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"Over 92% of our MBA graduates get jobs with top companies within a year after graduation"
- MBA Survey 2020
36 Months
Start Date
September 2021
Apply till
June 2021
Lagos Business School DBA

Doctoral degree designed to enhance executive and professional practice

Our DBA is a doctoral-level, practice-focused research programme designed to help develop an evidence-based approach to management and practice. It suits experienced professionals with managerial capabilities and leadership values, looking for quality doctoral management education that combines flexibility with a strong academic rigour.

We understand that the need for senior practitioners to stand out as thought leaders in their organisations and wider occupations has become necessary in the evolving business complexities. Hence, we have designed our programme to enhance the capabilities of business leaders to solve the complex problems facing us.


We designed our programme to accommodate the busy schedule of a busy working senior executive. The DBA courses are delivered in a blended fashion that combines the power of face-to-face sessions with the flexibility of online content. The classroom sessions are scheduled on a modular basis in which students are in school for a period of one week every two months for lectures, seminar, and other classroom activities. The first year of the programme will be dedicated exclusively to course work. The second-year will be dedicated to course work and research while the third year will focus on research work.

The case-study method is used to facilitate learning. Each course uses 20 cases on average.

Learning Objectives
  • Knowledge of the Main Business Disciplines

    Graduates should have a well-rounded knowledge of the main business disciplines, embodying an understanding of their theoretical foundations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems

  • Problem Solving Capabilities

    Graduates should be able to demonstrate problem solving capacity through lateral, critical, innovative and creative connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems. They should also have developed the capacity to perceive many relevant features in business problems and situations, overcoming purely functional points of view.

  • Analytical Competence

    Graduates should have developed the capacity to apply relevant tools of economic, financial and quantitative analysis

  • Global Perspective

    Graduates should have a global perspective, based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organisation and an acquaintance with current Nigerian and global best practices

  • Ethical Standards

    Graduates should have internalised high standards of professional ethics. They should see the management profession as an opportunity of service to society and to other members of the organisations in which they work.

Structure & Calendar
Year 1
Internship July 2022 – September 2022


Year 2
1st Semester Semester 1 (September – February)
2nd Semester Semester 2 (March-August)
Exchage (Inbound) October 2022 – December 2022
Exchange (Outbound) January 2023 – March  2023
  • Year 1

    Course Work

  • Year 2

    Course Work and Research

  • Year-3


  • Complete an online application here

  • All supporting documents should be attached before submission

  • You will be contacted for an interview as part of the application process

  • All applications undergo a thorough screening process prior to confirmation of admission

  • Get fee and requirements information HERE