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DBA - PhD in Operational Management

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DBA - PhD in Operational Management in Italy 2024
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The DBA program in Operational Management at MSBM, consisting of 180 ECTS credits, is intended to provide business students, managers, practitioners, and leaders with advanced knowledge, research, and analytical skills to tackle the most challenging business issues. Unlike master's degree programs, the DBA program emphasizes the practical application of theory to actual business challenges. As part of a transformative learning experience, students are expected to enhance their research skills and approach business scenarios from a fresh perspective, using research methods to devise solutions that promote organizational efficiency, growth, and long-term sustainability.

The program offered by MSBM for a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Operational Management is both flexible and demanding, as it can be completed fully online and allows students to set their own pace. The duration of the program will depend on whether students opt for a coursework or research-based pathway. While the majority of students complete the program within three years, those on the research pathway may earn the qualification in a shorter period.

The MSBM DBA in Operational Management program focuses on applying research to real-world business challenges so that executives, managers, and practitioners can use what they learn in their organizations immediately. Our goal is to help students develop a high level of expertise in all aspects of business and Operational Management. The program coursework emphasizes the development of research, writing, presentation, critical and analytical thinking, and change management skills.

Upon completing the program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize research methodologies to investigate business situations and tackle business challenges
  • Perform primary and secondary research to gain insight into business challenges
  • Apply a thorough comprehension of business and Operational Management principles and practices to forecast outcomes
  • Possess advanced proficiency in business communication
  • Communicate complex ideas, strategies, plans, and tactics in a clear and effective manner
  • Demonstrate expertise in creating meaningful reports using data collection, cleaning, interpretation, and visualization techniques.
  • Participate in academic and professional research activities that could result in publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrate high-level proficiency in implementing robust research methodologies, study design, and study execution to create a thesis as part of the doctorate qualification requirements.

The course is delivered in two segments. 

Segment 1 consists of Seven modules, each one with an assignment and Segment 2 consists of a RESEARCH REPORT(paper)


Segment 1:

Modules: You will be awarded a level 8 Diploma for the completion of the coursework of the following modules.


ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS:

This module will equip students with the qualitative and quantitative principles to undertake research at the doctorate level. The research principles will include a review of theoretical principles informed by Research Philosophy and Research Approach along with empirical research principles involving Research Strategy, Data Collection Method and Data Analysis Method. Additionally, students will be equipped to make appropriate judgements based on ethical practices during the PhD research.

 

ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

This module will aim at the management of human beings in a complex organisation; recruiting, selecting, training, promoting & motivating human beings. Increasing personal loyalties & managing personnel to elevate individual contribution, increasing quality & lowering operational costs.

 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS:

The course presents conceptual frameworks and models which will assist students in analyzing competitive situations and strategic dilemmas and gaining insight into strategic management. This course will synthesise previous course materials within the business programmes. Lectures are supplemented with case studies.

 

ADVANCED BUSINESS THEORIES:

The course aims at helping PhD candidates develop an appreciation for the intellectual growth of business as a discipline. Students will have an opportunity to view the historical growth of the field from an economic to a behaviourally-based discipline. By studying multiple articles on each topic, students will gain an understanding of the way academic knowledge is developed, as well as be exposed to contemporary social science methods.

 

GLOBAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

This module aims to provide the principles of asset valuation and financing in competitive global financial markets. The course is organized around the three main ideas in Finance: The time value of money, Diversification and risk, Arbitrage and hedging. The time value of money is a basic determinant in the valuation of assets such as bonds, stocks, futures, and options. The classes on diversification and risk provide a thorough grounding in the trade-off between risk and return given by modern portfolio theory. In discussing arbitrage and hedging, we demonstrate how to hedge market, interest rate, and foreign exchange risks. This involves using futures and options.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR:

Theoretical statements of individual and group behaviour in organizations will be examined in this course. Student presentations and discussions will include detailed treatments of organization design, change, and reorganization, as well as inter-organizational relationships.

 

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT:

This module captures the essence of research in advanced theory and practice of business management that include areas such as Analysis of modern management theories, Development of organizations, Dynamics of organizational behaviour and relationship to effective administration in addition to the Models of communication, motivation, and leadership.


Segment 2 - RESEARCH/THESIS:

Here, you will produce an academic standard research report in this segment. This segment will last nominally for one-two year. Your specialization depends on the topic you will select for the research.

This module provides the most critical information about the study course and assignment submission.

  • Navigating the MSBM Study Portal

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  • Course Structure and Guidelines

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  • VIDEO - How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Writing

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  • Harvard Referencing Style Guide

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  • How to Summarise - Assignment Guide

    Downloadable material to advance your understanding of this module.

  • Summarising, Paraphrasing, Quotation for your Assignment

    Downloadable material to advance your understanding of this module.

This module will equip students with the qualitative and quantitative principles to undertake research at the doctorate level. The research principles will include a review of theoretical principles informed by Research Philosophy and Research Approach along with empirical research principles involving Research Strategy, Data Collection Method and Data Analysis Method. Additionally, students will be equipped to make appropriate judgements based on ethical practices during the PhD research.

  • Research Philosophies and Principles

     

  • VIDEO - Overview of the Research Onion

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  • Selecting a Research Topic

     

  • Searching and Reviewing Literature

      

  • VIDEO - How to write a Literature Review

    Watch this video to gain further insight.

  • Developing conceptual Framework

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • PDF - How to create a Conceptual Framework

    Downloadable material to advance your understanding of this module.

  • Research Strategy and Design

     

  • Research Methods I

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Research Methods II

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • PDF - How Observation is Used As a Research Method

    Downloadable material to advance your understanding of this module.

  • Research Methods: Data Analysis

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Research Proposal and Writing Up

     

  • Research Ethics

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • QUIZ - Advanced Business Research Methods

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

This module will aim at the management of human beings in a complex organisation; recruiting, selecting, training, promoting & motivating human beings. Increasing personal loyalties & managing personnel to elevate individual contribution, increasing quality & lowering operational costs.

  • Dynamics of Human Resource Management

     

  • Enhancing Human Resource Management Competencies

      

  • Human Resource Management as a Strategic Partner

     

  • Concepts in Managing and Utilizing Human Resources

     

  • Optimizing Organizational Productivity and Performance Management

     

  • Advanced Human Resource Management

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

The course presents conceptual frameworks and models which will assist students to analyze competitive situations and strategic dilemmas and gaining insight into strategic management. This course will provide a synthesis of previous course materials within the business programmes. Lectures are supplemented with case studies.

  • Concepts in Strategy Evaluation

      

  • Understanding the Strategy Formulation

     

  • Concepts in Implementing Strategies

      

  • Business Analysis Case Studies

      

  • Understanding Business Analysis

     

  • Strategic Management and Business Analysis

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

The objective of this course is to provide the principles of asset valuation and financing in competitive global financial markets. The course is organized around the three main ideas in Finance: The time value of money, Diversification and risk, Arbitrage and hedging. The time value of money is a basic determinant in the valuation of assets such as bonds, stocks, futures, and options. The classes on diversification and risk provide a thorough grounding in the trade-off between risk and return given by modern portfolio theory. In discussing arbitrage and hedging, we demonstrate how to hedge market risk, interest rate risk, and foreign exchange risk. This involves using futures and options.

  • Global Financial Management Landscape

     

  • Understanding Exchange Rate System

     

  • Understanding International Equity and Debt Markets

      

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investment

     

  • Country Risk Analysis, International Banking and Trade Finance

     

  • Global Financial Management

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

Theoretical statements of individual and group behaviour in organizations will be examined in this course. Student presentations and discussions will include detailed treatments of organization design, change, and reorganization, as well as inter-organizational relationships.

  • Understanding Leadership Processes

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Understanding Organisational Structure

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Dynamics of Teams and Groups in an Organisation

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Organisational Context and Contemporary Organisational Behaviour

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Dynamics of Individual Behaviour in an Organisation

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Organizational Behaviour

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

The course aims at helping PhD candidates develop an appreciation for the intellectual growth of business as a discipline. Students will have an opportunity to view the historical growth of the field from an economic to a behaviourally-based discipline. By studying multiple articles on each topic, students will gain an understanding of the way academic knowledge is developed as well as being exposed to contemporary social science methods.

  • The Development and Complexity of the Organisation Theory

     

  • Advanced Discussion on Rational and Natural Theorists

     

  • Marketing as a science, advance marketing theory, and philosophical thoughts

     

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Finance

     

  • Current Research Perspective In Business Theory

     

  • Advanced Business Theory

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

This module captures the essence of research in advanced theory and practice of business management that include areas such as Analysis of modern management theories, Development of organizations, Dynamics of organizational behaviour and relationship to effective administration in addition to the Models of communication, motivation, and leadership.

  • Exploring the Legacy of Pioneering Management Thinkers

     

  • A Historical and Theoretical Overview of Management and Social Responsibility

     

  • Advanced Critical Theory, Critical Management Studies, and Critical Realism

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Advanced Theoretical Foundation of Organizational Behaviour and Change Management

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Advanced Theory of Quality Management

    Self-paced pre-recorded learning content on this topic.

  • Advanced Management

    Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

Here, in this segment, you will produce an academic standard research report. This segment will last nominally for two years.

All MSBM courses are accredited by the relevant partners and awarding bodies. Please refer to MSBM accreditation in about us for more details.

Master’s or an equivalent recognized academic title in Business and Management
Master’s or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline with over five years of managerial and/or business experience
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline with over eight years of managerial and/or business experience

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in the English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

Workshops are conducted through live webinars for online students.

Weekly write-up webinars and monthly supervisor meetings will be held to offer better coordination between the student and the supervisor and achieve optimal professionalism in writing the research report.

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