Doctor of Business Administration

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Overview

Reaching executive management positions is challenging, particularly in today's increasingly competitive business environments. You need to be sufficiently equipped with proven superior skills and high-level leadership capabilities to succeed.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) through the University of Newcastle offers a more advanced postgraduate experience, beyond the Master of Business Administration, for professionals aiming to significantly extend their business capabilities and enhance the superiority of their career opportunities.

The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in executive management roles.

The University’s advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere so that you can balance your work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited DBA at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the DBA is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a challenge to achieve a point of difference that gives your career the edge? Business professionals are finding it increasingly competitive to leverage their careers to the next level. Achieving a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in executive management positions.

The DBA focuses on developing a superior understanding and skills in business marketing, organisational behaviour, finance, strategic and project management to a more comprehensive level than the Master of Business Administration. The program combines coursework and research studies, to develop a greater understanding of business leadership and practice. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the knowledge to significantly advance your business.

With a strategically derived focus on business management capabilities via an integrated online learning platform, the University of Newcastle’s DBA will leverage your career potential, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business - key to business success in both the public and private sectors.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.

Study

A Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program, predominantly coursework focused, with a research component in your third year. The DBA will challenge your approach to leadership, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities.

The DBA will deepen your knowledge in additional areas, beyond that achieved from a Master of Business Administration. You will focus on developing your business oriented research skills to a high-level, providing existing business professionals with a comprehensive technical and intellectual tools for identifying, understanding and resolving business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

Today, businesses require managers or senior employees to be flexible and able to adapt and implement organisational and technological change with enhanced problem solving skills for seamless business integration. You will develop a highly advanced understanding and application of accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. You will understand and apply a well-established theoretical management framework and practical business skills which are transferable to all areas of business - including the ability to manage senior teams, write, present and manage your time.

To find out more about where the DBA can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.

 

Careers

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an internationally recognised and prestigious qualification known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and improving your employability. With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and research studies, you will have a new found awareness of company culture, people, management and leadership.

The theory and business management principles you have acquired through the DBA will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your business value, opening up opportunities to fast-track to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in executive management roles.

With a DBA you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career, change career paths or promote your own business, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve them with a DBA.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the DBA, visit the ‘details’ tab.

 

 

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