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Doctor of Business Administration, DBA

Doctor of Business Administration, DBA

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Swansea School of Management DBA is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit.

On this programme, learners engage in applied research, bringing established and cutting-edge theory to bear on their practical organisational issues. You will develop and enrich practice in your field, as well as contributing to our understanding of the underpinning theoretical base for the work.

The structured approach offered by the Swansea DBA is based on six modules over three years, blending lectures, guest talks, workshop discussions and student presentations. The doctoral thesis is developed in parallel under guidance from a doctoral supervisory team allocated at the start of the programme.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is designed to develop critical thinkers and practitioners who will reflect on their impact on their organisations and society more generally.

Programme Summary

The Swansea School of Management DBA is a part-time professional doctorate designed for senior managers and leaders in all sectors; private, public and not-for-profit.

On the Swansea DBA learners engage in applied research, bringing established and cutting-edge theory to bear on their practical organisational issues. You will develop and enrich practice in your field, as well as contributing to our understanding of the underpinning theoretical base for the work.

The structured approach offered by the Swansea DBA is based on six modules over three years, blending lectures, guest talks, workshop discussions and student presentations. The doctoral thesis is developed in parallel under guidance from a doctoral supervisory team allocated at the start of the programme.

The Swansea School of Management DBA is designed to develop critical thinkers and practitioners who will reflect on their impact on their organisations and society more generally.

Programme Aims

The aim of the Swansea DBA as a professional doctorate is to provide a structured programme for doctoral research, leading to the demonstration of an original contribution to knowledge in the academic subject and the field of practice through original research or the original application of existing knowledge and understanding.

Assessment

Doctor of Business Administration students are assessed in two ways, through the modules and the preparation of a doctoral thesis.

Each of the six modules requires the production of a 6,000-word paper which is then assessed by the module team. Students are supported in this process through the three-day workshops, their supervisory team, and formative student presentation of their proposed paper one month prior to hand-in.

The doctoral thesis is prepared with the support of the supervisory team. The supervised thesis is considered a ‘Professional Doctorate’ thesis under Swansea University Post Graduate Research regulations and as such has a maximum word count of 80,000 words.

The thesis is presented for assessment through a viva voce examination governed by current Swansea University postgraduate research regulations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£7,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for the DBA must normally hold an undergraduate degree from an approved university and have achieved a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. Applicants will also normally have, or be studying for, a master’s degree or similar level of qualification at an approved university. Applicants will normally be expected to have a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior role.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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