AIB DBA graduates are expected to make a difference to their organisation, to bring about critical change and development. The programme is structured to help participants achieve their objective in the shortest time consistent with quality research.

Research has always been central to the philosophy and development of the Australian Institute of Business (AIB). This stems from the interest and experience of the founder of the organisation, Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham, who during his time as a management consultant, saw the importance of the workplace as a rich source of learning and research.

AIB is unique amongst private providers of business education in Australia in offering advanced research degrees through to doctoral level.

Our research degrees are distinguished by their focus on work-applied learning, using action research or case research to produce a thesis that contributes directly to management practice. This is one reason why AIB is regarded as ‘the practical business school’.

Each of our research programmes responds to a different set of demands, recognising that managers are at different stages of their careers and have different needs at work. Thus, we offer a choice of three programmes: Master of Management (MMgt), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Current DBA research candidate profiles and research topics:

Marie Chittleborough

Exploring the Nexus between Spiritual Intelligence and Graduate Employability.


Associate Professor Roslyn Cameron
Dr Rajesh Johnsam

Daniele Dal Cengio

How to create a high performing team at BFT Automation Australia and New Zealand.


Dr Tricia Vilkinas
Dr Ingy Shafei

Lotoya Ellis

Supply chain sustainability through integrations within the context of Jamaica: the case of Heiniken.


Professor Devinder Grewal
Dr Imran Ali

Todd Reade

Exploring models of Corporate Governance in the Canadian non-profit sector.


Professor Devinder Grewal
Dr Donald Winchester

Leesa Taylor

An investigation into returning to the workplace after the death of a spouse or child, the impact on the bereaved and the workplace under the current arrangements and practices in Australia – NGO.


Associate Professor Roslyn Cameron
Dr Mohtsham Saeed
Dr Parth Patel