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Doctor of Business Administration

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

If you are an experienced practitioner in business, industry and the professions, and are seeking to engage in a part-time research-orientated programme of postgraduate study leading to the award of a professional doctorate, then the DBA is for you. The DBA is regarded as being the same status as the more commonly known PhD and permits you to use the title of ‘Dr.’ upon satisfactory completion.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

As a professional doctorate, the DBA consists of two Stages: Stage 1 a taught programme taken on a part-time basis over a two-year period, followed by Stage 2, a research programme which you should aim to complete in a further two-year period of part-time study although the maximum period of study is seven years.

Why study with us

  • Advance your career and study for the highest qualification available in business and management.
  • This part-time degree is designed for senior managers and consultants who want to study at an advanced level while working full-time. It can be completed over a maximum of seven years although you can choose to complete within four.
  • Research active staff will bring their experience and knowledge into their teaching as well as drawing on current research in their particular field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

5,000

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission to the DBA Programme you should meet the following criteria: Hold an approved Masters degree in business, management or in a subject that is relevant to the proposed research programme to be undertaken or hold an equivalent and relevant professional qualification. Have a significant level of relevant business, management or professional experience at a level appropriate to the proposed research programme. Demonstrate the potential to conduct research and write a thesis at doctoral level in a field which matches the areas of supervisory expertise available within the Business School.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more