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Summary
Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)
  • CRICOS: 077414G

Study Mode
  • External
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

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Take your business-oriented research to the highest level

The Doctor of Business Administration is a high-level, business-oriented doctoral research program. If you are a business professional and already have a Masters degree such as a Master of Business Administration degree, the Doctor of Business Administration will extend and develop your theoretical and empirical understanding to enable you to identify and resolve business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

With your doctorate you can pursue a career as an academic, consultant or manager in a diverse range of industries worldwide.

Courses to be studied Units
Specialisation courses 4
plus research coursework
2
plus research dissertation  18 
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 23840
On-campus AUD 26160

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • An Australian university coursework Masters degree or equivalent
  • 5 years full-time equivalent work experience, including at least 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a managerial position
  • Submission of a satisfactory preliminary research proposal, as determined by the Higher Degrees Review and Admissions Committee

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

CRICOS: 077414G

Admission is dependent upon the Faculty's capacity to supervise the proposed dissertation. Prospective candidates should consult with the DBA Research Program Coordinator before preparing their preliminary dissertation proposals. Research concentrations are updated periodically.

Closing dates

Applications may be submitted at any time, but it is ideal to allow a minimum of 20 working days between when you submit your application and the start of your requested semester.

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