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DBA Doctor of Business Administration

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Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Note for COVID Start: A start date of 27th September, but this is an online preparatory course which will get them ready for their studies and allow them to meet teachers and course mates virtually. Face to face will start on 19th Oct but they will have until 9th Nov to join. There is a blended learning approach with access to facilities and face to face seminars and group work, but large lectures will be online, but this allows them to access learning when its suites them.

This Doctorate in Business Administration will give you the practitioner skills, specialist knowledge and business understanding to become an industry shaper. Doctorate in Business Administration is a focussed, carefully curated course that will enable you to meet the higher intellectual and professional practice demands of your role. It's a challenging, game-changing opportunity that has the potential to transform your leadership vision, your individual performance and your organisation. Designed for senior managers with significant experience and decision-making responsibilities, it will enable you to apply current business knowledge and original thinking to develop comprehensive research skills in your area of interest. Over the duration of the course, we'll equip you with all the skills you'll need to conduct an independent research project with a demonstrable impact on your organisation. With the support of a carefully selected specialist supervisor, you'll develop a personalised learning plan that allows you to address the challenges facing your business whether that includes HRM, organisation development, marketing, digital transformation, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, or leadership vision.

The DBA course will help you move your career forward, providing you with agenda-shaping skills and capacities of thought leadership in your field of business. Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities. We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events. Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Ways of Knowing
Discovery: Research Methods
Research Principles and Practice in Business Management

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an MBA or Masters degree and a minimum of two years senior management experience.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more