Top 4 Benefits Of The AIB DBA According To Candidates

Top 4 Benefits Of The AIB DBA According To Candidates


The decision to undertake further study, in particular a research degree, is one which requires much thought. There are a number of higher education providers to choose from, each offering unique programmes. To help you with your decision, we spoke with four of our current candidates and recent graduates of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Each candidate shared their highlights of the AIB DBA programme, and explained the benefits that they have enjoyed since undertaking the research. 

1. Real changes are made – Dr Joseph Khan

For Dr Khan, AIB’s work-applied learning (WAL) model was critical to the results he achieved throughout his DBA. “Using the WAL method and completing the AIB DBA has taught me how to think and approach problems, and how to really bring about change in an organisation”, he said. When undertaking the DBA, assignments and research projects are designed to be implemented within a workplace, providing a truly practical education. Dr Khan enjoyed the fact he was able to make real changes within his role, and credited the DBA for this. Throughout the DBA, “you are actually designing something that is fit for purpose and relevant and practical. It is not normal run-of-the-mill training but is actually an intervention that is geared towards change”, he added.

2. An internationally recognised programme – Nguyen Thuy Hong Van

When weighing up your study options, accreditation is one of the most important factors to consider. Notable accreditations ensure that your degree is both respected and valued around the world, by industry and government. When reflecting on her study experience, Nguyen Thuy Hong Van touches on the benefits of being a graduate of AIB. “Holding an internationally recognised degree – especially one from Australia – supports me in my career, in my promotion, and in my personal development,” she said. Van can be confident that her AIB DBA is of high value, no matter where her career takes her in the world.

3. A degree of the future – Carlo D’Ortenzio

With a focus on practical learning and research which can be applied directly into your role, there is no surprise that the AIB DBA is considered a ‘degree of the future’. Throughout the entire programme, there is a focus on implementing future organisational changes, and maintaining an up-to-date business perspective. As Carlo D’Ortenzio puts it, “I would encourage anyone wanting to develop and elevate their career to seriously consider a DBA – it’s a qualification of the future. Employers of tomorrow are looking for intellectual soundness with the ability to analyse, manage and lead, and this programme is the perfect foundation for this.”

4. Fantastic support systems – Lisa Mohammed

With any research programme, support networks are important for the success of the candidates. At AIB, a highly qualified, experienced and committed doctoral team supports every candidate of the DBA. These supervisors closely monitor the progress of candidates, and are recognised as specialists in action research and case research themselves. Current DBA candidate Lisa Mohammed explains that she has received a lot of help, encouragement and support from AIB Founder Selva Abraham. “That has been my greatest positive – despite all the challenges, AIB treats me like family, which means so much to me, and I feel so comfortable relating to the staff that I could not ask for anything more,” she said.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the AIB DBA programme, please visit our website.

This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB. 

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