DBA & Doctorate Degrees
A doctorate degree, also called a doctor’s or doctoral degree, traces its etymology to the latin word docere, meaning “to teach”. It is the highest academic qualification awarded by a University and confers upon the awardee the distinction that they are capable of teaching at the University level for their chosen degree field. There are a number of doctorate degrees today, some heavily academically focused while others are more professionally focused, but all being equal in level, qualification and research intensity.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the most well known doctorate degree and is awarded for a range of disciplines such as business, humanities, art and the sciences. Professional doctorates such as a DBA – Doctor of Business Administration, is on par with a PhD in every way but tends to focus on the practical over the academic; research methodologies are used to solve real world business challenges. The DBA doctorate degree is highly suited to very senior managers, directors and business professionals.