ESAMI/ SWISS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA) PROGRAMME
Date: 15 Aug 2019
1.0 THE DBA PROGRAM IN BRIEF
The doctoral program can be regarded as the most challenging, but also the most rewarding level in higher education. It is worth noting that the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme focuses on applied research regarding any management issues, while PhD studies aim at generalized knowledge. However, the standards, pathway and research rigor followed are basically the same. The focus of the doctoral candidates is mainly dependent on their objectives and career interests.
2.0 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The four-year Swiss School of Management (SSM) awarded DBA degree programme is made up of mainly three parts.
Part I - Research skills development modules which are done in the first year of the programme.
Part II - Research Proposal Development.
Part III - Data collection, Data analysis, Thesis writing and Defense
Research skills development part is done in form of workshops organized during the first year and students are supported in proposal development. This is done in form of class presentations and feedback and in one-on-one discussions with respective professors and programme coordinators. The main objective is to introduce students to research methods which is a critical component of scientific research at doctoral level. Doctoral students are required to appreciate the use of theoretical as well as analytical methods for application in their independent doctoral research.
The duration for the DBA programme is four years. Extension may be considered dependent of the candidate’s academic progression.
4.0 FEES STRUCTURE
The fee for the four-year DBA programme will be US$20,000. Fees can be paid in installments of US$5,000 per year for 4 years by arrangement.
5.0 REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants must hold a minimum of a Masters’ degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university with at least 3 years work experience at managerial level. Candidates must submit applications with the following attachments:
Duly completed application form
Certified copies of academic certificates & transcripts
Current curriculum vitae and letter/s of recommendation
A non – refundable processing fee of $30
2 passport size photographs
Preliminary research proposal
List of publications
Note: All workshops conducted during the first year of study are held at ESAMI headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania.
More information on the Doctoral programme can be accessed on ESAMI website www.esami-africa.org or obtained from ESAMI office nearest to you. Applications can be submitted to any of the addresses below before the programme commencement date.
TANZANIA ESAMI KENYA
Headquarters 4th Floor International House
P.O. Box 3030 P. O. Box 566628 - 00200
Arusha, TANZANIA Nairobi, KENYA
Tel: +255 27 297 0070/1/2/3 Tel: +254 20 222 8233
Fax: +255 27 297 0066 Fax: +254 20 2248814
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ESAMI DAR ES SALAAMESAMI ZAMBIA
3rd Floor, NIC Investment House 2ND Floor, Superannuation House
P.O. Box 22290 Ben Bella Road
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA P.O. Box 32132, Lusaka, ZAMBIA
Tel: +255 22 211 2670/ 213 5046 Tel: +260 211 222937
Fax: +255 22 211 3686 Telefax: +260 211 222968
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ESAMI UGANDA ESAMI MALAWI
ESAMI Centre 1st Floor, Development House
Plot 52 Bombo Road City Centre
P.O. Box 824, Kampala, UGANDA P.O. Box 31127, Lilongwe 3, MALAWI
Tel: +256 41 4 254 222 / 343 397 Tel: +265 1 774423/770253
Telefax: +256 41 4 232 168 Telefax: +265 1 770 957
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ESAMI NAMIBIA ESAMI SWAZILAND
Cnr Nelson Mandela/Sam Nujoma 3RD Floor, Lilunga House
HIDAS Centre Somhlolo Rd
P.O. Box 1836, P.O. Box 4234,
Windhoek 9000, Namibia Mbabane, SWAZILAND
Tel: +264 61 236 965/6 Tel: +268 240 48494
Telefax: +264 61 249 822 Telefax: +268 240 48495
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ESAMI ZIMBABWE ESAMI MOZAMBIQUE
6 Bantry Road, Alexandra Park No. 657, Floor 1, Avenida Julius Nyerere
P.O. Box 2627 P.O. Box 2077
Harare, ZIMBABWE Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
Tel: +263 242 744364/ 744935 Tel: + 258 21 487375
Fax: +263 242 745607 Fax: + 258 21 487375
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