DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

DURATION:
3 Years and 6 Months on PT
ID:
DBA

Address

Dedan Kimathi Road, P.O Box 35243, Lusaka, Zambia.   View map

A ZCAS-U DBA student shall be required to complete a total of EIGHT COURSES and submit a successful DOCTORAL THESIS in order to be awarded the ZCAS-U DBA degree. The eight courses will be undertaken as depicted below during the stated four semesters.

 

  • – In Year 1 Semester 1, a student shall be registered for TWO courses only – that is the DBA131 being a core/compulsory course and hence must be taken by all students AND for the second course, a student must choose and register for ONLY ONE of the following two courses:

 

1. DBA111 Paradigms of Leadership
2. DBA121 Managing Business Growth

 

  • – In Year 1 Semester 2, a student shall also be registered for TWO courses only – that is the DBA132 being a core/compulsory course and hence must be taken by all students AND for the second course, a student must choose and register for ONLY ONE of the following two courses:

 

1. DBA112 Managing Global Brands
2. DBA122 Public Sector Management

 

  • – In Year 2 Semester 1, a student shall be registered for ANY TWO courses only out of the three courses indicated below.

 

1. DBA211 Global Finance
2. DBA221 Managing Radical Change
3. DBA231 Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations  

 

  • – In Year 2 Semester 2, a student shall also be registered for ANY TWO courses only out of the three courses indicated below.

 

1. DBA212 Human Capital Investment
2. DBA222 Supply Chains and Networks
3. DBA232 Emerging Issues in Quality Management

 

Consequently, this DBA programme primarily consists of 12 courses of which two are core/compulsory courses which all students shall be mandated to study. There are ten elective courses. Of these ten elective courses, students shall be granted the flexibility to constitute their own combination or set of six courses based on factors such as personal preferences, desired core competence areas of specializations or concentrations, personal career development objectives or other categories of individual influences and considerations.

 

SUMMARY:

 

In order to meet the academic requirements for the award of the ZCAS-U DBA degree, a candidate shall fulfil all of the following elements:

  1. Complete the core/compulsory Research Methodology & Design component comprising two courses, namely the DBA131 and DBA132. II. Complete a total of Any Six electives (as determined and chosen by the student) out of the provided ten elective courses.

III. Submit a successful doctoral thesis with a word limit of 65,000 words (+/- 10%, that is an approved/authorized effective word limit range of 58,500 – 71,500 words) and positively accomplish the DBA defence stage.

 

ENROLMENTS/REGISTRATION

Year & semester Mutually exclusive Valid course combinations
Year 1 Semester 1 Either dba131 & dba111 or dba131 & dba121
Year 1 Semester 2 Either dba132 & dba112 or dba132 & dba122
Year 2 Semester 1 Either dba211 & dba221 or dba221 & dba231 or dba231& dba211
Year 2 Semester 2 Either dba212 & dba222 or dba222 & dba232 or dba212& dba232
Year 3 Register the student for dba310, dba320 & dba330

 

Student Affairs and Accounting/Finance Sections are advocated to enforce or implement this course combination framework when registering/enrolling/billing the DBA students.

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