able to justify and to draw conclusions from research in a clear, structured and professional manner.

·        Undertake pure and/or applied research and development at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches.

·        Engage in professional practice, responding to ethical, legal, and health and safety requirements, demonstrating flexibility and resilience

·        Support and collaborate with fellow researchers within the global business environment



Transferable, Key or Personal Skills:

On completion of the programme successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:


·        Apply transferable business knowledge and skills in order to contribute to organisational objectives in rapidly changing business environments

·        Communicate, and defend complex ideas and outcomes clearly to diverse audiences

·        Independently plan, manage and deliver a substantial and original piece of research

·        Determine and reflect on academic and professional goals and adapt to changes in the business environment

·        Use interpersonal skills effectively, including listening, influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution

·        Clearly communicate complex ideas verbally and in writing, and to construct coherent arguments using language appropriate to their programme of study



Distinctive Features of the DBA Programme

·        The DBA programme provides structured but flexible delivery, formal and informal learning with a series of workshops to help develop knowledge including combination of blended learning approaches, enriched with new emerging technologies, which fits around participants’ personal and professional demanding commitments

·        The Doctorate in Business Administration has been designed specifically for practising business managers and professionals with a view to becoming skilled researchers in their professional practice settings.

·        The Doctorate in Business Administration provides business professionals with the opportunity to research a relevant business issue and make a significant contribution to the way business is conducted in the global environment, also enabling them to respond operationally and strategically to the demands of, and function effectively within, a wide range of business environments.

·        The programme is enriched with contemporary business issues of national and international importance, through the taught modules.

·        Supervisors, module tutors and moderators are themselves experienced practitioners in a variety of business and management areas and engaged in the drive to raise the quality of research and practice.


Program Structure Program Structure (360 credits at HE Level 8)


Year: 1   Trimester: 1
Unit No: Unit Code Unit Title Credit Value GLH

Unit 8.1


DBA 810


Practices of Inquiry






Unit 8.2


DBA 820


Research Methodologies







Year: 1   Trimester: 2
Unit No: Unit Code Unit Title Credit Value GLH

Unit 8.3


DBA 830


Policy and Practice in Business






Unit 8.4


DBA 840


Pilot Research Project







Year: 1   Trimester: 3 onwards (Approx two years of research-based work)
Unit No: Unit Code Unit Title Credit Value GLH

Unit 8.5


DBA 850


Doctoral Thesis







Course Scheduling & Price Information
MBA Trimesters Fall Trimester                    – September to December (15 weeks)

Spring Trimester              – January to May (15 weeks)

Summer Trimester          – May to September (15 weeks)


Program Duration 3 – 4 years


Admission Requirements To qualify for admission on to the Executive DBA Program, the candidate should:


·        Hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject plus professional work experience at a senior level of responsibility


For the latter condition they should –


·        Have been employed in a managerial capacity within an organization for a period of at least 5 years from their date of Bachelors/Higher Degree Graduation.


And they will additionally –


·        Be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of relevant professional work.


Application Fees Relevant admissions application fees are indicated on the website – typically GBP 150 – 160.  Candidates should apply online, uploading copies of required credentials and degree transcripts, using the web portal for the institution.


Program Fees We provide generous fees discounts, instalment payment plans, bursaries and scholarships for the program.


For current program fees please contact – admissions@embt-college.org



Course Delivery Approach

The taught courses for the first part of the DBA program are delivered primarily via instructor-led sessions, with experienced instructors.  Some modules may be delivered in a hybrid (face-to-face and online) format, by UK and local teaching staff. Sessions will be fully subject-immersive and will include role-playing and use of CBT tools to augment delivery.


Assessment & Certification

Assessment of academic performance will be through candidate-completed assignments, portfolios of work and a capstone DBA thesis.  The final program outcome is a United Kingdom QAA-University-awarded DBA Degree.




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