LASU Becomes First Nigeria University to Offer Doctorate Degree in DBA and DPA

The Lagos State University, LASU, has set the pace, by becoming the first university in the country to offer doctorate degree programs in has set the pace, by becoming the first university in the country to offer doctorate degree programs in Business Administration (DBA) and  Public Administration (DPA) respectively.

This was revealed at the historic orientation program organized by the University for the newly-admitted students for both Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Public Administration.

Professor Joseph Olatunji, of Medical Biochemistry, while speaking on the occasion, narrated a brief history of the programs, and congratulated the first set of students admitted.

The Professor appreciated the new students for making 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 emerging as the first faculty to kick – start the programs, noting that the faculty of education is presently at the concluding stage of hers.

He further made the clarification the difference between Ph.D. and DBA, He said..: “although both are focused on business, a DBA degree and a Ph.D. in Business Administration are quite different. A Ph.D. in Business Administration is a research-oriented doctoral degree ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in academia and contributing to business scholarship, while a DBA degree focuses on theoretical knowledge that can be applied 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 provides practical knowledge that can be directly applied in the workplace.”

He added, that DBA and DPA programs focus on providing students with real-world, Business oriented critical thinking and problem – solving skills. He assured the students that earning a doctorate in Business Administration/Public Administration will equip them with working knowledge based on the latest business/Administration research, theories, and trends.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Elias Wahab, in his earlier remark, welcomed the newly admitted students at the postgraduate level to the second-best university in Nigeria as rated by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University ranking 2021 and on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, appreciated the fresh students’ choice of making the most preferred University in Nigeria an option.

“On behalf of the VC, I welcome you all to the most preferred University in Nigeria, we started small, but, currently attaining greater heights…the social reality in sociology is that the town and the gown must have a meeting point and this is a meeting point for us…there is need to gain more knowledge, share ideas with the academic world.”

Prof. Wahab assured the students on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, of capable hands, but, urged them to study hard to achieve excellence.


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