In line with the updated guidelines from our University partners, the College Board has approved a change to the fee structure for all our programs, effective January 2024 onwards. In line with the updated guidelines from our University partners, the College Board has approved a change to the fee structure for all our programs, effective January 2024 onwards.

Doctor of Business Administration

The 3-year online program aims to nuture the competence of business and management professionals to become more effective evidence-based practitioners, contributing significantly to the advancement of their profession.

Program Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offered by Woolf is a three-year online program that uniquely integrates rigorous academic analysis with practical relevance and application. The program aims to cultivate the ability of business and management professionals to become more effective evidence-based practitioners, contributing significantly to the advancement of their profession.

Key Features:

  • Integration of Academic and Practical Components: The DBA program seamlessly blends academic rigour with practical application, enabling students to tackle real-world challenges effectively.
  • Development of Evidence-Based Practitioners: The program focuses on evidence-based practices to enhance professionals’ ability to make informed decisions and drive positive change within their organizations.
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Application: Students will acquire in-depth knowledge at the forefront of academic research and professional business practice, learning to conceptualise, design, and implement projects aimed at generating new knowledge and applying the latest ideas in the discipline.
  • Research and Inquiry Techniques: Participants will develop proficiency in advanced research methodologies and inquiry techniques, enabling them to conduct rigorous academic research and contribute to the advancement of their field.
  • Duration and Focus: This is a three-year applied Doctorate degree program with a focus on organizational management and leadership.

By completing the program, graduates emerge as dynamic leaders equipped with a deep understanding of business theory and practice, poised to make meaningful contributions to their professions and industries.

Want to know more?

Discover additional information about the program

    Online MBA UK

    Program Structure

    Tier One: Advanced Research Planning and Methodology for Business

    Tier Two: Research Development and Progress Review
    Tier Three: Thesis Completion and Viva Voce Examination

    Learning Outcomes

    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

    MBA in Dubai

    Alexandros Spyridonis

    MBA in Health and Safety Leadership

    I extend my gratitude to Exeed College for all the support the team has given me to achieve this degree. Thank you Exeed Team. I am very happy and excited for the exciting experience…
    MBA in Abu Dhabi

    Anesh Soni

    MBA in Operations and Project Management

    My journey with Exeed was very exciting. I am very lucky to be benefitted from the several of the opportunities I got from Exeed College. I have started off with the Project Management….
    Online MBA UAE

    Armila Devi Ramasawmy

    MBA in Global Banking and Finance

    I have banking experience of more than 30 years. I work in Mauritius. I have started my MBA in Global Banking and Finance just after the world pandemic. I can say the faculty..
    Executive MBA in Dubai

    Imad Abou Antoun

    MBA Health and Safety Leadership

    I will start with the professors and teachers in Exeed College. They have exceptional ability in making students comprehend the most complex of concepts. I have had many personal experiences where the tutors…
    Fast Track MBA UAE

    Joeward Tawanda

    MBA in Health and Safety Leadership

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Exeed College for all the support the team has given me to achieve this degree. It has been a challenging journey for me But with the help of Exeed College…
    Best online MBA Programs in Dubai

    Johnpaul Uzonwa

    MBA in Health and Safety Leadership

    I am an HSE professional working in Abu Dhabi. I graduated from UCAM University with an MBA in Health and Safety Leadership. This was made possible through Exeed College. I have been studying in Exeed College…

    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

    About Woolf University, Malta

    Woolf is an accredited higher education institution in Europe with license number 2019-05. There are 49 countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Degrees issued in the EHEA are normally automatically recognized between all member countries, but final decisions are always made by the country, EHEA countries use a credit system called ECTS–the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. 

    The ECTS system is the most widely recognized form of accreditation in the world. Degrees with ECTS accreditation are normally automatically recognized by receiving institutions around the world, including Canada and the United States. Woolf issues degrees with ECTS accreditation. 

    1. Woolf degrees are recognized by about 57 countries who are under treaty obligation as signatories to the Lisbon Recognition Convention. The full list of signatory countries can be found on the United Nations website and the Council of Europe website.
    2. Multiple Education Credential Assessment agencies, like ECE and FIS, have already recognized Woolf master’s degrees as equivalent to US master’s degrees. ECE also determined the Woolf’s accreditation is equivalent to US regional accreditation.
    3. Woolf has been deemed “a recognized university” for purposes of immigration and citizenship in Canada.
    4. Woolf is a collegiate higher education institution: all constituent member colleges benefit equally from Woolf’s accreditation and have the power to enrol students in their college degrees.

    Woolf is listed on the EU’s Europass website. Click here to search for other Woolf degrees.

    Doctorate Panel

    MBA Courses in UAE

    Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    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.
    UCAMMBA

    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani
    Dr. Noor holds the degree of PhD in Commerce (Management Sciences) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Her research interest includes Organizational Behavior, Business Creativity, HR Practices and General Management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at University Level. She also holds a high reputation due to her extraordinary contribution in Research and got award for outstanding research contribution in 2021 by Bath Spa University, UAE. As a trainer Dr. Noor has conducted professional trainings on Research methods Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Where she has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from highly qualified faculty. She has around 30 national and International research publications.
    business management doctorate

    Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera

    Professor
    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.
    doctorate in management

    Prof. Michael Akerib

    Faculty
    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. Vivek Mohan

    Dean – Academic and Student Affairs
    Dr. Vivek Mohan

    Dr. Vivek has extensive experience managing multicultural, high-achieving teams in higher education domains related to the Middle East, the UK, and the US in terms of strategy, operations, and delivery. He is the recipient of the prestigious Medici Enterprise Award for commercialisation of research (UK) and various GCC leadership and organization awards. He holds a PhD in Business Management (UK) and an MSc in International Business (UK), a Doctorate in Management (Spain), an M.Phil in Applied Leadership (Spain) and is certified in Block Chain from UCLA (US), education design from UCL (UK), Project Management from CMI (UK) and blended learning from UNSW (Australia).

    He started his career as an operations consultant and has worked in product development and education design. Dr. Vivek has published and presented papers in international journals and conferences across the globe on topics such as Sustainability, Expatriate Performance and Synchronous online learning. With more than fifteen years of experience in both academia and consulting, he has worked closely with several highly regarded American and British universities on international alliances and digital implementation of higher education programs. Dr. Vivek has consulted for the UK Government (Arts Council, England) and held faculty and researcher positions at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Leeds Business School, UK. Dr.Vivek has consulted and trained for public institutions and MNCs, including the ICC Cricket Council headquarters, PWC Middle East, Petrofac, Sharjah Co-op and WJ Groundwater.

    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 recognized institution.
    • 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

    Our Alumni Work At

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

    UCAM MBA
    UCAM MBA
    MBA in General Management
    MBA General Management Courses
    UCAM Dubai
    MBA General Management Online
    Best General Management MBA Programs
    UCAM MBA
    Best MBA for General Management
    MBA in General Management
    Best MBA for General Management
    MBA General Management Courses
    MBA in Dubai
    UCAMMBA
    Online MBA in Dubai
    Online MBA in Dubai
    Online MBA
    Online MBA Dubai
    Online MBA in Dubai
    Business Management Doctorate

    Speak to our Admission Team