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Durham University Business School | Durham Doctor of Business Administration at Fudan (Durham DBA at Fudan)

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72 monthsProgram duration

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Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

Durham Doctor of Business Administration (Durham DBA) at Durham University

[email protected]


The Durham DBA at Fudan is a part-time executive doctoral programme delivered at three leading business locations across the world. 


Built on a partnership of over 10 years, the Durham DBA at Fudan is delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China; Durham University Business School in Durham, UK and the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, with Fudan being the main location. The Durham DBA at Fudan will enable you to bring an unparalleled combination of independent thinking and business knowledge to your organisation and your future career.


You will be part of two prominent research communities at Durham University Business School and the School of Economics at Fudan University – both hubs of lively debate and experienced diverse academics and managers from around the world. This programme is for motivated high achievers looking to focus on finance or management, through the development of their research, as well as their analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level.


The standard duration of the DBA at Fudan is six years, although students will be able to submit at any point after four and a half years subject to concession.


Core Modules


Practising Business Research


You will gain a core set of skills needed for a programme of doctoral-level research and you can access guidance in the development of your own research project.


Strategic Visioning, Leadership and Change Management


Looking at the key issues of leadership in terms of behaviour, perception and social construction with a specific focus on methodological issues, you will further develop your knowledge and critical understanding of them. You will also enhance your knowledge and understanding of key issues relating to organisational change.


Global Corporate Strategy


You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how globalisation and the global environment of business shape corporate strategy and performance. The impact on corporate strategy of infrastructure, major institutions, government policies, as well as other global factors will be considered, along with conceptual and analytical models for developing and evaluating global corporate strategies.


Design Thinking for Innovation


Delivered in the Silicon Valley (USA), at the global home of both technological innovation and the design thinking community, this module will enable you to observe, research and participate in product and service development processes first-hand.


You will have an opportunity to research and develop an original product prototype, and receive feedback from commercial designers, product development managers and venture capitalists, as well as leading academics.


Business connections are integral to this module, and you will visit companies such as Netflix, Tech Crunch and the Oracle Design Labs.


This approach used will encourage you to become more entrepreneurial, a marketer, a visual strategist and a storyteller. You will also gain a comprehensive toolkit to address real-world innovation challenges.


Theory into Practice (Level 5)


You will become familiar with relevant and rigorous theories, aware of theories you can take advantage of, develop the ability to identify a suitable research topic and generate theoretically relevant research questions. You will also gain the ability to identify suitable research methods, to appreciate ethical issues in research and to make an important contribution to both academic knowledge and the practical business world.


You will work under your doctoral first supervisor creating an oral defence of your research design in front of an independent panel, as well as a 15,000-word assignment based on a comprehensive literature review.


Elective Modules – Finance


Global Financial Markets and Institutions


Through a rigorous grounding in the theory of modern finance and an understanding of the most important current research in finance, you will learn how institutional economic theories, in particular those related to corporate governance, impact on the development and application of financial theories and research. 


Financial Data Analysis and Econometrics Methods


Building on your knowledge of econometric methods, you will learn specific enhanced technical skills and develop the tools needed to model, analyse and predict financial markets. You will have the ability to undertake advanced level research and gain an understanding of the relevance and importance of alternative qualitative and quantitative approaches to research 


Elective Modules – Management


Applied Behaviour Analysis


You will be equipped with the advanced conceptual and practical skills necessary to identify and develop a professional and ethical behavioural intervention programme. This will be developed through a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principles, concepts and implementation of applied behaviour analysis and skills needed to evaluate and critique behaviour-analytical research. 


Advanced Business Data Analysis and Consultancy 


This module will enable you to undertake advanced level research in the area of business, and enable you to understand the relevance and importance of different approaches to research. Building on your knowledge of business methods, you will also develop specific advanced technical skills and tools needed to analyse business issues. 


Doctoral Thesis


On successful completion of taught modules you will then progress to a programme of supervised, independent, research. Your Doctoral Thesis will be no more than 60,000 words and will demonstrate both your academic knowledge and professional business experience. 


You will have a personal first academic supervisor allocated before you start your second elective module, and then a full supervisory team will be appointed at the start of your Theory into Practice Module. Your supervisors will give you support and guidance throughout your Doctoral Thesis. 


You will be in regular contact with your supervisors, this can be by email or video/tele-conferencing, and through this you will have contacts with academic research communities based at Durham and Fudan. You will be required to present regularly on your progress to an audience of faculty members and student peers. 


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Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

Durham Doctor of Business Administration (Durham DBA) at Durham University

[email protected]


The Durham DBA at Fudan is a part-time executive doctoral programme delivered at three leading business locations across the world. 


Built on a partnership of over 10 years, the Durham DBA at Fudan is delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China; Durham University Business School in Durham, UK and the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, with Fudan being the main location. The Durham DBA at Fudan will enable you to bring an unparalleled combination of independent thinking and business knowledge to your organisation and your future career.


You will be part of two prominent research communities at Durham University Business School and the School of Economics at Fudan University – both hubs of lively debate and experienced diverse academics and managers from around the world. This programme is for motivated high achievers looking to focus on finance or management, through the development of their research, as well as their analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level.


The standard duration of the DBA at Fudan is six years, although students will be able to submit at any point after four and a half years subject to concession.


Core Modules


Practising Business Research


You will gain a core set of skills needed for a programme of doctoral-level research and you can access guidance in the development of your own research project.


Strategic Visioning, Leadership and Change Management


Looking at the key issues of leadership in terms of behaviour, perception and social construction with a specific focus on methodological issues, you will further develop your knowledge and critical understanding of them. You will also enhance your knowledge and understanding of key issues relating to organisational change.


Global Corporate Strategy


You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how globalisation and the global environment of business shape corporate strategy and performance. The impact on corporate strategy of infrastructure, major institutions, government policies, as well as other global factors will be considered, along with conceptual and analytical models for developing and evaluating global corporate strategies.


Design Thinking for Innovation


Delivered in the Silicon Valley (USA), at the global home of both technological innovation and the design thinking community, this module will enable you to observe, research and participate in product and service development processes first-hand.


You will have an opportunity to research and develop an original product prototype, and receive feedback from commercial designers, product development managers and venture capitalists, as well as leading academics.


Business connections are integral to this module, and you will visit companies such as Netflix, Tech Crunch and the Oracle Design Labs.


This approach used will encourage you to become more entrepreneurial, a marketer, a visual strategist and a storyteller. You will also gain a comprehensive toolkit to address real-world innovation challenges.


Theory into Practice (Level 5)


You will become familiar with relevant and rigorous theories, aware of theories you can take advantage of, develop the ability to identify a suitable research topic and generate theoretically relevant research questions. You will also gain the ability to identify suitable research methods, to appreciate ethical issues in research and to make an important contribution to both academic knowledge and the practical business world.


You will work under your doctoral first supervisor creating an oral defence of your research design in front of an independent panel, as well as a 15,000-word assignment based on a comprehensive literature review.


Elective Modules – Finance


Global Financial Markets and Institutions


Through a rigorous grounding in the theory of modern finance and an understanding of the most important current research in finance, you will learn how institutional economic theories, in particular those related to corporate governance, impact on the development and application of financial theories and research. 


Financial Data Analysis and Econometrics Methods


Building on your knowledge of econometric methods, you will learn specific enhanced technical skills and develop the tools needed to model, analyse and predict financial markets. You will have the ability to undertake advanced level research and gain an understanding of the relevance and importance of alternative qualitative and quantitative approaches to research 


Elective Modules – Management


Applied Behaviour Analysis


You will be equipped with the advanced conceptual and practical skills necessary to identify and develop a professional and ethical behavioural intervention programme. This will be developed through a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principles, concepts and implementation of applied behaviour analysis and skills needed to evaluate and critique behaviour-analytical research. 


Advanced Business Data Analysis and Consultancy 


This module will enable you to undertake advanced level research in the area of business, and enable you to understand the relevance and importance of different approaches to research. Building on your knowledge of business methods, you will also develop specific advanced technical skills and tools needed to analyse business issues. 


Doctoral Thesis


On successful completion of taught modules you will then progress to a programme of supervised, independent, research. Your Doctoral Thesis will be no more than 60,000 words and will demonstrate both your academic knowledge and professional business experience. 


You will have a personal first academic supervisor allocated before you start your second elective module, and then a full supervisory team will be appointed at the start of your Theory into Practice Module. Your supervisors will give you support and guidance throughout your Doctoral Thesis. 


You will be in regular contact with your supervisors, this can be by email or video/tele-conferencing, and through this you will have contacts with academic research communities based at Durham and Fudan. You will be required to present regularly on your progress to an audience of faculty members and student peers. 


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

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Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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