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The Aberdeen DBA is a professional doctorate that enables you to take a dynamic research-based view of real world management issues. It is equivalent in terms of academic rigour to a PhD but is more applied in nature. The aim is to generate new knowledge and understanding which will contribute to enhancing the policies and practices of modern management. As such we will offer you the opportunity to blend the latest academic thinking with your knowledge and skills, enabling you to make a significant contribution to your organisation and profession. You will establish a portfolio that is appropriate to your professional andor specialist path, and underpins your chosen research topic. You are required to develop a coherent Personal Learning Plan that encompasses specific modules that address particular needs, interests and aspirations. An important component of the Personal Learning Plan will be to provide stretching targets during the first fifteen months. An important part of the Aberdeen DBA is to develop your subject knowledge. You will complete 4 taught modules, selected under guidance from those offered by the Aberdeen Business School or by other Schools in the University. This interdisciplinarity is entirely in keeping with the complex range of issues faced by senior professionals. Modules Studied may include: Leadership and Strategic Management Human Resource Management Knowledge Management Marketing Decisions Operations Management Financial Management To provide you with a strong foundation in advanced research methodologies, you will also be required to complete 3 modules in research methods. These modules will require you to undertake a literature review, and develop and articulate a complete research proposal, setting out its aims, objectives, methods, and timetable. The research modules are: The Principles of Research Methods The Presentation and Communication of Research The Evaluation of Research Stage 2 You will be required to produce a dissertation of up to 80,000 words. You will continue to be provided appropriate support in the form of the Principal Supervisor who will ensure that there is an ongoing programme of work in place and you will be required to complete an annual progress report.

The Aberdeen DBA is a professional doctorate that enables you to take a dynamic research-based view of real world management issues. It is equivalent in terms of academic rigour to a PhD but is more applied in nature. The aim is to generate new knowledge and understanding which will contribute to enhancing the policies and practices of modern management. As such we will offer you the opportunity...

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