Singapore University of Social Sciences

Doctoral Dissertation

Doctoral Dissertation (DBA799)


DBA candidates are expected to complete a doctoral dissertation that reflects an original and independent scholarly contribution to the knowledge and practice in the fields of business and management. This will culminate in a thesis examination, which is followed by an oral defense. DBA candidates will be guided by dissertation supervisors in the completion of the chapters of their dissertations. The culmination of a doctoral candidate’s final stage of graduate research study lies in the writing, submission and defense of the dissertation.

Level: 7
Credit Units: 80
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • The topics would be aligned to the topic of the dissertation

Learning Outcome

  • Prepare a scientific and rigorous research proposal
  • Critique and evaluate academic literatures and industry reports
  • Analyse and discuss research results
  • Conclude implications of results
  • Plan and execute data collection
  • Organise and interpret data with strong analytical skills
  • Construct a detailed and comprehensive dissertation
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