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Part time


7 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Learn to consider management and professional problems from many perspectives.
  • Undertake an independent rigorous business and management research project.
  • Become a recognised contributor to management thinking and advanced professional practice.
  • Collaborate and learn with other DBA researchers across Europe.
  • Study a course delivered in collaboration with our partners, the Munich Business School and Zagreb School of Economics and Management.

This course enables managers and senior professionals to pursue their academic, personal and career development goals. You'll have a chance to influence how management and professional practice is developed, with opportunities to study alongside other DBA researchers in Munich and Zagreb.

How you learn

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • independent study
  • tutorials
  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • one to one support from experienced personal tutors, supervisors and administrators
  • a complementary studies programme comprising three modules
  • study workshops
  • online access to our e-learning environment

Future careers

As the students entering the programme already hold senior positions in companies and other organisations, the DBA does not focus so much on employability, but career progression by developing reflective practitioners who can use the skills and knowledge gathered throughout the DBA programme to impact upon their professional lives.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally you should have an MBA, or masters qualification in a relevant area; be pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Sheffield Business School; display evidence of your potential to develop work of doctoral standard. Exceptionally, we may consider applicants without a masters degree who have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline; have at least three years- management or professional experience that reflects the research interests of Sheffield Business School; can demonstrate continued development/education since graduation.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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