Programme Aims and Learning Goals

Programme Aims

The DBA programme is a well-structured, integrated doctoral programme specifically designed for practicing managers who aspire to further develop their understanding of management beyond the Master's degree level. The programme aims to broaden participants' management knowledge and horizons, hone their critical thinking and strategy generation skills and to equip them with the skills needed for conducting independent research required to identify the challenges and opportunities facing organizations. With the combination of taught courses and the application of rigorous research methods, participants will learn how to effectively lead change, make strategic decisions and enhance corporate accountability in the dynamic business world.

The programme will provide participants with
  • a broader picture of management; new managerial skills; strengthened analytical and critical thinking; and a consolidated appreciation of their own managerial ability through relating it with management concepts and theories
  • greater competence in strategy formulation, including an expanded ability to generate creative ideas and lead change
  • more systematic thinking and better problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve complex situations
  • a greater appreciation of the importance of business ethics and good corporate governance
  • the ability to conduct independent research on a business/management topic of practical relevance
 Learning Goals
All aspects of the programme including design and delivery are committed to a high standard of quality.  The Learning Goals (LGs) of the DBA Programme are as follows:
LG1: Students will be competent in conceptual and theoretical frameworks and effective in planning strategies, leading changes and directing corporate governance.
LG2: Students will master research skills and be adept in conducting independent original research on business and management related issues.
LG3: Students will be mature in a broad scope of business and management knowledge and be able to communicate to a general audience other than their immediate subordinates.