The University of Western Australia

Doctor of Business Administration

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

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.

Designed for

Graduates in post graduate business administration or a cognate area


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


  • Business administration

Standard entry requirements

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

Study pathways

Master of Business Administration

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Crawley.

This course is Student Contribution exempt for domestic students under the Research Training Scheme (RTS).

Further information

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

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