Provide significant, research based, original contribution to management practice.

DBA Overview

The DBA is academically equivalent to the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) which comprise of business studies, methodological courses and seminars drawn from a pool of complimentary fields of study. The programme prepares candidates to:

  • Provide significant, research based, original contribution to management practice
  • Facilitate further development of the Caribbean region and encourage critical research in all areas of management.

Benefits of the DBA:

Programme Design

  • Research and practical driven to ensure students can produce primary research and provide business solutions to complex problems
  • International exposure – through case studies, simulations and faculty
  • Authentic Learning which provides practical courses, assignments and presentations that can be used for implementation in your organization

Student Outcome

  • Consultants, Subject matter expert, Thought-leaders in the industry, CEO’s Faculty and University lecturer

DBA Alumni Community

  • Alumni of the DBA programme are business leaders within the
    private and public-sector and/or work in Universities with a strong focus on
    seeking innovative ways for greater efficiency of organizations.

Benefits of the Lok Jack GSB

Institutional Accreditation

  • Locally accredited by Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) Institutional accreditation
  • GATE Funding available for eligible individuals
  • UWI-Lok Jack GSB community with more than 2,000 alumni o Featured alumni
  • Local and International Faculty o Academic Faculty who have done extensive research in business education internationally
  • Practioners who are business owners and have successful operations and expansions in many territories
  • Faculty who facilitate learning and ensure you have grasp concepts for each area of business in this specialty
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities with prominent Alumni
    • Bizbooster
    • HigherEd EFMD Global Career Services § International Study Trip
  • Access the UWI´s Facilities (Library, Study rooms, etc. – include here what they actually have access to)

Facilitate further development of the Caribbean region and encourage critical research in all areas of management.

Entry Requirements:

A Master’s Degree in a management-related discipline (at least B+ average), from a recognized university with either:

  • Relevant working experience minimum 7 years in a senior managerial position, with access to strategic and operational data of a firm.

OR

  • A minimum of three (3) years lecturing experience at the tertiary level.

Doctoral Research Proposal (applicants are required to submit a two page Proposal.Guidelines will be provided)

Programme Structure

The DBA is a part-time programme comprised of:

  • 8 core courses
  • 2 Advanced Reading Electives (seminars)
  • 1 comprehensive exam
  • 1 dissertation and oral defense

Candidates will be required to present at Seminars and complete all of the Core Courses.

  • Seminar One – Research Synopsis of Dissertation Topic
  • Seminar Two – Final Research Proposal Presentation

Comprehensive Examination

For quality control purposes candidates will sit a comprehensive examination in the final term of the taught programme. Candidates will be required to achieve a minimum grade of 50% in order to proceed to the research stage of the programme

Dissertation / Oral Defense

The participants must submit the research proposal complete with literature review, upon completion of the proposal writing core course for approval and before the commencement of year two of studies. The dissertation should be forty to fifty thousand (40, 000 – 50, 000) words, submitted in the format specified by the “Thesis Guide” of the University of the West Indies. To successfully complete the programme, participants must complete a viva voce.

Workshops

Core Courses

  • BUAD 8000: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-Making (all modules-6 credits)
  • Module I: Philosophy of Management research (9)
  • BUAD 8000: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-Making
  • Module II: Quantitative Research Design & Methods (27)
  • International Marketing (36)- 3 credits

Workshops

  • Symposium: Power point presentation & Paper based on Q&Q Method-DRR1

Core Courses

  • BUAD 8000: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-Making
  • Module III: Qualitative Research Design & Methods (27)
  • * BUAD 8000: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies for Managerial Decision-Making
  • Module IV: Communication & Advanced Research Skills (9)
  • BUAD 8009: Strategy Dynamics (36)- 3 credits

Workshops

  • Symposium: Dissertation Power point presentation & Proposal Paper
  • Symposium: Multivariate

Core Courses

  • BUAD 8026: Elective Seminar (24)- 6 creditsg
  • BUAD 8001: Statistics and Multivariate Analysis for Managers (36)- 3 credits
  • BUAD 8006: Finance (36)- 3 credits

Workshops

Core Courses

  • BUAD 8030: Econometrics (36)- 3 credits

Workshops

Core Courses

  • BUAD 8007: Internationalization of SME’s (36)- 3 credits
  • BUAD 8002: Global Management Trends (36)- 3 credits
  • BUAD 8027: Directed Reading Elective (24)-3 credits.

Workshops

  • Symposium: Dissertation base Power Point presentation & Dissertation Research paper

Core Courses

  • * Comprehensive Examination- to be completed 1 month after final examination.

Core Courses

  • Thesis Preparation

Core Courses

  • Defense