DBA (Business Economics)


NFQ Level 10, Major Award

The Doctor of Business Administration in Business Economics degree is a full-time research programme running over 48 months from the date of first registration for the programme and consisting of taught modules and research. The programme is delivered on a cohort basis emphasising a participatory ethos and the collaborative nature of learning appropriate to professional practice development.  Applicants should note that start-dates for each cohort are dependent on sufficient demand and available staff and other resources. Prospective students are advised to complete their applications at least six months in advance of their desired start date, usually September, subject to demand. 

Students take taught modules to the value of 110 credits and undertake research work to the value of 250 credits that meets the satisfaction of the Programme Board (360 credits in total). As a doctoral research degree the programme involves the completion of research work - thesis (research portfolio) - of approximately 40,000 words of publishable standard. The research must be worthy of publication, in whole or in part, as a work of serious scholarship. The research will be completed and submitted for assessment by viva voce at the end of Year 4.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements