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Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


Doctor of Business Administration (ONLINE)

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About the Programme

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a mark of differentiation. With increased internationalisation, businesses are recruiting leaders from across the globe and they are seeking the most competent and qualified candidates.

A DBA demonstrates your willingness to attain the highest qualification in the dynamic field of business administration and a strong commitment to professional growth.

This qualification also opens the door to high-level consultancy opportunities, and can qualify you to join the faculty of many reputable universities. 

What Will I Study?

  • How to employ qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to solve business challenges and drive strategic decision-making in the dynamic global business environment
  • How to maximise on investment into information communications technology in alignment with present and future business goals
  • The factors impacting the competitiveness of businesses, industries, and societies operating in a global economy
  • The tools to successfully carry products and services to international markets, negotiate international contracts and facilitate foreign trade
  • How to analyse risk and make financial decisions for solid corporate investments
  • How to prepare comprehensive feasibility assessments and winning business plans to secure investor interest and support 
  • How to undertake an applied research project that makes a significant contribution to business knowledge


The academics in the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management are student-centred experts who partner with DBA candidates as they develop the skills to consult at the highest levels and conduct applied research projects geared to tackling the business challenges confronting local, regional and international business entities.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Management Analyst  
  • Entrepreneur
  • Logistician
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Administrator

Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Additional Information

The courses in this programme are typically delivered online. The research component may demand some level of face-to-face interaction with academic faculty and other stakeholders.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: DBA
  • Duration: 4 yrs full time; 7 yrs part time


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  1. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies For Managerial Decision-Making
  2. Multivariate Analysis
  3. Global Management Trends
  4. Strategic Use Of Information And Communication Technology
  5. Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  6. International Marketing

This programme carries a critical research component.  The research paper/thesis must be a significant contribution to knowledge, and must be orally defended through viva voce. 

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2023)  = BDS $ 40,000
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2023-2024. 

The DBA programme seeks candidates who have an/a:

MBA qualification from a UWI-approved institution


Master’s degree from a UWI-approved institution with a minimum B+ average


A proven record of accomplishment at managerial level


Five (5) years full-time lecturing experience in a management related discipline at the tertiary level

All applicants being considered for acceptance shall be interviewed. Academically exceptional students who do not possess the requisite work experience will be considered.

The potential candidate must also submit an indication of research interest, the reason for the pursuit of same and expected outcomes. The essay of no more than eight hundred (800) words must be submitted with the application.

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