The Lagos State University in short “LASU” Becomes 1st University in Nigeria to Offer DBA and DPA Degree Programmes. Expect more details below.
LASU is the 1st University in Nigeria to Offer DBA and DPA Degree Programmes
The Dean, Postgraduate School, Lagos State University, prof. joseph olagunju has reliably informed that the university is now occupying an enviable position of being the first institution of higher learning to offer the doctorate degree programmes in Business administration (DBA) and Public Administration (DPA) respectively.
This news was made known at the historic orientation programme that was organized by the University for all the newly admitted candidate for both Doctor of business administration and Doctor of public administration on Saturday, 28th November 2020. The event took place at the well-furnished Faculty of Management Sciences resource Centre, Main Campus, Ojo Lagos.
Prof. Olagunju While congratulating the first set of students that were offered the admission for these Programmes narrated a brief history of the two (2) programmes, gave insightful information on the registration, method of payment(s), meaningful roles and contributions of Past MBA and MPA Students on the programmes, general rules and regulations guiding and the new programmes, and most importantly made Clarification between Ph.D and DBA/DPA programmes.
He Warmly appreciated all the new students for deciding to make the right decision of joining an academic institution of great repute – Lagos State University. He also congratulated the Faculty of Management Sciences for blazing the trail and for coming out as the first faculty to kick – start the programmes, noting that the faculty of education is currently at the concluding stage of hers.
However, making Clarification on the difference between Ph.D and DBA, the revered Professor of medical Biochemistry said “ Although both are focused on Business Administration are quite different. A Ph.D in business administration is a research – Oriented doctoral degree ideal for those that are interested in pursuing a career in academia and contributing to business scholarship, while a DBA degree focuses on theoretical Knowledge that can be applied in other to the practice of business and business management. “Adding that a Doctor of Business administration or Dba degree is a terminal business-focused degree that would in turn provide practical Knowledge that can be applied directly applied in the workplace.
Prof. Olagunju also stated that DBA and DPA programmes focus on making provision of students with the real -world, Business Oriented Critical thinking and problem-solving skills. He stated that students that earn a doctorate in business administration/public Administration will equip them with working knowledge based on the latest business/administration research, theories and trends.