The defense is partitioned into two components: First component is open to everyone.
This component will include the dissertation presentation of approximately 30 - 40 minutes, followed by the questions and an open discussion.
The candidate may be questioned on the subject of the dissertation and additional topics related to the field of study or candidate's ability to organize and conduct research.
The committee members may ask questions directly and the audience should first ask permission to do so from the Chairperson who can stop or interrupt questions if they are irrelevant or take too much time.
The student’s mentor, with assistance from other faculty, will evaluate the proposal in terms of significance of the problem being investigated, the suitability of theories being applied, the research design and the expected data collection and analysis.
Successfully defended proposals will satisfy the Dissertation Research requirement in the fall semester of the third year.The dissertation proposal must be presented in the form of a written document and provided to the members of the committee at least 30 days before its oral presentation.If the doctoral committee approves the proposal, the student can move to the second stage of the main dissertation preparation and writing.It is expected that research at the doctoral level will make a material contribution to knowledge in the student's discipline and that it will demonstrate the student's ability to develop and carry out independent research.The doctoral committee administers the dissertation preparation and defense.A good DBA dissertation should contain the following elements: Five hard copies and a soft copy (for the plagiarism check) must be submitted to the committee at least 30 days before the date of the dissertation defense.The candidate should verify, by contacting each member of the doctoral committee, that the dissertation is acceptable.When all members of the Doctoral Committee have approved the proposal, the proposal represents an agreement between the student and the committee that the theoretical and methodological approaches being taken are considered acceptable if the work is conducted appropriately and within the established timeline. Either there is no datastream for the digital object "uk-ac-man-scw:247477" with datastream ID of "null " OR there are no datastreams that match the specified date/time value of "null " .The student’s dissertation is expected to make a significant contribution to the understanding of a business phenomenon.Each student will prepare a written proposal for the dissertation, drawing significantly on the work they have done in their four research projects (R1 through R4).