The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Royal Roads University is a research-based doctoral program oriented to applied business management research designed primarily for working professionals who aspire to be leaders in their field or sector and who want to independently develop original, impactful research on the practice of management. It is designed to combine the strengths of the professional doctorate with the research value and rigor common to a more traditional PhD.
The program is designed to respond to the need for high quality, rigorous, relevant and applied research that bridges theory and practice and contributes to the advancement of the Canadian economy. The program is a 60-credit program which normally takes four years to complete. The program is delivered in a blended model, through a combination of short intensive residencies and online courses. A candidacy examination, dissertation and oral defence will also be required.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The adjudication panel will look for evidence of sufficient management knowledge, skills and competencies; appropriate work and management experience; progressive professional development; leadership potential; intellectual curiosity; a commitment to dedicating time to the program; and a capacity to take on independent applied research.
The following will be used in assessing the eligibility of applicants for admission:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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