Available in 2017
Course code



20 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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

HKMA - Hong Kong

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 2017

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 3 - 2017

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 I GSBR6302 Dissertation Project II GSBR6303 Dissertation Project III GSBR6304 Dissertation Project IV GSBR6305 Dissertation Project V GSBR6306 Dissertation Project VI

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

Additional contact hours by arrangement.