Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Develops research skills and demonstrates the student's command of theory and research methods through their application in an original piece of empirical research. The dissertation project of approximately 30,000 - 40,000 words embodies an original investigation of an approved topic. Students must demonstrate competence in reviewing the appropriate literature, developing appropriate research questions and research methodologies, undertaking fieldwork and presenting the findings in a scholarly manner. This is part four of a six part dissertation project.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 1 - 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 2018

HKMA - Hong Kong

  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To enable completion of the DBA dissertation project.


Individually supervised research.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration program.

Assumed knowledge

GSBR6201 Research Methods I GSBR6202 Research Methods II GSBR6203 Literature Review GSBR6204 Research Proposal GSBR6301 Dissertation Project 1 GSBR6302 Dissertation Project II GSBR6303 Dissertation Project III

Assessment items

Thesis: Dissertation project

Contact hours

HKMA - Hong Kong and WebLearn GradSchool

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term