Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) - UNICAF University | Educartis

5 years


Course Overview

This Doctorate in Business Administration is aimed at outstanding managers who hold a Master's degree or the equivalent, or who have many years of managerial experience and are looking to enhance their professional practice by combining academic rigour and managerial relevance. Taken online, the goal of this course is to help students contribute to the state of knowledge in their chosen area of study through management research within current and future work settings while developing crucial personal, consultancy, and research skills. 

From large corporations to independent businesses, every organisation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed. Such individuals have the responsibility of establishing and carrying out departmental goals, policies, and procedures, as well as directing and overseeing an organisation's financial and budgetary activities. There's incredible room for growth in this field and a lot of top business executives often get their start working in office administration. If this sounds like the right path for you, then this programme will show you how to leverage and develop your skills to gain a competitive edge in this growing field. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of their chosen area of research. 
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management enquiry
  • Create and interpret knowledge through original research. 
  • Enhance both their performance as a reflective practitioner and their professional practice
  • Develop personal, consultancy and research competences to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level that contributes to theory and practice in business and management.
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Certification obtained

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will significantly enhance a learner's employability in the following fields: 

  • Financial Analyst 
  • Accountant 
  • Business Operations Management 
  • CEO 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria for this PhD Degree are as follows: 

  • Accredited Bachelor Degree
  • Accredited MBA Degree 
  • English Proficiency 

How do I apply?

To apply for this programme, students must submit: 

  • An application form and indicate their preferred course of study
  • A copy of their National ID/Passport 
  • An updated CV
  • One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) 
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) 
  • Research Proposal 

Payment options

  • The school offers instalment plans 
  • You can apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme 

Detailed course information

This PhD programme is taken online and through supported open learning. The course outline is as follows: 

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Current Issues in Management 
  • Leadership 
  • Strategic Management 
  • DBA Dissertation (Part 1) 
  • DBA Dissertation (Part 2) 
  • DBA Dissertation (Part 3) 
  • DBA Dissertation (Part 4)

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