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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Doctor of Technology: Business Administration 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
72091  Doctor of Technology: Business Administration 
ORIGINATOR
Durban University of Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Doctoral Degree  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Generic Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  240  Level 8 and above  Level N/A:Pre-2009 was L8+  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2018-12-31 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-12-31   2022-12-31  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
1071  Doctor of Technology: Business Administration  Level 8 and above  NQF Level 10  240  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A qualifying learner at this level is competent in applying research techniques as well as in developing new knowledge or techniques to solve strategic management problems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Descriptive entry level:
Capable to apply advanced strategies and techniques in the different disciplines of Management.

Qualification entry level:
At least 600 credits on NQF level 8
Qualification: M Tech: Business Administration or equivalent

Recognition of prior learning:

The qualification will be awarded to a learner who has provided evidence that the stated competence of the qualification has been achieved through experience that complies with the stated specified outcomes 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The qualification will be awarded to a learner who has provided evidence to the satisfaction of the assessors that the stated competence of the qualification, as detailed in the specified outcomes, has been achieved, either through education and training in a single provider's learning programme, or through experience that complies with the stated specified outcomes. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
The qualifying learner should have the ability to:

1.1 Apply advanced research methodologies and developing new knowledge and/or techniques in the strategic functioning of organisations
1.2 Lead other researchers


Specified Outcomes:

The qualifying learner should be able to:

1.1.1 Do original research that may lead to new business developments and/or artefacts or to contribute to the body of knowledge relevant to modern organisations (c, f)
1.1.2 Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, in order to assess the situation correctly while doing applied business related research (c, f)
1.1.3 Communicate effectively using scientific, visual and linguistic skills (c, f)
1.2.1 Act as project leader and/or study leader for Baccalaureus and Magister students (e)

Critical outcomes:
Embedded in the specified outcomes

C = Core, F = fundamental and E = Elective outcomes. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
The qualifying learner should provide the following evidence of his/her abilities:

1.1.1 Original IT research must have been done
1.1.2 The situation is correctly assessed by collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating the information
1.1.3 Communication is done effectively by using scientific, visual and linguistic skills
1.2.1 Act as project leader and/or study leader for Baccalaureus and Magister students

INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:
  • Written examination
  • Continuous evaluation
  • Integrated assessment 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    SERTEC
    ETQA
    SAQA 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors must have a higher level qualification than that being examined. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Durban University of Technology 



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