Academic Regulations: Faculty of Social Sciences
|School||Southampton Business School|
|Final Award||Doctor of Business Administration|
|Programme(s)||Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)|
|Last modified||April 2023|
The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.
On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.
- Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
- Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
- Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.
The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.
The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists:
The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists:
The following variations apply to students commencing the DBA programme before the Academic Year 2018/19.
Existing University regulation
Responsibilities of the Research Student
Providing regular updates on progress (through Activity Reports on PGR Manager, or equivalent system), at least every three months.
|Providing regular updates on progress (through Activity Reports on PGR Manager, or equivalent system), at least every six months.|
Progression Monitoring and Reviews
Please refer to the Code of Practice for Research Degree Candidature and Supervision for original text.
DBA students will be required to complete the progression milestones detailed below. Two attempts at each milestone are permitted; failure to meet the criteria for a successful progression review will lead to a termination of a student's candidature in line with the Procedures for Circumstances that may lead to termination of postgraduate research degree candidature.
At month 12, DBA students will submit a 3000 word thesis critique for assessment by their supervisory team.
At month 18, DBA students will submit a 5000 word literature review for assessment by their supervisory team.
At month 24, DBA students will submit a 5000 word reflective document for assessment by their supervisory team.
Research proposal (Confirmation)
At month 24, DBA students will submit a 10,000 word research proposal, which will form the Confirmation assessment, as stated in paragraphs 65-70 (The Second Progression Review (Confirmation of Doctoral Candidature)) of the Code of Practice for Research Degree Candidature and Supervision.
At month 36, the DBA students will submit a reflective document and evidence portfolio relating to professional development for assessment by their supervisory team.
The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations:
- DBA students will be required to Pass the module MANG7001Research Methods, in months 1–24. Students will be awarded a Pass for a mark of 60 or greater. A Pass in MANG7001 will be considered to have partially fulfilled the criteria used by the Confirmation Panel to determine whether or not to recommend Confirmation of Doctoral Candidature.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.
As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration; however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.