The DSc in Strategic Management is a postgraduate professional and practice-based doctorate designed with 2 taught modules, but has an emphasis on acquiring industry and professional skills in addition to conducting original research at the doctoral level. With the main focus being original research and the application of existing knowledge and understanding, this practitioner-professional and practice-based doctorate requires significant research to be undertaken in the workplace. This should have a direct positive effect on the individual’s organization in relation to policy, practice and change, as well as improving personal practices.
Overall Programme Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the creation, understanding and interpretation of new knowledge through research to satisfy peer review.
- Systematically acquire and analyse a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice.
- conceptualise, design and implement a project for the creation of new knowledge and its applications, and be able to adjust the project on encountering unforeseen problems.
- make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data, and be able to communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- continue to undertake pure and/or applied research and development at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches.
- demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, in professional or equivalent environments.
Assessments are based wholly on course work, assignments and doctoral research and dissertation submitted by learners.
The following are the normal entry requirements:
A good first degree plus:
- an MBA or equivalent social science related Masters degree;
- the candidate must be actively engaged as a practitioner at a senior level in their chosen field.
There are 2 taught modules (30 ECTS) and a Thesis (90 ECTS). The modules are:
- Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management (15 ECTS)
- Advanced Business Research Methodologies (15 ECTS)