Course Brief

This course presents the first step in a basic review of the nature of research and methods for business and management doctoral students. It will provide students with the practical research tools and the theoretical background for critiquing and designing research on a variety of topics. It also serves as a useful guide as to the content required in a thesis, the nature of examination for a doctoral degree, and how to generate research questions and write in an appropriate ‘academic’ style..

  • Distance Learning
  • Doctorate in Business Administration - DBA



    The Doctorate in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School is an integrated doctoral programme that develops applied research skills in strategic focus in various areas of Business Administration.

    This proagramme aims to produce business research professionals who can directly apply their doctoral level skills at a senior executive level in a business environment.

    The DBA offers a number of valuable benefits:

    •  builds on the internationally successful MBA programme, utilising established distance-learning-based delivery and support systems;
    • produces applied research professionals – people who are able to analyse complex business issues and develop original and reliable solutions; and
    • generates an understanding of synergies and insights that can only be developed by integrating different disciplines within the context of original research.