Doctor of Business Administration

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This program is designed for research-oriented individuals working in management positions in business, public service and non-profit organisations. It enhances students' research skills and develops their independent and critical thinking so they can contribute state-of-the-art knowledge through research in their chosen fields. Students write a thesis of up to 60,000 words. The thesis will normally focus on a topical and relevant business issue and is expected to make a significant contribution to the understanding of management or business issues, policies, strategies or practice.

Entry Requirements:

MBA of this University or equivalent; or the requirements for provisional admission to PhD and a minimum of 7 years' appropriate experience


Five coursework units and a Doctoral thesis (total of 144 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration

Study Pathways:

Master of Business Administration

Further information:

The Doctor of Business Administration can be completed in three years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

Who for:

Graduates in post graduate business administration or a cognate area

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Related Careers:

Management Consultant,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Part time 8 years
Crawley No info Yes Full time 3 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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