The SBS DBA programme is intended for practising managers who continue to hold professional positions in parallel with their part-time studies. Their employer’s support will thus be crucial to successful completion of the degree. The minimum period of study for DBA candidates will reflect the learning conditions under which the candidate is working. So for instance, for a candidate who maintains a consistent effort on their research of 17-18 hours per week, the minimum duration of study would normally be 72 months. However, with the approval of the Associate Dean (PGR) this minimum period may be reduced to reflect the efficiencies achieved by researching and working at the same site.

The maximum period of study for part-time DBA candidates must be regularly reviewed and confirmed by supervisors. Candidates must submit a thesis for examination within the maximum period of study.