Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Course reference No.: 252763
Regardless of what you have already achieved in your business career or your acquisition of a master’s degree, if you are ambitious, looking for new challenges and seeking to stand out in the business world, Aston University’s DBA is a superior option to take you, your career, and your personal development to the next level. With a long recognised history as research-led university, Aston is known for its world-class teaching and established links to both businesses and professionals.
The Aston DBA offers you a distinctive opportunity to work with world-leading academics on research and continually progress on how to develop effective organisations. This programme allows you to expand your breadth of knowledge and takes you beyond business theories. You will be able to use new knowledge gained from research to transform practices within your organisation(s).
Aston’s DBA is designed for aspiring business leaders and senior executives who:
What Aston DBA can offer you
Build your success with Aston
Aston University is known for its world-class teaching and established links to both businesses and professionals. Aston’s research has also brought about high impacting worldwide implementation.
According to UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014:
Research Departments - Aston Business School has six specialist research departments working across a wide range of business and management disciplines. Each department forms a vibrant intellectual community of academics and research students with common interests.
Research Centres - Aston’s research centres have been established as a platform to respond to emerging research topics. They foster a sharpened focus on specific areas of enquiry and promote increased visibility and impact for research. These research centres are led by world-leading professors.
DBA candidates will undertake the taught Research Methods Course (RMC) as the foundation of their development as a professional researcher and this is completed in the 1st year of study. The RMC modules are assessed through assignments that require candidates to link the concepts from the modules to their own research project. The RMC modules will be taught face-to-face by Aston University faculty at the Kaplan Campus in Hong Kong.
|Year 2||The Qualifying Report is examined by viva voce and has to be successfully completed before the candidate proceeds onto the next stage of the research project (minimum of 8,000 words).|
|Year 3 - 4||The research project culminates in the submission of a final thesis. The thesis must be successfully defended by viva voce before the degree can be awarded.|
Medium of Instruction
How would your reseach journey be supported by Aston University & Kaplan?
Programme Start Date
July 2018 – intake 1
For direct enrolment onto the DBA programme you must have:
Additionally, applicants should demonstrate appropriate links to practice to which their proposed research refers. Please direct any queries on eligibility to the DBA Programme Administrator: email@example.com or Kaplan Higher Education Course Consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Requirement
IELTS: An overall minimum score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in Speaking and Writing, and a minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Reading.
How to apply
To submit an application, we will require the following documents:
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
|1st instalment||HK$ 88,000|
|2nd Instalment||HK$ 88,000|
|3rd Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|4th Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|5th Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|6th Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|7th Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|8th Instalment||HK$ 44,000|
|Grand Total:||HK$ 444,000|
Candidates who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.
All fees paid, less the application fee, will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered.
On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course not conducted on or after the date of the cessation will be refunded within one (1) month of the premature cessation.
In case of hardship and deferral (students are required to complete the course within the maximum length of 72 months) cases, the University will consider the refund arrangement on an individual and case-by-case basis.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led university known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. Aston is committed to high quality teaching and academic excellence, ensuring the university provides the highest standard of education to students. Aston has an excellent reputation for research which shapes and improves lives. Aston is proud of the quality of the research and the real world applications developed as a result – it makes a substantial and beneficial difference to people, organisations and society.
Aston Business School
Aston Business School is renowned for the quality of its teaching, the impact of its research and its supportive environment. Aston has a talented and ambitious faculty with a strong research reputation and a broad academic publication record. In addition to success in the research grant competition, Aston’s faculty work with and support businesses and the community in many ways.
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Kaplan knows what is best for your DBA study
Ever since Kaplan Higher Education offered our first PhD programme in 1994, first DBA programme in 1997 and first EdD programme in 2011 in Hong Kong with the partner universities, we have overseen the research journey of over hundreds of doctoral candidates and graduates. With all these years of experience running doctoral programmes in Hong Kong, we are acutely aware of the challenges you will face and the support you will need in order to overcome the obstacles of your research journey.
Kaplan Higher Education has all the know-how ensuring you can remain focused on your DBA study and research.
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