Westford University College (WUC) enters a new league with the launch of Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). The coveted degree with international recognition is designed to enhance executive practice for professionals willing to pursue rigorous industry applied research. The doctorate degree is developed in partnership with Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain, the top-10 ranked universities in Europe by Times Higher Education Ranking in 2019 for Quality Education.
DBA online or part-time course is aimed to develop personal, consultancy and research skills for solving complex issues in business and management. The program will be of benefit to C’level executives, senior managers, department heads, consultants, management educators and entrepreneurs. WUC has pioneered in business education for 10 years, and this new challenging, flexible and global business program will take the career of an executive to the next level while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The learning and research experience aims to challenge the learners to sharpen their critical and analytical expertise. The journey will develop their research skills to become an expert in their respective field with proven ability to think out of the box.
Interesting aspect here is that Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is different from academic oriented PH.D. by offering rigorous and relevant contributions to theory, practice and research in business and management. Westford University College takes immense pride to give an ambitious opportunity for all professionals to turn their corporate experience into knowledge and make a real impact on business in future.
A Doctorate Degree from Europe
A DBA online course is offered with an emphasis on business research and its application within industry. The doctorate degree refines your academic credentials and sets your career on an upward growth trajectory. Doctorate of Business Administration will develop a mindset and worldview that will enrich your personal and professional life. It is a unique, practical and results-driven program.
The DBA program is developed and delivered in partnership with Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain, ranked among top 10 universities in Europe by Times Higher Education Ranking-2019 for Quality Education. The final degree is issued by UCAM which will be awarded at the convocation held in University in Spain.
The program offers a well-structured coursework, designed to build research competencies. This is followed by a research project that aims to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained in the initial course work, contributing to the improvement and enhancement of the existing business practices.
Doctorate of Business administration (DBA) is structured in two stages.
Stage 1 : This is comprised of five modules taught in year 1, contributing to 60 ECTS Credits.
Stage 2 : Upon successful completion of stage-1, learners progress to complete final “Practice Based Thesis” which is required to be completed in 2 years since the beginning of research.
Duration: 01. Learning Stage – 1 Year | 02. Research Stage – 2 Years
Though the term for research is 2 years, the learner can extend it for a year more. An ambitious student can even complete the research in one year also based on their schedule.
Early Exit Award:
Maximum duration to complete the research is 3 years with a minimum time frame of 1 year.
The learners who successfully completes the year one with 60 ECTS credits will be eligible for an exit award, Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil) from Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Spain. This is applicable if the learner decides to exit the course without completing the final research.
The learner will be allowed to resume his research at a later stage, if he wishes to continue his DBA not later than 5 years from the date of exit.