UCAM University

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.

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Fee Structure

AED 48,000

Course Duration​

24 to 36 months

Awarding Body


Study Mode

Online Learning

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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.


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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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

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In-depth Knowledge of Your Field

Increased Opportunities

A Higher Earning Potential

Reputation and Credibility

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Doctorate Panel

Prof. Michael Akerib


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


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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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