The DAdmin is a full research doctoral programme. The programme provides an ethically defensible bridge for professionals who are moving beyond their primary discipline into organisational leadership positions and who are required to work in the dynamic complex environment of contemporary Africa and its transition agenda.
Doctoral students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive and high level of thinking, enquiry and insight by exploring untapped scientific territories in pursuit of universal knowledge within a changing local, provincial, national, regional, continental and international environment through African scholarship and critical engagement with communities. Students must not just engage in meaningful and sound academic discourse in various contexts of public governance, but also write scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Working at the most advanced academic levels, the outcome culminates in the production of a thesis which creates new knowledge.