DBA
 
 
DBA

Graduates of the DBA program at MSM Kuwait will be equipped to find creative solutions at the very frontier of today’s management challenges. The first  two years of the degree focuses on coursework whilst the focus of the remaining two years is applied fieldwork. The fieldwork research is based on applied research and research in application. As such, it draws upon practical business administration issues and challenges at the organizational level. The DBA emphasizes interdisciplinary understanding, problem-solving skills and intellectual leadership – resulting in MSM graduates obtaining lifelong benefits in their personal development and in their management roles.

The duration of the DBA program ranges from four to six years and the prgram is delivered in Kuwait. The DBA Programs begins with four modules that are spread over the first two years of the program. The modules cover the following four areas: Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods and Academic Writing in English. Each module consists of 36 contact hours. A large part of the literature review in your field of research is done through individual reading under the guidance of the appointed advisor. This review provides the basis of the research proposal, which is presented in a seminar after the coursework has been successfully completed. The research committee decides on whether or not a student is eligibe for further studies within the program based on the research proposal and the student's performance in the reseach seminar.

Students who are eligible to proceed with the field research, take the next step which involves gathering and analysing their data and then interpreting their findings. The outcome of the research is a disseration, which is a book-length manuscript that represents an original contribution to a field of management. Originality can be demonstrated in numerous ways including the development of a new conceptual framework and the creative application of existing analytical concepts and tools to address relevant issues in a particular industry. In the final stage of the program, students defend their dissertations in front of a Dissertation Defense Committee that consists of both MSM Kuwait faculty and external experts in the fields in which their dissertations are based. Note that students must travel to MSM Netherlands to defend their dissertations.