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Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The DBA is designed to raise the level of professional capabilities of practising senior managers and executives. It does this by developing critical reflective practice skills, by enhancing knowledge of leading-edge areas of business, and by providing the opportunity to develop their capabilities in practice-based research by means of a major doctoral research project focussed on their role as change leaders.

Why study the DBA Doctor of Business Administration at Middlesex University?

Our DBA is designed for active senior managers and executives who want to gain new insights and perspectives into change leadership and management based on critical exploration of their own evolving professional practice. It is particularly appropriate for those wishing to improve their capability to lead and manage change in an established or new organisation without having to seek time off for formal study. A key role is played in their capability enhancement by the capstone research project, which enables practitioners to improve their professional practice by undertaking rigorous research into that practice.

Teaching

How is the DBA Doctor of Business Administration taught?

You start the DBA in October each year, and you study part-time, typically over 4 years. The programme was specifically designed for busy professionals who are unlikely to be unable to attend a university on a regular basis while studying for their doctorate. All study is therefore undertaken by distance learning, using modern communication technologies, including: web study resources, online discussion forums, email, Skype, etc.

In addition to being able to draw on the expertise of tutors, a possible specialist consultant, and other participants in your cohort, you will also have the support of a dedicated academic advisor throughout your period of study with us. We do not have conventional lecture or seminar classes on campus, nor do we require attendance at residencies, summer schools, or block teaching periods. This means that there is no need for overseas students to acquire a student visa, because residence in the UK is not required for study on the programme.

Modules

As part of your Review of Professional Capability, you are invited to submit written claims (supported by relevant evidence) for the academic accreditation of your prior learning, typically in an organisational context. If you do not make such claims, or you make them but they are deemed to be inappropriate or insufficient for the credits claimed, then you will take one or more elective modules in their place. These modules will focus mainly on: the development of reflective practice skills; the development of practitioner research skills; and the development of specific professional capabilities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

UK students starting in January 2021 - Part-time students: £5,500 per year; UK students starting in October 2021 - Part-time students: £6,100 per year. The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2022/23 year entry.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

7,400

Entry requirements

Students need to have a masters degree or above. Students should also have a minimum of five years managerial or professional experience in a full-time senior position. They should have role responsibility and relevant authority to specify and implement significant change initiatives within their organisation. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more