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Professional Doctorate in Business and Management DBA

Professional Doctorate in Business and Management DBA

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Study mode

Part time


36 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Management Studies / Science Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) has been designed to let you increase your professional capabilities, make a positive contribution to your organisation, and produce publishable-level research.

The DBA is structured in a way that allows you to develop the necessary academic skills to complement your existing professional skills set.


This programme is based on the rationale that candidates will normally be in employment whilst they are undertaking it. In terms of employability, therefore, the aim of this course is twofold. First, to support career progression within the organisation and/or industry. Second, to support candidates who wish to embark on a portfolio career.

Research training is also an integral part of this course and will let you develop transferable skills in research methods, report writing, academic publishing, conference presentations, personal effectiveness and more.


This module will introduce you to the theoretical underpinnings of research methodology. It looks at the epistemology and ontology of knowledge generation, different research philosophies, alternative research paradigms, strategies, methodologies and methods. You will critically examine the approaches that are appropriate to your research question(s)/objectives in terms of reliability, validity and generalisability. It will also explore the ethical issues surrounding your research, especially in relation to the insider-researcher problem.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to hold a good honours degree in a related area, along with appropriate professional experience.