Doctorate of Business Administration

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    About the Course

    Take your career to the next level whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance!

    Earning the coveted doctorate degree program from a reputed university is a dream for many professionals! This requires dedication and commitment to make one of the most significant decisions in life. Doctorate of Business Administration or DBA program is a complete doctoral degree but comes with few contradictions to an academic-oriented Ph.D. degree. Doctorate of Business Administration is available in online or part-time study modes. DBA degree specializes in effectively utilizing key professional experience in pursuing industry implied research.

    DBA degree is developed and delivered in partnership with Universidad Catolica De Murcia (UCAM), Spain, which is ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe by The Times Higher Education Ranking-2019 for Quality Education. The final degree is issued by UCAM which will be awarded at the convocation held in the university, Spain.

    The research journey is facilitated through well-developed digital resources, personal tutor and research guide support. This learning and research experience challenges you to sharpen your critical and analytical expertise. You will develop research skills to become an expert in your field with a proven ability to think outside the box. The program is designed to fit in to the busy schedule of senior executives ensuring the work-life-learn balance is not compromised.

    About the UCAM University

    Founded in the year 1996, UCAM is a fully accredited European University with a clear mission: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society, to contribute to the further expansion of human knowledge through research and development. UCAM empowers students to develop their own real-world skills. The campus’s top-class infrastructure, its labs, and studios, allied with practical learning components will prepare the students to put their acquired knowledge into action. Students have to complete an internship in a public or private institution where they will receive a taste of their future field of expertise. UCAM has established more than fifty research groups in close collaboration with enterprises such as Coca-Cola, DANONE, Vodafone, and Siemens, providing some students the opportunity to contribute academically. UCAM is among the first universities to adapt its programs to the European Quality System for Education, following the Bologna Process.

    Admission Process

    Eligibility

    Once the application submitted, the admissions team will screen it to verify your eligibility for the program. If eligible, an interview will be scheduled for you with the interview panel of the program. The process will be conducted through telephone/skype/zoom for international candidates. The results will be released within one week of your interview.

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    Fees

    Year 1

    USD 7500

    Year 2

    USD 3750

    Year 2

    USD 3750

    20% Loyalty discount for members of MBA alumni of Westford Education Group Institutions.

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      What is a DBA ?

      The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) is a blended part-time professional doctoral degree with an international scope and reputation, designed to enhance executive and professional practice through the application of sound theory and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management. Part-time DBA program enhances the capability of the learners to develop knowledge theory, their application in business. Key aspect of the program is to develop personal, consultancy and research skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research.

      Who should consider a DBA ?

      Doctorate of Business Administration are driven by a desire to ignite real change in their companies or fields through data-driven decision-making. The online or part-time program will be of particular benefit to experienced C’level executives, senior managers, department heads, consultants, management educators and entrepreneurs. The DBA degree experience challenges the learner to sharpen critical and analytical expertise. You will develop your skills in research to become an expert in your domain with a proven ability to think outside the box.

      DBA and PhDs. – Equal but Different

      The Doctorate of Business administration or DBA is an executive-level program designed for working professionals with extensive managerial experience as well as a master’s degree, who are looking to advance further in their career. DBA program has both the rigour and relevance as it contributes to theory, practice and research in business and management. The online or part-time DBA program is a full-fledged Doctoral degree, but contrary to the Ph.D., there is a focus on professional experience. The PhD program is targeted towards those interested in pursuing research-focused careers in academia.

      Annual Research & Leadership Boot Camp

      Westford University College looks forward to conducting a ‘Research Leadership Boot Camp’-A 2 days’ workshop Program. The Research Leadership Forum is a dynamic think tank that identifies and discusses trends as well as generate ideas in improving universities and research organizations.

      The institution hopes to gain a better understanding of how global education and research institutions contribute to the innovation and competitiveness. We also look forward to facilitating new collaborations and providing global visibility to relevant experiences and original thought in the field, through this initiative.

      DBA Testimonials

      Nicholas-Papadopoulos

      Nicholas Papadopoulos

      “As a DBA candidate, I can explore business reality through the academic research process,
      Nicholas Papadopoulos
      “As a DBA candidate, I can explore business reality through the academic research process, with the guidance and support of an outstanding faculty team. It provides a one-of-a-kind experience with a problem-solving approach and allows me to improve my leadership and management skills through deep critical thinking and analysis. It’s an enjoyable process of continuous learning.”
      5/5
      Senaj-Advic

      Senaj Advic

      “Following my MBA, I discovered I was interested and open to new ideas, and
      Senaj Advic
      “Following my MBA, I discovered I was interested and open to new ideas, and I wanted to build on my growth mindset. Gaining new information enabled me to effectively innovate the development of business strategy, strategic planning, organizational development, team management, and leadership. Many organizations reorganized in response to the post-pandemic environment, requiring multidisciplinary and well-balanced personnel to adapt to the unusual market circumstances. I feel that the DBA at Westford will help me reach my full potential, in a business-related position and update my skill set needed to operate in the ever-changing corporate environments.”
      5/5

      Westford Research Journals

      A Scholarly, Blind Peer Reviewed, Bi-Annual, Open Access, Online Research Journal

      Program Structure

      The Doctorate of Business administration offers 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.

      DBA is structured in two stages

      This is comprised of five modules taught in year 1, contributing to 60 ECTS Credits.

      The purpose of Year One is to provide a theoretical and practical foundation in research methodology for advanced empirical research within the management field. The later part of year one is to apply knowledge and understanding of research methodology to an actual pilot study and overall thesis proposal and to reflect on own performance as a researcher.

      Module Code Module Name ECTS Credits
      M1 Research Methodology and Methods 10
      M2 Research Issues within Contemporary Management 10
      M3 Interim Research Project (Pilot Study) 10
      M4 Designing a Research Project (Thesis Proposal) 20
      M5 Developing as a Researcher (Individual Reflection) 10
      The purpose of 2nd and 3rd years is to conduct full-fledged primary research under the supervision of a guide. The two years are used to produce a detailed thesis meeting the expectations of research required at the doctoral level.
      Module Code Module Name ECTS Credits
      M6 Practice Based Thesis 120 ECTS Y
      Maximum duration to complete the research is 3 years with a minimum time frame of 1 year.

      Early Exit Award – The Master of Philosophy

      Successful students of stage 1 will be awarded the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Management by Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Spain, if the student decides to exit without completing the final research thesis.
      • To explore the main research philosophies and paradigms within the field of management research
      • To critically understand the methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
      • To demonstrate advanced skills in data handling, using appropriate statistical software
      • To demonstrate high-level skills in qualitative research methods
      • To demonstrate deep competence in quantitative research methods
      • To understand and conceptualize a ‘research problem’ in contemporary management
      • To analyses how management researchers have conducted significant research projects
      • To evaluate and critically review research at the forefront of the discipline or professional practice of interest.
      • To identify and assess potential areas of research within different management disciplines
      • To demonstrate the ability to devise, plan and conduct an extended piece of independent work (in an ethical manner)
      • To critically assess the chosen topic in the context of the current literature (including existing studies)
      • To critically analyze data to offer a sophisticated interpretation of results/findings, bringing original thinking to bear, in order to draw justified conclusions
      • To synthesize and present research findings in the form of a structured written dissertation.
      • To identify a topic for systematic and critical review, which is at the forefront of research in practice in your professional context
      • To develop an appropriate research question that will allow for secondary material to be critically analyzed effectively, empirical research to be conducted, and for conclusions to draw
      • To demonstrate a deep critical understanding of the appropriate theoretical and empirical sources of information, which is relevant to the topic of a chosen methodology
      • To understand and analyze the principles of reflective practice in both management and research
      • To critically reflect on own competence and development needs as a management researcher
      • To identify the further skills required to successfully grow and develop as a doctoral-level researcher in a management field
      • To identify how any required skills or competencies may be attained and to plan accordingly
      • To research (ethically) and complete a doctoral-level thesis, which represents an original contribution to scholarly and professional thinking, and of a quality worthy of publication.

      DBA Portfolios

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      Boris Pok Yin Luk

      Founder - Solomon CorporateServices Limited

      Boris Pok Yin Luk
      Boris Pok Yin Luk Founder – Solomon CorporateServices Limited Boris is a chartered company secretary and compliance professional. Boris has over a decade of experience working in compliance and corporate services. As a company secretary of a GEM-listed company in Hong Kong, he has worked in several professional services and listed companies. Currently, he maintains effective corporate governance on behalf of many private and listed clients. He holds a master’s degree in business administration, law, and corporate governance. The attitude of a person determines a person’s value, according to Boris. One of his life’s mottos is “hard work conquers all”, and the other is “be a valuable member of society.”. Having put in the necessary time and effort, he believes he has earned rewards. The reason why he continually learns business management and law is because he gained a lot of experience and challenges in his work then as a named company secretary with a listed company in Hong Kong. The combination of his profession and personality makes him enjoy reading, researching, and asking questions. Diversifying his time and striving towards his ideals, regardless of what others may say, is another defining characteristic.
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      Sam Moarbes

      Director of Government and End User Computing Operations in MEIA

      Sam Moarbes
      Sam Moarbes Director of Government and End User Computing Operations in MEIA Sam Moarbes is highly insightful and has analytical expertise with over 20 years of strong experience in IT management. His knowledge extends to Lebanon, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Sam has taken on different IT-related activities, including leading the planning, development, execution, and follow-up of IT projects across several business sectors. In addition, he oversees all commercial, operational, and financial aspects of the services provided by SITA Service Centres to key companies and customer bases in 189 countries across the world. Sam has demonstrated the capacity to manage and deliver worldwide projects to the highest standards and within deadlines and agreed budget and deadlines. Sam also has a master’s degree in Business Computers and an MBA in International Management from HEC Montreal, as well as technical certifications such as MCSE, MCDBA, PMP, ITIL, and Six Sigma Black Belt.
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      Bridget Makhura

      Regional Commercial Director

      Bridget Makhura
      Bridget Makhura Regional Commercial Director Bridget Makhura is a supply chain and logistics expert with over 15 years of experience. Supply chain management, process improvement, project planning, business strategy, business process improvement, change management, project management, data analysis, new business development, operations management, team leadership, research, and process engineering are among her core skills. Bridget has finished the Management Development Programme, which has successfully added to her current skill set, in addition to her MSc in Chemistry and MBA. Her research interests include female leadership roles as well as the practices and skills needed to be a successful leader.
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      Michael Onmonya

      Field Service Engineer

      Michael Onmonya
      Michael Onmonya Field Service Engineer Michael has over two decades of expertise in oil and gas operations, equipment maintenance, and safety supervision, including Deep Water, Semi-Submersible Platforms, Jack ups, Swamps, Land Rigs, Liquefied Natural Gas Installation, and Production Process Plant. He also has experience installing, commissioning, troubleshooting, maintenance, performance auditing, and optimizing equipment such as decanters, pumps, mud mixers, high-speed separators, plate heat exchangers, and freshwater makers. Michael is also a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, the Nigeria Council of Engineering Regulation, and the Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has also completed several courses and training, including Basic Offshore Safety and Evacuation Training, H2S Training, Safety Management, Leadership, and Supervision, to mention a few
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      Meshal Al Otaibi

      Cybersecurity Director

      Meshal Al Otaibi
      Meshal Al Otaibi Cybersecurity Director Meshal Al Otaibi is a seasoned Information Technology Professional with more than 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity Management and the telecom sector. His primary areas of competence are information security, software development, information technology, servers, and Windows servers. Meshal has extensive experience developing, building, and implementing technology- governance, risk, and compliance frameworks, as well as reviewing these frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure they are in accordance with the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) and the High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS). Meshal is also a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH v7) and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has also completed a variety of programs and certifications, including Six Sigma (Black Belt), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Cisco Certified Network.
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      Fahima Alhamaty

      Product Manager

      Fahima Alhamaty
      Fahima Alhamaty Product Manager Fahima is an experienced Product Manager with a track record of success in the medical device sector. She is knowledgeable with medical gadgets, hospital administration, business development, product launch, and healthcare. Her primary area of experience is in company development, and business strategy, in the healthcare industry. In her present position, she is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s sales management, as well as designing sales tactics to increase market share and enhance existing revenue streams. Fahima has also completed many pieces of training and certifications in a variety of areas, including confronting global and local issues in ethics, Covid-19 contact tracing, and offering her skills to assist society to thrive.
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      Ernest Kweku Otoo

      Director of Facilities Management

      Ernest Kweku Otoo
      Ernest Kweku Otoo Director of Facilities Management Ernest is a multi-skilled Facilities Management Professional and Mechanical Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in Retail FM Operations and multi-disciplinary engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and South Africa. He has extensive technical and managerial expertise, as well as a practical understanding of facility management systems such as space management, CAFM/CMMS, and energy management systems. Ernest furthermore demonstrates project management abilities to execute a standardized program. He would be well-versed in the creation of FM strategies and SOPs, as well as the execution of new solutions. Ernest has demonstrated managerial talents in P&L management, contract management, revenue optimization, and infrastructure maintenance management, among other areas. He holds a Certified Energy Manager Certification and has completed several programs and courses to advance his profession.
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      Egerton Osaretin

      General Manager- Customer Operations Support

      Egerton Osaretin
      Egerton Osaretin General Manager- Customer Operations Support Egerton is a dynamic expert with more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including 11 years in management. Egerton is involved in the creation and execution of a 61 million customer base’s Client Care Strategy, from inception to successful implementation, for various customer groups across multiple contact points, virtual and/or physical. He has been a part of MTN Nigeria’s digital transformation, supporting the self-service concept and its execution in various formats such as terminals, online chat, and the IVR, to name a few. Egerton was also a part of the MTN- Nigeria’s “Social Media for Service” revolution, which saw a rise in the continuous usage of platforms like as Twitter and Facebook for service delivery. He also specializes in call centre management and the adoption and optimization, of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). He is skilled at analyzing consumer trends and patterns to make the best business decisions and protect the bottom line. He continues to promote process improvement through client input and research, ensuring that tried-and-true best practices are implemented.
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      Arjuna Jayasuriya

      Senior Officer- Projects and Planning

      Arjuna Jayasuriya
      Arjuna Jayasuriya Senior Officer- Projects and Planning Arjuna Jayasuriya is an experienced professional with almost two decades of experience in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, banking, and government initiatives. He has prior experience working closely with boards and senior management on company strategy and operations. As a result of his experience, he has formed his own limited liability business focused on ICT services, in collaboration with an Australian counterpart. Arjuna has also received several awards for the organizations for which he has worked, including the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, National Business Excellence Award, Emirates Social Award, Ideas Arabia Award, and Dubai Quality Award.

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