DBA thesis structure | Doctor of Business Administration


DBA program (Doctor of Business Administration) has been created for managers, more broadly, for upper-level professional employees, and guides you to embark on careers as applied researchers, consultants, and senior corporate roles. The Doctor of Business Administration / DBA fast-track programme provides an excellent opportunity for applicants with the Qualifi level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification to gain a further higher university Qualification to enhance their career prospects. This program acknowledges as an equivalent to a PhD in Business Administration. DBA candidates may specialise in areas such as management science, technology management, organisational behaviour, coaching/mentoring, economics, or finance or other practical fields. DBA is a program that can show compatibility with requirements of the modern business world. At this level, students equipped with the full knowledge can cope with new theory themselves, manage a big team and teach young professionals on how to better their tasks. This method of study educates the candidates business against a background of cultural differences as manifested in the world business industry.

Once the student accomplishes Qualifi- Level-8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership program with SBL, the student is transferred to the Open University of Switzerland for this program through the awarding body QUALIFI, since they maintain a direct articulation agreement with the Open University of Switzerland for the Doctor of Business Administration.

Please visit the link for more details http://qualifi.net/dba-top-up-faqs/.

After completion of the Thesis, students will receive a Doctor of Business Administration jointly awarded by:

  • Open University of Switzerland
  • University of DąbrowaGórnicza
  • Taras National University

The Open University of Switzerland is recognised and accredited by European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS), Certified by the Swiss EduQua-the Swiss national quality label for education, European Council for Distance Learning (EUCDL) and Premier Accredited University by Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASIC UK.

The University of DąbrowaGórnicza’ is a state recognized University, located in DąbrowaGórniczain, Poland. University excels in the ranking of the best universities for several years.

Taras Shevchenko University is a State University. Officially recognised and located in the capital of Ukraine. KNU is ranked within top 500 Universities in the world founded in 1834.


QUALIFI, recognised by Ofqual awarding organisation has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Leadership, Hospitality & Catering, Health and Social Care, Enterprise and Management, Process Outsourcing and Public Services. QUALIFI has been recognised by the Qualifications in Wales (QiW) and the CCEA (in full).They are liable for awarding organisations and thereby ensuring quality assurance in Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Develop and practice innovative research methods.
  • Earn the highest quality of education.
  • Achieve the expertise to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Become a successful doctoral researcher and educator.
  • Prepare to make an impact in policy and practice.
  • Learn strategies to facilitate more effective and, adaptable organizations creating positive changes.
  • Become a more innovative leader in your field.

The following Qualifications are allowed to get direct entry onto the Thesis Level:

  • Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (601/5362/3).

For students who have already completed a Qualifi Level 8 Diploma at an accredited Qualifi centre, the centre will assist with the application. Students can apply also through their accredited centre direct to Qualifi.

Applicants are allowed to complete the DBA within 1 year of registration. The Fast Track Scheme comprises of undertaking a Thesis within the rules and regulations set by the University accreditation requirements.

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

During this process the student will be acquainted with the theoretical and practical bases of academic research by formulating hypotheses, research questions and their analyses and implementation, expanding business theory and terminology, as well as increasing communication skills and understanding ethical standards for scientific research. The theoretical and practical knowledge gathered in the course of the research process enhanced by the acquisition of core courses learning outcomes will add a high value to professional work performance and academic-related skills and abilities that guarantees the ability to handle business-related issues scientifically.

The word count required for single Doctorate has to be between 5000 and 8000 words for every 10 credits (for 120 Credits means the thesis should be 60,000 – 96,000 words). However, if students (up to three) want to make a shared project, then the word count should be from 7000 to 11000 words. The standard followed for the thesis will be identical to the referencing style of Harvard. There are numerous documents for the supervisor/students to study is provided to them, e.g. (Thesis Module Structure, Ethical Issues, How to write doctorate thesis, Thesis regulations, Informed Consent Form, Thesis Review Form, Harvard Referencing System etc.).

Learners will be assigned to a personal tutor for the Thesis who will offer support throughout the process.

Yes, this is an option, but at the student’s expense.

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