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Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

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Full time | Leicester Castle Business School | 3 years | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme aims to provide you with relevant and leading-edge management and leadership awareness. You'll learn to operate in a reflective, reflexive and constructive manner as a world-level thought-leader in your chosen domain of expertise.

Develop original solutions to real-world issues, further your professional skills and create novel, holistic and research-led solutions that bring lasting impact for your organisation.

This course is for senior professionals, researchers in commercial or public organisations, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and anyone else who wants to build their forensic and investigative skills to deal with knowledge-based investigations, organisational innovation, change and ambiguity.

In contrast to a PhD programme, the DBA is an action-research based experience focussing on research which emerges from a field of practice informed by academic knowledge.

By taking this Doctor of Business Administration you will gain:

  • The ability to combine practitioner and academic knowledge. Working with our extensive world-class faculty, you will build reflective skills and develop intellectual rigour to tackle organisational challenges and develop innovative insights and change.
  • Access to our diverse areas of research including people, organisations and work, evidence-based law, local governance, marketing/ digital marketing, applied economics, social value, enterprise and innovation, urban research and austerity, finance and banking, corporate social responsibility and strategy.
  • Membership of a community of UK and international peers from a variety of sectors with whom you’ll be exchanging ideas and knowledge.
  • The experience of implementing your research project, and seeing your work recognised in your organisation, profession and academia. This is an opportunity to bring impactful solutions to policy, communities and organisations.

The Leicester Castle Business School combines academic knowledge with consultancy experience, gathered in their work with organisations as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, Topshop, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, among others. We also host world expert leaders and practitioners in the classroom, who share their experience and insights.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a mix of block sessions /formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, supervisory sessions and e-learning platforms. A number of modules use in-course situations to encourage deeper learning and develop on-the-job skills of future managers and entrepreneurs. Assessment is through a combination of individual assessments/presentations, logs, action learning sets and thesis preparation and defence.

Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and career prospects with a specialist focus on management in an international context. You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

Modules

Establishment of, and Engagement in, Action-Learning Sets - Action learning sets will be formed at the commencement of the programme. Action learning sets provide a well-established and acknowledged management development methodology which allows programme participants to exchange and learn in a structured manner. While these are essentially self-directed, these will be overseen at distance by supervisors/programme leader.
A structured review of research and leading professional practice literature
Challenging assumptions underpinning practice - Research Paradigms and Philosophies
Development of the Research Design – Preparation for Field Work/ Pilot Study
Residential (June)
Operation of the Pilot Study and Development of Thesis

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

12,500

Entry requirements

In order to enter the programme the student must have completed: an honours undergraduate degree (2.1); or have membership of a recognised (chartered) professional body; or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional qualification or managerial/directorial experience. and must have a substantial body of supervisory/managerial roles on a permanent or periodic basis. It is likely that this will have taken a period of time to accumulate and, for indicative purposes only, this might be, for example, five years.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150...more