Program Overview

The Doctorate in Arts (DA) programme entails research and scholarly enquiry, with a strong emphasis on professional practice, artistic creation, or applied research. The programme involves advanced enquiry into a specific area of study, learning theory and curriculum design. The program will give candidates exposure to coursework and the development of a substantial original dissertation. The Doctorate in Arts programme is a platform for those individuals who wish to build up skills in their professions of performative arts and Theatre or teaching by combining disciplinary training and effective pedagogical practices specialization. Get into dynamic learning through topical seminars and partaking in rigorous teaching training.

Salient Features

  • 36 Months online Program.

  • Specially Designed for Working Professionals

  • International Networking Opportunities.

  • Highly Qualified Industry Experienced Faculties.

  • Multiple specializations to choose from.

  • Discover the latest industry trends.

  • Develop real-life problem-solving abilities.

Achieve Your Dream

    Doctorate in Arts (DA)

    The Doctorate in Arts at EIMT is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to produce high-standard research that gives valuable contributions to the artistic community and society. The doctoral programme will delve into the educational sciences across an array of spectrum with specialization options for a variety of fields with emphasis on advanced and rigorous research. The programme invites applications from potential doctoral candidates in diverse fields with Master’s degrees. It is also open for professionals in teaching, educational leaders, policymakers, reformers, and professionals in varied fields of performing arts. The programme will give exposure to advanced scientific theories and research methods that will meet the demand for practical competency in the educational framework and beyond. Graduating scholars from the Doctorate in Arts programme will become competent teachers/educators and leaders in their chosen field of specialisation.

    The programme will be completed within three years with graduating students fulfilling the degree rewarding criteria. In addition to the intensive research-based study, they are required to focus on practical knowledge and training potential. The doctoral candidates will commit to significant coursework, conduct seminal research and make publications that will generate a remarkable impact in their field and society. The Doctorate in Arts at EIMT is segmented into an array of specialisations- Comparative Literature, Musicology, Theatre Research and Films and Television, Aesthetics. The programme is oriented towards building a robust foundation to work in the world of art, cultural life and research career.

    Program learning outcomes prepare students to

    Doctorate in Arts graduates will attain their doctoral degree cultivate remarkable skills and be competent in taking leadership roles in their own field of expertise. The programme outcome of the Doctorate in Arts at EIMT includes:
    • Gaining expertise in their chosen field with an interdisciplinary approach.
    • Ability to craft and develop a unique philosophy of teaching/training in addition to demonstrating advanced skills of pedagogical techniques and skills.
    • Ability to critically assess and evaluate creative arts and its social and scientific dimensions.
    • Skilled in navigating the problems of popular culture, methods of analysing and valuable interpretation of artistic works and arts administration.

    The Doctorate in Arts (DA) at EIMT is a fully online programme tailored to meet the needs of modern arts and artistic landscapes by infusing advanced scientific research methods and practices. The core specialisation papers will equip prospective professionals with more in-depth research-based findings and analysis and help in addressing the current problems.

    Doctorate in Arts

    • Eligibility: Master's Degree
    • Duration: 36 Months
    • Enrollment: Throughout the Year

    Why Earn your Doctorate in Arts with EIMT

    EIMT Unique Curriculum

    The curriculum is relevant and focused, providing you the opportunity to develop unique individualized projects.

    The curriculum is relevant and focused, providing you the opportunity to develop unique individualized projects.

    Application of Knowledge

    The Program allows you to apply management theories and put them into practice.

    The Program allows you to apply management theories and put them into practice.

    Industry Experience Faculty

    Work with credentialed faculty with years of industry experience.

    Work with credentialed faculty with years of industry experience.


    Courses are designed to build on knowledge and sequentially.

    Courses are designed to build on knowledge and sequentially.

    Individual Study Plan
    Practitioner Based Project/Dissertation:

    The first step for scholars is to draft their preliminary research proposal. This proposal can be an 8-10 page document that consists of essential factors of the DBA program. We have set up a pre-defined template to speed up the process of completion. You are advised to make the initial research proposal ready within the first month of enrollment and submit it. Your supervisor or Research faculty will give feedback on the same. The template for your preliminary research proposal can be found here.

    One can consider the following points while selecting his/her topic for the research project.
    • A single-subject study that evaluates a new or innovative intervention, business venture, etc.
    • An Action Research or Participatory Action Research project | A program evaluation
    • A field study that examines theoretical predictions;
    • A survey study examining opinions, attitudes, or practices within a field or discipline;
    • A business process improvement.

    As these examples indicate, all project topics require extensive knowledge of the literature about the particular subject areas and the sophistication of how a project is developed and presented. Conducting these projects provides students with experiences that create expertise in their focused areas and prepare them to be effective practitioner-scholars. To achieve this goal, it is recommended that students pursue a topic where they already have extensive practical experience.

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    Important Information Regarding DBA Program

    Program Delivery

    The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is a research-based full time doctorate program delivered through a blended learning paradigm comprising of course work, research, workshops, seminars, conference participation, and self-directed study, is designed to allow you to achieve a doctorate without putting your job on hold.

    You may combine your classroom learning and research with your current job experience to make a difference in your chosen profession.

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    Professional Professors

    The faculty at EIMT has a deep understanding of the field and is selected for their excellence in teaching. The students will be given an unparalleled education by learning from some of today's most talented academicians, all while being honored with multiple awards!

    We collaborate with several renowned, top scholars around the world. We believe that knowledge comes from a mix of talented and highly skilled professors who gained important experience in an industry context.

    Admission Requirements:

    Candidates are eligible for admission by satisfying the following admissions criteria:
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field regionally accredited college or university with an earned Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.00 or above.

    • Work experience within a for-profit firm, non-profit organizations, and/or government including NGOs.

    • Applicant interview if necessary as determined by Program Director.

    • Submission and evaluation of graduate school applications including; undergraduate and masters academic transcripts, ID or passport copy, and resume.

    • Applicants for the Doctorate program DBA, are exempted from an English exam provided they completed their schooling years and/or bachelor’s program at a recognized school where the medium of teaching is English.

    Application Go Through:

    Applications are only accepted online. Once the application form is received, our team looks after a past performance and future potential and will contact you accordingly.

    What is Next?

    Once the Admission Committee reviews your application with +ve response, you will receive a letter of admission. Having processed the payment, you will receive an email with your login credentials and will be granted access to our Learn Management System.

    Graduation Requirements:

    • DBA Candidates must earn a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher and be in good academic standing.
    • All program requirements must be completed, including the final dissertation/thesis submission.

    The Curriculum

    The DBA at EIMT is designed in this sort of way that scholars end within 3 years. Extension years are usually not granted. The program generally comprises mainly to three phases:-

    1) Course Work: This phase generally is your first semester and comprises selection, and course work on different aspects of your program like research methods, quantitative and qualitative methods, and techniques. This phase ends with the finalization of the topic of your research and the allocation of supervisor or research faculty. There will be multiple seminars and presentations in this phase.

    2) Research Lab: This phase generally is a mix of your second and third semesters. This generally includes data collection and analysis. This phase includes your synopsis submissions and monthly progress report submission after every six months. This phase also includes multiple seminars and presentations.

    3) Doctoral Thesis: This phase is generally your third to sixth-semester phase that includes thesis write-up, committee reviews, thesis re-write-ups, viva voices (oral defenses), and award of the doctorate.

    During each of these phases, the scholar will be guided and supervised by a supervisor or research faculty.

    The proposed curriculum has these distinctive features:

    • Progressively master and apply management theories;
    • Provide cohesiveness within each semester, with an identified theme to connect learning and outcomes;
    • Competencies are organized within three major areas: (1) Managerial Foundational Skills (2) Global Management Skills and (3) Technical Skills;
    • A capstone project, e.g. dissertation to demonstrate summative knowledge;
    • A built-in curriculum cohesion approach, with a clear pathway to program completion.

    Table 1 provides the curriculum map (course structure to be followed) showing the progression of mastery of materials.

    Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6
    1. Research Methods Data Collection and Analysis Doctoral Thesis (Dissertation)
    2. Qualitative Methods & Techniques
    3. Quanitative Methods & Techniques
    4. Research Tools
    5. The Research Proposal

    1. Study Section (Modules) 2. Study Section (Thesis)

    30 ECTS / 5 modules at 6 ECTS Each 150 ECTS - The thesis contributes around 85% to the overall result of the doctoral studies.

    DBA Course Structure

    (Duration Wise in detail)

    Within 1st Month:

    • Invitation to Enrollment for the DBA Program.
    • DBA Program Entrance Test.
    • Personal Interview by the Department Research Committee (DRC) of the entrance test qualified candidates.

    Within 2nd - 7th Month:

    • Selection For Course Work.
    • Fee Submission For Course Work.
    • Beginning of Course Work and Allocation of Supervisor / Research Faculty.
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    Within 8th - 10th Month:

    • Synopsis Submission in five copies.
    • RDC (Research Department Committee) work starts.
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    Within 10th - 12th Month:

    • Fee Submission after the 3 months of RDC.
    • 5-6 monthly progress reports submission duly signed by supervisor electronically.

    Within 13th - 33th Month*:

    • Fee Submission after the 6 months of RDC.
    • 6 monthly progress reports submission duly signed by the supervisor electronically.
    • Pre Submission Defence Committee (PSDC)
    • Thesis Submission in five copies duly signed by supervisor.
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    Within 34th - 36th Month:

    • Final Viva-voice (after receiving reports from External Examiners).
    • Award of Doctorate.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • May I apply to more than one department at the same time?

      Yes, maybe. The admission process for each faculty is independent and a separate fee is charged for each application. However, he can only enroll in one faculty and must make this decision within the deadlines indicated in the offer letter.

    • If I applied previously but my application was rejected, may I reapply?

      Yes, you may reapply. You will need to fill out a completely new online application for this purpose.

    • How much time should I spend on coursework each week?

      Expect approximately 16 hours of work per week. This may include lecture videos, readings, discussions and assessments.

    • What kind of support is available?

      As an online student, you will have access to several types of support resources when you need help or guidance, beginning with new student orientation. Other services include a help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more.

    • Can I earn a DBA without an MBA?

      Yes. Most doctorate programs require a master’s degree, but not necessarily an MBA. Students with an MBA, however, are prepared for the training and expertise that comes at the doctorate level.

    • Is a DBA better than an MBA?

      Not necessarily. A DBA is a top-level business degree that builds on MBA coursework and applied experiences in the workplace. DBA programs are usually intended to be the next step for MBA students.

    • Is it necessary to pass GRE/GMAT to enroll for DBA at EIMT ?

      Students are not required to take the GMAT/GRE examination. However, scores from these exams can be used for scholarship* consideration. In order to check the necessary requirements for admission, please visit the admission requirements section.

    • Are there any interactions possible with other students?

      The online programs offer students to discuss various topics on our EIMT Connect platform.

    • How can I access the online learning platform?

      Once you are officially enrolled, we will provide you with all the details, instructions and your login information.

    • Will I receive a paper certificate after graduation?

      Each student will receive their certificate by email as well as we can send the paper certificate by postal mail.

    • Will I have a personal Supervisor?

      Each student will receive a personal supervisor or research faculty once they are enrolled in the program. The personal supervisor or research faculty is here to support you regarding any administrative issues or general questions regarding the program.

    • When do I need to choose my Research Topic ?

      After your successful enrolment, you need to finalise your research topic within 6 months.

    • What is the duration of the DBA program?

      The DBA program can be completed in 2.5-3 years in average. This depends on the time availability and motivation of the student.

    • What are the delivery methods of the DBA program?

      We offer only online mode DBA programs. This program is suitable for working professionals and allows full flexibility.

    • What are the payment methods that are available for the DBA program?

      We offer single payments where we grant a reduction of 10% in the total tuition fees or payments in multiple installments. We want to provide financial support to our students while giving them full financial flexibility while studying. You can pay your fees online from any part of the world.