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English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE (Test of Written ENglish). The DBA (HEM) is a part-time research degree at the doctoral level completed in approximately four years. The minimum time for completion of the degree is three years and the maximum time allowed is eight years. It aims to: ? Assist you in exercising professional responsibility and leadership roles in areas of strategic planning, decision-making and organisational change. ? Provide opportunities for you to test theories of strategic and organisational development in your own settings, and thereby advance knowledge in these areas. ? Develop those research skills appropriate for middle -senior levels of institutional management,so that roles are exercised in full knowledge of the ethical, political and theoretical issues involved. ? Equip you with the ability to use research for policy improvement, the sharing of ideas and good practice (especially in different cultural settings) and the generation of explanatory tools grounded in theories relevant to good contemporary institutional practice. HOW DOES THE DBA (HEM) DIFFER FROM A TRADITIONAL DOCTORATE? The DBA (HEM) is part of the generic group known as professional doctorates. It differs in philosophy and structure from the traditional research doctorate in that: ? It gives particular priority to the development of candidates as managers, the ?reflective professional?. ? It places a high priority on the beneficial transfer of research and learning to the workplace, whether higher education institution or higher education agency. ? It is interventionist in its relationship to the topics being investigated, and adopts an applied, problem-based focus to research. ? It regularly brings the cohort of participants together in residential periods or via electronic media to share experience, views and good practice, and to generate mutual peer support. ? It seeks to provide an international experience for candidates in terms of both student mix and a structured comparative study of higher education management. ? It is more structured, combining research-based assignments and a major research project, within a more prescribed time-scale, helping participants to combine study with their work and encouraging a high completion rate. It is, however, important to stress that the programme is at doctoral level in terms of: ? The expectation of original enquiry and contribution to knowledge, rigour, validity and conceptual underpinnings. ? The admissions criteria for the programme which are comparable to those for a PhD. ? Moderation by external examiners against universally accepted criteria.

English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE (Test of Written ENglish). The DBA (HEM) is a part-time research degree at the doctoral level completed in approximately four years. The minimum time for completion of the degree is three years and the maximum...

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