Advantages of Professional Doctorate

Advantages of having a professional doctorate

A doctoral degree is the pinnacle of academic achievement. Students seeking these degrees go through a rigorous and difficult academic process. Thanks to years of advanced research and practice, doctoral degree holders are respected and positioned at the top of their field.

A professional doctorate and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) are the two main options available while earning a doctorate. Although they sound similar, professional and doctoral degrees are two different types of programs, each suited to a particular type of student.  

A PhD is an academic, research-based degree whose main goal is to develop advanced research skills and create new knowledge to share with others.

In contrast, a professional doctorate focuses on advanced practice of knowledge and skills, making it a degree for those with a more professional orientation. While these programs also help develop research skills, the focus is on applying that knowledge to industry to solve emerging problems.

There has been an increasing interest in professional doctoral programs in recent years, largely due to the changing needs of employers and the desire of professionals to improve their skills and knowledge. 

It may be a daunting journey, but the benefits of your degree and the skills you learn during your studies will certainly be worth it. Read on to learn about the benefits of a professional doctorate.

What Are the Benefits of Earning a Doctorate?

1. You’ll gain the skills to make a positive impact on your industry

A professional doctorate program prepares you to impact and potentially transform your chosen field. The doctoral students typically take existing concepts and problems in the industry, conduct in-depth research, and propose possible solutions.

This process aims to explain existing knowledge or discover new knowledge in an area, and the results can have important social and economic implications.

2. You can qualify for top-level positions

Most professional doctorate students are fairly established in their fields and careers. They may already be decision makers or managers who want to develop sophisticated skills to advance to the top levels of decision-making.

Earning a professional doctorate program will push your boundaries and teach you how to think properly and solve problems that are directly relevant to your profession.

3. You’ll demonstrate your higher-level skills

A professional doctorate proves that you have mastered excellent writing, research, and analytical skills. Many fields today require top professionals with these advanced skills.

Earning a professional doctorate certifies your efforts to achieve the highest level of education in your field and positions you as a master of the skills related to your field of study.

4. You can grow your professional network 

Whether you opt for a face-to-face or online program, your future classmates represent various fields and sectors and are attending school to progress professionally just like you. They become not only a great professional network but also a support system.

When you bring together many competitive people in a classroom to challenge each other, you will make more progress than you could have done alone. Building a professional network is also a great career benefit as it helps you exchange industry expertise and secure jobs.

5. You could see an economic payoff

A major reason to consider pursuing a doctoral degree is that it can increase your earning potential with your current or future employer. A person with a professional doctorate’s expected lifetime earning is $3.3 million. Many top positions also require a professional doctorate. 

After sacrificing time and money to get a degree, this can be pleasing to your ears. Taking it further, some fields will have higher payoffs than others. Remember to consider your future earning potential when calculating your investment return.

Is a professional doctorate right for you?

If you are considering pursuing a professional doctorate, it is important to understand how this approach can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. As explained above, pursuing a professional doctorate has valuable benefits such as industry impact, advanced skill development, and increased earning potential.

Do you want to expand your career options and earn your professional doctorate in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life?

Exeed College offers online doctorate programs in management and business administration to empower exceptional intellectual leadership talent in collaboration with top-ranked universities.

Doctor of Business Administration

City University, Malaysia

Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme equips graduates with analytical and problem-solving skills for undertaking independent research at the doctoral level. The aim is to find solutions to business problems at the national and international levels. Graduates are encouraged to disseminate their research findings through publications and journal articles.

Program Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme equips graduates with analytical and problem-solving skills for undertaking independent research at the doctoral level. The aim is to find solutions to business problems at the national and international levels. Graduates are encouraged to disseminate their research findings through publications and journal articles.

Fee Structure

AED 35,000

Course Duration​

3 Years

Awarding Body

City University, Malaysia

Study Mode

Hybrid Learning

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Modules

Doctor of Business Administration: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in Business Administration.

MODULES TOTAL CREDIT – 80

Code: DBA 7323

Objectives

In this course, students:

  • Learn the concepts, fundamentals, and management models and their applicability to the industry.
  • They are guided on the process and components required to build leadership capabilities and manage change within the students.
  • Exposed to various management  systems, their effectiveness, their drawbacks and application in leading organisations

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain essential management theories and models of successful management
  • Analyse the different organisational cultures and structures and the building blocks of organisations.
  • Apply control techniques to improve organisation effectiveness.

Code: DBA 7133

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn the concepts, fundamentals and models of information systems and their applicability to the IT industry.
  • Guidance will be given on the procedures involved in accumulating, processing, and disseminating various types of information within an organisation.
  • Exposed to various organisational systems, effectiveness, drawbacks and application in leading organisations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain why knowledge of information systems is essential for managerial end users.
  • Analyse how businesses can use IT for strategic competitive advantage.
  • Explain the major types of operations systems, and discuss how each supports the operations of a business.
  • Apply the systems approach, the systems development cycle, and models of information system components as a problem-solving framework to propose information systems solutions to business problems.
  • Assess organisations on their IT readiness and IT product quality.

Code: DBA 7123

Objectives

In this course, students will be:

  • The learners are taught the concepts, fundamentals and models of global marketing plans and systems.
  • Guidance is given on the procedures involved in forming an effective global marketing plan within an organisation.
  • Exposed to global marketing strategies, their effectiveness, their drawbacks and its application in leading organisations

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to: 

  • Explain how marketing strategies can provide for a more effective organisation.
  • Analyse how businesses can use different global marketing plans and strategies to obtain a competitive advantage.
  • Explain the major types of global marketing strategies, and discuss how each supports the operations of a business.
  • Compare and link their educational experience in global marketing with their workplace.

Code: DBA 7143

Credit: 4

Objectives

In this course, students will be:

  • Increase the cognitive understanding of basic leadership theories and models, the ability to evaluate their relevance, and the ability to apply them to specific situations.
  • Understand the meaning of leadership and begin to identify personal values, traits, and goals, and define a personal leadership style.  Be able to evaluate personal leadership effectively in different contexts. 
  • Improve knowledge and skills important to personal effectiveness in working with people in the leadership process, including,
  1. Diagnostic, evaluation, and planning skills.
  2. Effective communication and relationships

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the subject,  the students will:

  • Become fully familiar with leadership traits, behavior and motivation
  • Have a full understanding of leadership theory paradigms 
  • Will be able to explain a leader’s role in creating a culture that supports teams and the management of diversity in a learning organization.

Code: DBA 7313

Objectives 

The primary objective of this course is to enable the DBA candidates to be thoroughly familiar with the strategic role of HRM for organisational performance. This requires the design and application of formal systems in organisations to ensure human talent’s effective and efficient use to accomplish organisational goals.

Upon completion of this course, candidates will also become fully knowledgeable of the activities that must be undertaken to develop and maintain an effective workforce and also the competencies to find the right people to place them in positions where they can be most effective and develop them further to enhance their contribution to the companies success. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, the students: 

  • Become thoroughly familiar with the strategic role of HRM in improving organisational performance.
  • Will be able to adopt a strategic approach for developing human capital through training and development to drive performance.
  • Will have the competencies to undertake Human Resource Planning with capabilities for assessing organisational needs and matching them with quality employees.

Code: DBA 7243

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn about awareness and understanding of essential issues in corporate finance.
  • Learn to relate financial and theoretical models to real-world phenomena.
  • Exposed to “classic” finance contributions, however, current financial developments will also be discussed. 
  • Exposed to potential avenues for future research interest in finance 
  • Guided on the use of tools from contract theory and game theory. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse various theories and paradigms of finance
  • Explain the various theories, concepts and fundamentals of finance
  • Apply different financial policies, investment policies and resource allocation in organisations
  • Compose special financial written reports on organisations
  • Critique organisations operations using relevant financial theories

Code: DBA 7233

Objectives 

The objective of this course is to make students understand the international dimensions of accounting and financial reporting. Through readings, research, problem-solving, case analysis, and class discussions, students should be able to develop analytical and practical skills to deal with international financial reporting issues and problems effectively.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the subject, the students will:

  • Become thoroughly familiar with the main topics in international accounting 
  • Gain knowledge about the differences in financial measurement and reporting practices that exist internationally and learn about the measures employed to cope with differences.
  • Learn about the international financial reporting standards (IFRS) movement and the implications of reading financial statements based on IFRS.

Code: DBA 7253

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn the concepts, fundamentals, and strategic management models and their applicability to the industry.
  • Be guided on the procedures involved in the strategy formation and implementation within an organisation.
  • Get exposure to different strategic management systems, their effectiveness, drawbacks, and application in leading organisations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain problematic issues within any organisation, give an overall analysis and make strategic suggestions to solve them.
  • Analyse strategic processes within organisations and identify accurate choices of strategies which affect firm performance.
  • Analyse and critique thoroughly how the various functional areas (e.g., marketing, MIS, or finance) interact with each other and ultimately contribute to strategy.

Code: DBA 7113

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn the concepts, fundamentals and techniques of research.
  • Get guidance on the research procedures from the research problem identification, literature review, data collection, analysis and conclusion.
  • Exposure to the various research methodology, effectiveness, weakness, and application.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different research methodologies and select the appropriate methods for the student’s research area.
  • Analyse research journals and study different forms of research methodologies in a given research area.
  • Write a detailed framework for the research area under study.
  • Compare and assess different organisations by use of the research methodology tools.
  • Analyse their organisations using research tools to improve effectiveness.

Code: DBA 7213

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Taught the concepts, fundamentals and techniques of quantitative methodology and its applicability to the industry.
  • Guided on quantitative skills to enhance teaching and learning to provide professional development as a lecturer/academician/practitioner.
  • Exposed to various statistical tools, their effectiveness, their drawbacks and their application.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different statistical and econometrics tools and select the appropriate tools for the student’s research area.
  • Analyze various business management problems with the use of selected statistical tools.
  • Apply standard statistical packages like SPSS and eVIEW

Code: DBA7333

Thesis 1: Topic selection and research framework

Credit: 6

Thesis 2: Literature Review

Credit: 6

Thesis 3: Proposal defense

Credit: 6

Thesis 4: Data Collection

Credit: 6

Thesis 5: Data Analysis

Credit: 6

Thesis 6: Discussion and Write Up

Credit: 6

Thesis 7: Thesis Defense

Credit: 6

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Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

Recorded session for offline viewing

World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

Regular webinars by industry leaders

Assignments for module assessments

Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

Online library to further enhance your knowledge

Dissertation on your area of research work

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What you’ll get as a Masters student with Exeed College

In-depth Knowledge of Your Field

Increased Opportunities

A Higher Earning Potential

Reputation and Credibility

Better Networking Skills

Keeps You Competitive

Doctorate Panel

Prof. Michael Akerib

Consultant

Prof. Michael Akerib
Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education, and academia. He has always been interested in change – sociological, and technological, and the blending of the two and its impact on determining the future. His professional experience was acquired in corporate leaders in their field (Dow Chemical, Merrill Lynch, COMILOG) in Africa, France, and Switzerland. He was the CEO of a South American gold and diamond mining corporation in the early 1990s. As a consultant, he devised strategies for SMEs in areas as different as metals and luxury products. Since 1991 he has been involved in executive education and academia in over 20 countries. He has created curricula, and franchised educational programs he created, was dean, managing director of business schools, and rector. He is still active in higher education in Belgium, France, Romania, and Switzerland.

Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera
Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera is an enthusiastic, energetic leader and has occupied executive roles such as Financial Manager, Group Accountant, Company Secretary, Human Resource Practitioner and Administration Manager for large, listed corporations in Zimbabwe for 18 years, before joining the academic world. He is a well-rounded scholar with research interest in micro – lending companies, social entrepreneurship, finance, banking, accounting, managing people, education, fintech, sustainability and training. Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economic and Management Sciences with Administration, Master of Philosophy in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Management Accounting Diploma and Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (CISA) Diploma.
Area of Expertise: Human Resources Management, Research Methods and Dissertation, Strategic Change Management, International Marketing, Strategic Human Resources Management, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Operations Management, Strategic Management and Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Sustainability, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Risk Management.

Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

Faculty

Dr. Rekha Shewakramani
Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field. Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations. She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India. She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.

Dr. Vivek Mohan

Dean – Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Vivek Mohan
Dr Vivek is an award-winning researcher with several years of experience leading the design, delivery and digital transformation of programs in higher education in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Leeds Business School, UK. His corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council, WJ Ground Water and Petrofac. Dr Vivek holds a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from the UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blockchain essentials (UCLA), blended learning essentials from the UK (UCL-Leeds), and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of the British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. He is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton and basketball.

If you’d like to gain the complete skill set to succeed in today’s business world, this is the area for you.

Method of Assessments

  • By assignments
  • Research Proposal defense (VIVA panel)
  • Thesis Defence (VIVA panel)

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must have an MBA or Master's degree or equivalent from recognised institutions.
  • Candidates must have at least three years of work experience at the managerial level.
  • Candidates must have a thorough command of written and spoken English. English level: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent

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Our learners occupy top positions in companies across industries and some of the world’s best-known firms

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FAQs

The course will be delivered by senior faculty with decades of experience in Management and Engineering. The panel of faculty have experience in academia as well as industry and this makes them quite suited for teaching professionals who are looking for the next big career progression. Our faculty hold doctorates from international universities like Dundee, Ohio, Texas, Leeds, and Stellenbosch, to name a few, and they have experience working with global organizations. The faculty include senior Director of Two South African firms, a veteran educationist who is a pioneer in online education; a business action coach and an HR Business Partner.

The evaluation is based on assignments for the modules and a Dissertation (project) towards the end of the program. We deliver one module at a time and each module will last for a 1-month post, in which you get a week’s time to complete the assignment. The finished assignment should be uploaded in the Learning Management System (LMS). The faculty will evaluate the assignment and publish your result on the same platform.

Exeed College has implemented a teaching methodology with a greater focus on practical expertise. After the enrollment, you will be given a unique user ID and password to access our online LMS. Our teaching is based on case studies presented via HD videos, which increases students’ involvement, and promotes active learning. The course can be done 100% online. Lectures will be delivered through our LMS and the assignments are to be submitted as a soft copy using your student login. Students benefit from 24/7 access to our award-winning study platform and online resources, which include the necessary study materials for their program:

  • Live interactive classes by senior faculties
  • A recorded session for offline viewing
  • Case studies delivered in HD-quality video
  • Online resources and publications
  • Full academic support
  • E-Books and revision kits
  • Quick tests for challenging your knowledge of key concepts and theories
  • A dedicated online forum for interaction with tutors and classmates
  • Access to success manager
  • Self-assessed mock assignments
  • Live chat feature for any technical support needed

Apart from 8 live interactive sessions for each module, the learners will benefit from the advantage of having these sessions recorded and archived in their LMS, in order to catch up with the missed live sessions. The learners will also have access to the bite-sized learning videos developed with the course content, access to e-library with hundreds and thousands of journals, case studies, presentations, videos, etc. at their disposal to enhance their learning.

As per European Education Framework, a learner has to achieve 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in order to get this qualification to be recognized as Masters by any European University and internationally as well. These 60 ECTS are equivalent to 180 UK credits.

UCAM is one of the fastest-growing universities in the European Region and is also one of the most innovative and forward-thinking universities. UCAM is ranked among the top 150 universities in the European Region by the Times Higher Education. Also ranked among the top ten for its Business Administration Program and MBA program in the region, UCAM alumni are currently working with leading companies including Microsoft, EY, PwC, Standard Chartered, PwC, Aramco, Sabic, HSBC, Google, Schlumberger, Air Liquide and Honey Well to name a few. UCAM is internationally recognized, and students can get it attested from the respective Foreign and External Affairs Ministry.

Yes, this will definitely help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS.

Each class has about 45 students from different nationalities working with leading companies. The batch of students consists of entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, supervisors, engineers, consultants, directors and senior executives. Also the students are from diverse sectors like oil & gas, government, media, construction, IT, Telecom, consulting, airline, manufacturing, banking, financial services, retail, pharma, FMCG and healthcare sectors. The current batch has students from Air Liquide, Schulumberg, Air Liquide, Saudi Electricity Company, Amazon, Noon, NMC Healthcare, ADFERT, Etihad, Emirates, Botswana Power Corporation, Allergen, Covance, Julphar and Nutricia to name a few.

Post completion of Part-1, you will be entitled to receive a Postgraduate Extended Diploma in Business Administration (Specialization), which is a Level-7 qualification. This carries 120 UK credits which you may choose to transfer towards your MBA top-up with the same University.

The fee of the program is as published on the website and the scholarship can be provided based on different factors. However, this one-year MBA with Exeed – UCAM is one of the most affordable programs in the UAE region and has a flexible payment plan of monthly installments to pay out the fee in a span of 12 months.

The program fee includes your registration to all courses (Part 1 & 2), certification, career support, course delivery.

You can apply by submitting the following documents: 

  • Application form
  • Most updated resume
  • Scanned copy of your highest qualification certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Passport size photograph

When it comes to an online study program the first question that comes to a student is whether it is a self-study program, but with Exeed College we are looking at more of a guided level learning program with live interactive sessions being conducted which already covers up the main factor involved in availing a full time MBA title. As per European Education Framework, a learner has to achieve 60 ECTS before he/she can be conferred an MBA by any European University. These 60 ECTS which are considered as a full time MBA title under global standards. Through Cambridge International Qualification (CIQ), Exeed has partnered with different Universities in Europe/UK/USA to assist busy working professionals to realize their dream of earning an MBA under a guided level learning program flexible and well-structured online based level platform.

MOFA stands for Ministry of Foreign Affairs. UAE MOFA attestation is mandatory on every document after UAE embassy attestation for getting a valid visa. UCAM MBA title is verified and recognized under MOFA. MOFA attestation is required for all those universities who do not have a physical campus  in the UAE.

MOHE stands for Ministry of Higher Education. MOHE  approves, accredits and recognizes only those qualifications which are pursued through a physical campus in the country of origin.

However, MOHE attestation is not mandatory for expats residing in the UAE. Therefore, UCAM MBA Degrees are attested and verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

-Yes, it is quite possible, as we follow the protocols of Recognized Prior Learning Policy (RPL) under which there are two categories:

*RPCL(Recognized Prior Credential Learning): Where the subjects learnt by the student (transcripts required) based on their previous qualifications (Master’s Degree or Level 6 &7 diploma) are mapped with our course modules post which he/she will be eligible for the Module exemptions.

* RPEL (Recognized Prior Experiential Learning):  Where the student documents will be mapped with the prior experiential learning (acquired through work experience), post which he/she will be eligible for some exemptions.

Any university in the world allows maximum exemptions of 1 or 2 modules only as per the policy, exceptional cases would be discussed with the authority concerned, to be taken into the consideration.

NOTE: Course fee and Module Exemptions are two independent factors regardless of the number of modules exempted, the course fee will remain the same. This should be noted by the student prior to raising the module exemption request.

Once the module exemption feedback is received, the Advisor concerned will submit the RPL Letter to the student stating the number of modules exempted along with its credits.

Yes, this will help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS, as we hold the World Education Services (WES) accreditation.

Exeed College has legal partnership with CIQ and UCAM, and so a qualification from each of these bodies is collated as one into the Master’s degree to facilitate added benefit to the working professionals.

Although the sessions are being recorded and archived on the LMS system which can be accessed at any time, the student would be required to achieve at least 70% of attendance, which will be captured during the live interactive platform.

Yes, we do provide services in attaining the attestation of a degree certificate with an additional service fee charge.

Students can get their certificates by attending the Graduation Ceremony at the UCAM University Campus, Spain (charges will be additional) or the Certificate will be directly couriered to the respective addresses provided.

All the courses are internationally accepted, including the UAE, and you will receive MOFA attestation for the same, if you wish. An additional charge will be there for the attestation.

Both Westford University and Exeed College are entities of the Westford Education group. We offer MBA programs through various Universities, but we have one University in common which is UCAM and we give different specializations comparing them.

We have mature entry routes for people who want to consider joining MBA, so there are students who have done 12th grade or maybe they have diploma, which is of a lower level, but since we want to enhance their profile on a more wider perspective, this is an additional bonus Diploma Level 7 given to them for enhancing their profile. It’s as good as a free certification.

This program is purely designed for working professionals, we take their time and comfort into consideration. Whatever a student learns in two year is combined into one which in turn saves more time and money.

We have many students from your country who have joined us of which we can assist you in giving references. Plus, we have references of our alumni, who have completed the course and you can talk to them on our website.

None, the services we provide to the high school or a graduate is the same. We don’t distinguish between the students on the basis of education.

It is always better to have an MBA rather than opting for the diploma programs. As a student you will be receiving UK Level 7 Diploma qualification as an added benefit included in the course fee.

6 to 8 months depending on the Deferment reason, if a student exceeds the promised deferment period, the student is bound to pay the registration fees.

PGED is 6 Modules which is 120 UK credits, whereas PG Diploma is 2 modules i.e. 40 UK credits.

Yes, definitely it holds a value as it is an added certificate in your profile. A student will gain instant free membership of 1 year affiliate level.

The dedicated career support team will assist you from your first semester at Exeed College until your graduation and beyond if need be.

There will be a further specified timeline given to submit the assignment once the initial deadline is expired. If the student still fails to submit then he/she will get a fine of AED 250.

As the program is purely designed for the working professionals there is no failing system. The student always gets an option of redoing the assignments.

Doctorate In Management

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Doctorate in Management

The Doctorate of Management, awarded by UCAM, Spain, is designed for executives who want to pursue research or want to lead their organizations towards achieving higher levels of success.

Program Overview

Achieve the holy grail of management: get your doctorate in management. This 3 year applied Doctorate degree in management and leadership research with a focus in organizational management and leadership will help you gain the skills and knowledge to research and tackle some of today’s most critical management issues. Doctorate in management is our flagship degree for people looking to acquire the knowledge and methods that professionals need in order to manage. A doctorate in management takes around three years to complete, including the dissertation stage, which involves conducting research into an area of management. Whether you’re interested in taking on board new ideas and using them to develop your own perspective on the subject, or simply want to earn your D.M., there are all kinds of career opportunities awaiting you once you have completed your studies.

Fee Structure

AED 48,000

Course Duration​

24 to 36 months

Awarding Body

UCAM

Study Mode

Online Learning

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EARLY EXIT AWARD

Successful students of stage 1 will be awarded MPhil-Management by Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Spain, if the student decides to exit without completing the final research thesis.

DURATION

Though the term for research is two years the learner can extend it for 1 more year. An ambitious student can even complete the research in one year also, based on their schedule.

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Modules

Doctorate in Management: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in Management. 

The program will be a three-year applied Doctorate in management and leadership research focusing on organisational management and leadership. The program will offer an additional exit award, Master of Philosophy in Applied Business Leadership and Management, to students who finish 1-year coursework and publish a scoping or systematic review on applied leadership and management topic, which is optional and can be claimed on payment as a researcher.

  • Introduction To Research Methods (10 ECTS)
  • Applied Research In Organizational Behavior And Leadership (10 ECTS)
  • Contemporary Research In Business Analytics (10 ECTS)
  • Innovation And Sustainability Research Perspectives (10 ECTS)
  • Action Research Approaches In Operational Management (10 ECTS)
  • Doctoral Research Proposal (10 ECTS)
  • Dissertation Registration
  • Confirmation of Supervision
  • Dissertation Completion
  • Defense
  • Total credits (180)

Learning Resources

Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

Recorded session for offline viewing

World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

Regular webinars by industry leaders

Assignments for module assessments

Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

Online library to further enhance your knowledge

Dissertation on your area of research work

What our learners have to say

Musab Salim Said Al Adwani

MBA in Health and Safety Leadership

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What you’ll get as a Doctorate student with Exeed College

In-depth Knowledge of Your Field

Increased Opportunities

A Higher Earning Potential

Reputation and Credibility

Progression to Doctorate

Keeps You Competitive

Doctorate Panel

Prof. Michael Akerib

Consultant

Prof. Michael Akerib
Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education, and academia. He has always been interested in change – sociological, and technological, and the blending of the two and its impact on determining the future. His professional experience was acquired in corporate leaders in their field (Dow Chemical, Merrill Lynch, COMILOG) in Africa, France, and Switzerland. He was the CEO of a South American gold and diamond mining corporation in the early 1990s. As a consultant, he devised strategies for SMEs in areas as different as metals and luxury products. Since 1991 he has been involved in executive education and academia in over 20 countries. He has created curricula, and franchised educational programs he created, was dean, managing director of business schools, and rector. He is still active in higher education in Belgium, France, Romania, and Switzerland.

Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera
Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera is an enthusiastic, energetic leader and has occupied executive roles such as Financial Manager, Group Accountant, Company Secretary, Human Resource Practitioner and Administration Manager for large, listed corporations in Zimbabwe for 18 years, before joining the academic world. He is a well-rounded scholar with research interest in micro – lending companies, social entrepreneurship, finance, banking, accounting, managing people, education, fintech, sustainability and training. Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economic and Management Sciences with Administration, Master of Philosophy in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Management Accounting Diploma and Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (CISA) Diploma.
Area of Expertise: Human Resources Management, Research Methods and Dissertation, Strategic Change Management, International Marketing, Strategic Human Resources Management, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Operations Management, Strategic Management and Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Sustainability, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Risk Management.

Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

Faculty

Dr. Rekha Shewakramani
Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field. Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations. She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India. She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.

Dr. Vivek Mohan

Dean – Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Vivek Mohan
Dr Vivek is an award-winning researcher with several years of experience leading the design, delivery and digital transformation of programs in higher education in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Leeds Business School, UK. His corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council, WJ Ground Water and Petrofac. Dr Vivek holds a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from the UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blockchain essentials (UCLA), blended learning essentials from the UK (UCL-Leeds), and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of the British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. He is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton and basketball.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must have an MBA or Master's degree or equivalent from recognized institutions.
  • Candidates must have at least three years of work experience at the managerial level.
  • Candidates must have a thorough command of written and spoken English.
  • English level: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent

*Degrees offered by UCAM are university’s accredited own awards and should not be misconstrued as nationally accredited awards in spain.

This Doctorate degree is awarded by UCAM under the provision of university private degrees – Título Propio

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FAQs

DM is applicable on the management side of progression whereas DBA is applicable in Business Administration. Also, DM has wider scope of applicability in both management as well as academic side of career progression.

Yes, it can be completed in 2 years, provided the research project is submitted within 2 years.

You will receive an early exit award of M.phil with an additional payment of USD 3000.

Yes, you can avail the M.Phil along with the DM certificate with additional cost of USD 1500.

You will be receiving faculty assistance by default and additional assistance by the course leader, course administrator, 2 supervisors (primary & secondary) and student engagement officer.

There will be classes weekly once (Saturday) for 3 hrs from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (UAE time).

All the sessions will be recorded so that you can catch up with missed out Live sessions.

The faculty are from different nationalities and are authorized by the university to deliver the classes. The research guide will be one of the faculty in charge of DM.

As a Master’s degree is mandatory to proceed to DM, you can first do M. Phil program for 1-year with the minimum fee of USD 6550 and then can do the rest 2 years of the DM program with fee of USD 9750.

The DM program can be completed in a maximum timeline of 4 yrs.

There will be two mandatory contact sessions with the research guide/faculty once in two months. You can also request for unlimited contact sessions for any assistance required

  • Extending research period beyond 2 years: USD 1000.00 per year (Max 4 Yrs.)
  • Module assessment submission extension charge: USD 100.00 (Max 14 days from original date)
  • Module retake charges (Year -1): USD 500.00
  • Change of research schedule and completion: USD 500.00 (If within 2 years period)
  • Module Deferral Fee: USD 250.00
  • Temporary withdrawal from the program: USD 500.00 (Current year fee to be settled in complete)
  • Resumption charges: USD 500.00 + Re-registration fee applicable at the time of resumption