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Doctorate of Business Administration (Part Time) - DBA

Doctorate of Business Administration (Part Time) - DBA

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Our online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. It is a professional doctorate completed on a part-time (Executive) basis. An internationally established highest level qualification, the course enables you to earn the title of Doctor without putting your career on hold.

The course will enhance your professional capabilities, credibility and standing, and you will contribute to practice through action research.

What's covered in the course?

The DBA is designed to help you apply action research-based thinking to ideas in practice and work, or practice based problems whilst deepening and broadening your understanding of application to professional practice.

You will also develop essential research skills which will enable you to play a leading role in strategic and operational development, policy formation and evaluation in practice.

Our DBA is aimed at enhancing the level of professional capabilities and credibility of practising professionals, and the research undertaken on the course is focused on contributing to, and transforming, practice.

The course combines workshops, research based activities and a substantial research enquiry thesis.

The DBA provides a framework for practice or work based research, where your professional environment is also the core of your research environment and network. This requires commitment to independently driven professional environment research.

Enhance your managerial career

Unlike undergraduate degrees, which are designed to get students into industry, our DBA degree is aimed at existing professionals looking to enhance their career and standing.


This module will enable you to develop knowledge of relevant concepts and issues, as well as an emerging capability to deploy theoretical concepts in pursuits of new definitions of professional purposes and approaches. You will also develop an understanding of some key different action research issues skills and abilities you must develop to succeed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

To join the DBA programme, you must have completed an MA, MSc or MBA degree in a particular area of business-related professional practice and have at least five years related professional practice experience, as well as being employed in the professional capacity that you propose to study. You must have the formal agreement and active co-operation of the organisation where the DBA studies are to take place.