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Global Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

Global Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

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52 months

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Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Introduction to the Global Doctorate in Business Administration

Now, more than ever, managing the operations of a business calls for a particularly advanced skillset.

Advancements in technology and globalisation have pressed organisations of all sizes to become internationally minded – which in turn has led to an evolution in the role of those in business administration. Today’s organisations require professionals with well-developed research skills who can understand the needs of the industry and both transfer and apply academic knowledge.

Plus, as a field that covers a wide range of competencies such as accounting and marketing, the ability to drive one’s own development cannot be understated. Successful business administration specialists often hold the critical self-reflection needed to grow alongside their dynamic roles. This course is subject to final validation.

Why this Doctorate in Business Administration?

Our Global Doctorate in Business Administration is an internationally focused professional programme in business and management.

As a fully online and part-time course, it’s designed for private and public sector management professionals who want to make new strides in their careers while continuing their full-time work.  

During your first year of the Global DBA course, you'll engage in an intensive taught phase with insights and feedback from our academics. Following this, you’ll progress to the research stage of the programme. You’ll be supported by a supervisory team in conducting applied, work-based research about topics of direct interest or relevance to you.

Through your time with us, you can look forward to developing your professional knowledge and skills to help solve organisational challenges in your current workplace – benefiting both your organisation and your own career.

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework such as:

  • Written assignments
  • A research and development project

Opportunities for formal and informal feedback will be provided so you can improve your work for the future.


This introductory module will enable you to conduct a critical self-evaluation and identify your own learning requirements in relation to your doctoral programme of study and your own continuous professional development (CPD).

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Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have: a postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate management related subject; a minimum of three years’ relevant business and management experience. Evidence of recent Continuing Professional Development or leadership experience in a relevant area of business and management/management science will also be considered.