Project Description

Doctor of Business Administration (12DBAD)

The objectives of the course are to provide candidates with the highest research capabilities in the creation of new knowledge in the field of Business Administration. This is in line with the University’s mission and strategic objectives, especially its goal “to continue to develop the University as a leading national institution and a major role model for research as a major contributor to nation-building, and the high priority given by the University to applied research across a broad spectrum of relevant fields and to encourage inter-disciplinary approaches to the resolution of real-world problems”.

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Applicants must be in possession of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or any other relevant Level 9 qualification on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).  Applicants MUST submit, together with their application, a Statement of Intent (3 000 words) outlining their research interest and agenda. Applications without this Statement, CANNOT be considered. It is important to note that admission is conditional on availability of a relevant and interested supervisor.

Holders of this qualification are able to:

  1. Provide, through publication and/or presentation, an original contribution to Business Administration knowledge through research as judged by independent experts and peers applying international standards.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive, systematic and in-depth mastery of the area of Business Administration, focused on applied research aimed at solving contextual management challenges as well as drawing more on current management practice and the immediate problems of businesses while seeking to make an original contribution to the body of knowledge.

The programme cannot be completed in less than three (3) years.

The Doctor of Business Administration will be delivered on a block-release basis augmented through e-learning.

This qualification will be awarded to candidates credited with a minimum of 240 credits for their dissertation and 120 credits in the taught component, and who have successfully defended their dissertation in a Viva Voce Examination in terms of Regulation 9.9.3 of the University. Furthermore, the Doctorate degree is awarded after registration at the University of Namibia for a minimum of three (3) years for full-time students and five (5) years for part-time students.

The assessment for this programme will be in accordance with Regulation 9.9 of the University and the key criteria will be whether or not the candidate has made an original contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of Business Administration.

Note: these modules can either be offered in first or second semester according to structure of the timetable, students are urged to consult the timetable.

NQF Level: 10

Year 1 – First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Academic Writing for Post-Graduate StudiesUAE 681916
Advanced Business EthicsCBBI 60018
Research Methods - A CBRM 601116
Quantitative Methods - ACBQM 601116

Year 1 – Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Research Methods - BCBRM 601216
Quantitative Methods - BCBQM 601216
Research SeminarsCBRS 601048

Year 2/3

ModuleModule codeCredits
DissertationCBBR 6000240
Total credits360

* NQF Level 8; Non-Contributory

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