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Doctor of Business

Key information

Qualification type

Doctoral Programme

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The BusD is an advanced and ambitious programme to create impactful research by leveraging the seniority, unique access to context and data, and exceptional experience of its students. The programme enables students with significant experience at senior executive level to demonstrate an intellectual achievement at the highest level and thereby become better, more effective and more reflective leaders. Students will carry out high-calibre impact-orientated research that is of particular relevance for experienced senior managers at the highest level of the management profession. The degree is relevant to practice, facilitating transformational leadership in organizations. The BusD also emphasizes continuing, life-long education. By the end of the programme, students will have: developed strong awareness of the current academic debates related to their chosen research programme; gained in-depth knowledge of the relevant underlying theories of management; gained practical knowledge of management research through close supervision of their dissertation project; and developed strong methodological expertise across a spectrum of research methods and will have applied these methodologies as part of the dissertation research project.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Pass). We will normally require a master's degree but will consider applications from Applicants with an undergraduate degree equivalent to a 2:1 honours degree at a UK university, provided they can demonstrate exceptional personal achievements relevant to their research proposal.