Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Työskentele maailman arvostetuimpien akateemisten tutkimus- ja mielipidejohtajien kanssa.

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Henley Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) on yksi kymmenestä arvostetun AMBA-akkreditoinnin saavuttaneesta DBA-ohjelmasta maailmassa. Henley DBA -ohjelma käynnistyi vuonna 1992 ja nykyään se on Euroopan tunnetuin DBA-ohjelma, josta on valmistunut eniten tutkijoita koko maailmassa.

Ohjelman ydinidea on kehittää uusia tapoja ajatella ja kehittää liiketoimintaa, sekä laajentaa tutkimusosaamista viimeisten tutkimusten ja teorioiden valossa.

DBA-ohjelmamme kehittää Henley Business Schoolin tutkimusosaamista. DBA-ohjelmaan kuuluvat tutkimukset, väitöskirjat, saavat kiitosta akkreditointitahoilta sekä muilta tutkijoilta. Ne voittavat arvostettuja kilpailuja ja niiden laatu on huippuluokkaa maailman maineikkaimpien yliopistojen joukossa.

DBA-kandidaatit ovat business-koulumme ja tutkimuskeskustemme jäseniä. DBA-tutkinnon aikana he toteuttavat oman alansa laajan tutkimushankkeen esimerkiksi työnantajalleen. Näin osallistujat voivat edistää uraansa sekä kehittää asiantuntemustaan kasvattamalla kilpailukykyään ja erottumalla työmarkkinoilla.

Henley DBA -ohjelman aikana

  • kehität ymmärrystäsi valitsemasi tutkimusalueen käsitteellisistä ja teoreettisista perusteista
  • opit soveltamaan tutkimustekniikoita johtamisen teorian ja käytännön vaatimusten mukaan
  • kehität osaamista tutkimuksen kautta, edistät sekä ammatillista osaamistasi että käytännön suoritustasi
  • kehität henkilökohtaista-, konsultointi- sekä tutkimusosaamista toteuttamalla laajan tutkimushankkeen, jossa johtamisen teoria yhdistetään käytännön liiketoimintaan

Kenelle DBA sopii?

DBA-ohjelma sopii erityisesti kokeneille johtajille, konsulteille, johdon kouluttajille sekä kauppatieteellisen alan opettajille. Henley DBA kehittää asiantuntijaosaamista ja uskottavuutta, laajentaa verkostoja ja tarjoaa mahdollisuuden kehitykseen tai merkittävään urasiirtoon. Työnantajat voivat DBA-ohjelman avulla tukea avainhenkilöitään kehittämään osaamistaan ja kilpailukykyään liike-elämässä.

DBA ja PhD – samanarvoisia mutta erilaisia
DBA ja PhD ovat molemmat tohtoritason tutkintoja, joilla on sama asema ja samat haasteet. DBA yhdistää johtamisen ja liiketalouden teorian käytäntöön. Ohjelmassa yhdistetään eri tutkimusmetodeja ja keskitytään kehittämään opiskelijoiden omien työnantajien liiketoiminnan kehitystä yrityksen omista lähtökohdista. DBA on valintasi, mikäli haluat jatkaa uraasi liike-elämässä. PhD taas sopii niille, jotka tähtäävät akateemiselle uralle.

Programme details

The Henley Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programme consists of two distinct, but linked stages.

Stage 1: MSc in Business and Management Research

In line with all doctoral programmes, you will begin your journey by developing your research skills. At Henley, you work towards an additional qualification whilst you undertake this part of your development. Therefore, unless you already have an equivalent research qualification such as MRes or MPhil, you will complete the MSc in Business and Management Research.

The MSc in Business and Management Research provides a thorough grounding in research methodology and techniques. You will be preparing and developing your ideas and proposals for your own research – through teaching inputs and structured assessment – and also developing your competence to undertake research. This stage is scheduled over 18 months, with four one week compulsory workshops covering:

  • Research and Personal Development
  • Introduction to research methodology
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods

This stage also includes research colloquia and other optional seminars.

Your MSc will promote the development of a deep knowledge of the research process and a broad understanding of the available range of research methodologies. As you progress though the MSc, you will also be developing your research questions, broadening your knowledge of the literature in the area you intend to research, and selecting the appropriate methodology and methods. You’ll finally arrive at a detailed research proposal, providing the platform for developing research in the DBA stage.

The assessed components of the MSc are:

  • Research outline interview: further develops your research ideas
  • Working paper: a scoping literature review of a selected area
  • Research skills: a critique of a selected research methodology and one other research target linked to your particular needs
  • Thesis critique: an evaluation of an existing doctoral thesis
  • Qualitative data analysis assignment
  • Quantitative data analysis assignment
  • Report on a pilot study: a report on a study involving a pilot collection of data
  • Research proposal: a detailed proposal for research – including literature review, methodology and methods – relating to a specific research area.

Stage 2: DBA

Your DBA stage has two assessed components relating to the completion of a research thesis and the development of competences relevant to the application of this research:

  • Report on two targets for development in the areas of personal, teaching and consultancy skills competences
  • Doctoral thesis

Support and supervision

In joining Henley Business School you gain access to the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) with extensive facilities for undertaking research including journals, textbooks, newspapers and online resources, plus previous doctoral theses and research articles.

You will also be able to access the ARC Online via the business school website, with full-text access to thousands of journal articles, company financial data and market research reports.

Core support

The overall academic content and quality of your programme will be led by the Director of the DBA programme, and the Doctoral Programme Team will support you throughout the process through to graduation.

Mentors

Each programme member is mentored through the MSc stage by a member of academic faculty, who will help you to develop your research expertise and achieve your competence development targets. At the pilot study/research proposal stage, you will begin to work with your supervisor.

Supervisors

Throughout the research process you will have the support of and guidance of at least one supervisor. Supervisors assess the ‘Research Proposal’ and ‘Pilot Study’ in the MSc and then guide the programme member through the research process to submission of the thesis for examination at the viva in the DBA stage.

Research topics

There are a number of Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) research topics across the various academic disciplines at Henley Business School.

Why study a DBA

Few business schools can provide you with an opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s most distinguished research-led academics and thought leaders. With its global reputation for business thinking, Henley attracts some of the most influential academics and practitioners – people who are widely published and who are proud to share their wealth of professional knowledge with you.

During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high quality support. You will also be working with a diverse cohort of fellow students who have a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds to expand and broaden your outlook.

In studying for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Henley Business School you will benefit from:

  • Outstanding research facilities
  • Internationally-renowned mentors and supervisors
  • A high level of ongoing and administrative support
  • Participating in a wide range of events within the school
  • Being a research associate of a business school underpinned by a leading research intensive university

The alumni network

Your cohort and cohorts from previous years are likely to form the most valuable network throughout your career. From day one you join the alumni association, a group of more than 70,000 people spread over 150 countries. There are regional and international alumni groups and special interest groups providing a priceless series of events, mentoring programmes, career advice, and industry contacts and information.

The environment

Taught at our Greenlands campus on the banks of the River Thames in Oxfordshire within 30 acres of beautiful conservation parkland. We are less than an hour’s drive from Heathrow Airport, within easy reach of London and close to many major motorway links. It is perfect for quiet reflection as well as stimulating debate with other leading business minds and provides an ideal learning environment for busy executives: you have the space and surroundings required to stretch your mind and think away from the pressures of the office.

Class sizes are deliberately small and delivered in board-room style seminar rooms to facilitate group work and discussion. Resources include the ARC (Academic Resource Centre) that holds books, journals, market research reports, dissertations, working papers and company information. The modern new space provides the perfect place for study, including a 24-hour quiet study space.

Leisure facilities include a fully equipped and professionally staffed fitness centre, outdoor sporting facilities, on-site accommodation and restaurant.

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