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Doctorate Business Administration (DBA)

Key information

Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The DBA is a professional doctorate equivalent to a PhD but with a strong focus on applied research. It enables you to make a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice through the application and development of theoretical frameworks and perspectives. This programme gives you the opportunity to combine advanced study with professional experience. The structure allows you to gain knowledge and confidence in academic research at the beginning of the programme, followed by support from your supervisory team during the DBA Advanced Independent Work. You are encouraged to develop your reflexivity, positioning yourself as a critically informed practitioner. There is a possibility to choose between two pathways (part-time or full-time) depending on personal and professional circumstances. The programme allows you to build on previous learning in an area of business and/or management and expand skills and knowledge to undertake a doctoral-level study.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 27 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


27 months

Start date



This module is structured around three key interrelated themes: internationalisation and globalisation, organisational practices, and theory of management. You develop a critical appreciation of contemporary issues in organisation behavior and development and apply research skills to produce a literature review signposting a preferred theoretical underpinning. Due to the nature of this module and its focus on emerging management issues, the content may change year-on-year. However, typical content is likely to include organisational development, change theory, comparative management theory, talent management and reflective practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a master's degree in a subject that has aspects that relate to business and/or management, together with a minimum of three years' managerial experience.

Department profile

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