Programmes

DBL programme information

Doctor of Business Leadership Curriculum

The curriculum comprises a proposal followed by a thesis as per the prescribed timetable on an approved topic. The students must present their research stages at the following colloquia:

i.  Approved research proposal and extensive literature review
ii.  Research methodology
iii.  Research results (findings)

Satisfactory progress must be demonstrated at the colloquia to ensure re-registration for each academic year.

DBL Colloquia

Colloquia are held each month with the exception of January and December, every year to provide open discussion of a candidate’s presentations on his/her research progress. It is strongly recommended that all registered doctoral candidates attend these colloquia since they provide opportunities for constructive interaction between academics and candidates.

STAGE 1: Research proposal module (24 Credits)

After registration, candidates must attend a week long compulsory research proposal workshop. The dates for the workshop will be communicated. The outcomee of the proposal is an acceptable Doctoral proposal within one year, submitted for examination latest mid-November.

STAGE 2: Full thesis module and colloquia (336 Credits)

This includes compulsory presentations at three colloquia and the writing of a thesis.

  • First colloquium: Approved research proposal and extensive literature overview
  • Second colloquium: Research methodology
  • Third colloquium: Presentation of the research results, which entails the successful defence of the final results

Completion of Degree

Candidates will have a minimum of two years and a maximum of six years in which to complete the DBL degree successfully.

The curriculum comprises a proposal followed by a thesis as per the prescribed timetable on an approved topic. The students must attend at least four colloquia to submit reports on the following:

  1. Research proposal idea
  2. Approved research proposal and extensive literature review
  3. Research methodology
  4. Research results (findings)

Satisfactory progress must be demonstrated at the colloquia to ensure re-registration.

Last modified: 2018/09/05