Designed to enhance professional practice through conducting original piece of research that generates new, actionable knowledge within the context of practice.
This phase is an introduction to the methodology of research and sustainability management. It involves attendance of SUMAS workshops, preparation of the literature review and student presentations.
The second phase is the selection of the research areas and methodological instruments. It involves attendance of SUMAS workshops, choice of research methods and student presentations.
The third and final phase is individual work under the careful guidance of the supervisor. It also involves collective seminars to share knowledge on the advancement of research.
Enhance your professional practice through a deep and rigorous research
The DBA – Doctorate of Business Administration has the same academic standing as a Ph.D. The DBA at SUMAS is a part-time professional doctoral degree designed to enhance professional practice through conducting original piece of research that generates new, actionable knowledge within the context of practice. It places emphasis on the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management.
The students are expected to undertake an independent and systematic investigation addressing issues relevant to organizations and management to enhance trans-disciplinary professional practice, in addition to a contribution to knowledge via the development and application of theoretical frameworks, methods, and techniques.
The award of the DBA will be on the basis of successful completion of a final thesis of 30.000 words.
Examination of each participant’s thesis will involve a viva voce and an external assessor with expertize in the subject area of the dissertation work.
Moses Kazhila DBA in Sustainability Management
Moses is undertaking a research study that focuses on the Sustainability of selected Major Shopping Malls in South Africa. This follows the notion that many so-called ‘green’ initiatives are done without paying particular attention to other broader issues of sustainability.
Dr. Elisa Matola DBA in Sustainability Management
Awareness of these new developments and new directions are critical for strategic positioning and planning. The objective of my research is to provide a study of efficiency and sustainable management of vegetable supply chains structures in agriculture sector new technological advances at all levels are increasing governmental trade and policy regulations and having an impact on the farm production.