Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Southern Cross University is currently reviewing the DBA and will not be accepting new applications until the completion of the review. In the meantime Southern Cross University welcomes your interest in the DBA and if you require any further information that is not available on this webpage, please contact the Southern Cross Business School at email@example.com.
If you are an experienced professional who would like to improve your professional practice and solve problems through research, our Doctor of Business Administration is ideal for you. The DBA will challenge and enable you to gain expert knowledge and uncover new insights in your professional area. We are dedicated to providing a high level of academic and administrative support and will partner you with experienced supervisors who will guide you through the process.
Detailed course information is available on the DBA course sheet, including course rules, fees, structure, and entry requirements and application information.
The Doctor of Business Administration is offered on campus and by distance education, and through collaborating institutions in New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
It is a condition of candidature that candidates attend at least one DBA symposium each year. The DBA symposia are held biannually at the Gold Coast campus and at international collaborating institutions. Each symposium provides a great opportunity for students to meet other candidates, exchange tips, explore different research methodologies and receive advice from experts in a broad range of research areas.
How to apply
The application process is provided on the DBA course sheet. However, in your DBA application, you must provide a strong submission about your research proposal. Your research may be modified later during your DBA study. Your research proposal must include:
- the general topic area of research
- your experience in the topic area
- a brief description of the research problem (what does the research aim to find out?)
- why this research is important
- why you are interested in this research area.
The submission needs to be 1500 words in length, legible and in good English.
The submission must be verified by signature and a statement declaring that the submission was written by the applicant and is original work.
Updated: 03 May 2013