Doctor of Business Administration
Course summary for current students
The Doctor of Business Administration is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of key business disciplines and research methodologies relevant to business. It also aims to develop critical thinking and the ability to apply theoretical understanding and research results to business problems. It will develop advanced research skills and the ability to communicate research outcomes, improve professional practice in a range of business disciplines and provide students with the opportunity to pursue individual research projects.
The Doctor of Business Administration is designed for experienced senior managers who wish to develop their analytical, managerial and research skills and hence their ability to operate in business. Through independent study and supervised research it will also enhance students' ability to pursue original research and present the results of that research in an appropriate form. As a professional doctorate, the DBA in its coursework and research components is oriented towards the needs of business professionals and designed to improve professional practice in a range of business disciplines.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a 24 credit point professional doctoral degree taken over three years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). Students are required to complete eight core coursework units, four thesis support units and a core research thesis worth 12 credit points.
Stage 1 (Coursework)
|MPA951||Financial Reporting and Analysis |
|MPR951||Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *|
|MPK901||Research Design and Analysis |
plus 3 credit points from:
|MPA911||Corporate Governance and Ethics |
|MPD915||Management and Organisational Consulting |
Or any other Level 9 cognate unit offered by the University not included in Stage 2, subject to the approval of the DBA Course Team Chair and the relevant unit chair.
Stage 2 (Doctoral Research)
12 credit points of DBA thesis units from:
MPD901, MPD902, MPD903, MPD904
|MPD910||Thesis Literature Review |
plus 2 credit points of units from:
|MPD912||Quantitative Thesis Research |
|MMD916||Thesis Method: Qualitative Research |
|MPD914||Thesis Results Reporting |
*MPR denotes residential version of unit
#MPT code denotes study tour version of unit