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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

FEB

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our DBA is designed for high-performing professionals to stimulate organisational or inter/national development and contribute to wider debates in their field.

Course overview

Innovative research solutions are now required to tackle the challenging circumstances facing contemporary organisations. Our DBA participants positively engage with these challenges as active members of our research community. Our aim is develop leading practitioner-researchers who inspire strategic change and contribute to wider debates in our areas of expertise.

Why study this course with us?

Key benefits of researching with us:

  • We use innovative and whole person approaches aligned to international benchmarks (e.g. Vitae, Economic and Social Research Council).
  • You will join a growing researcher community with student satisfaction above national average (Higher Education Academy Postgraduate Research Experience Survey).
  • You will network with researchers recognised as creating World Leading research (2014 Research Excellence Framework).
  • You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements*.
  • You will be able to target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit.

*It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: a MBA or equivalent Master’s award in the area of business, leadership or management.

Modules

IS8004 Researcher and Research Development
IS8005 Research Project (Thesis)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,571

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically need to demonstrate the following within their application and interview: Be employed or self-employed, and be in a position to influence organisational, sectoral or national policy (or are working towards this); An Honours degree with a minimum of an upper second class from a recognised university; A MBA degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of a ‘merit’ profile from a recognised university; A minimum of 5 years’ experience of substantial responsibility and influence (e.g. at organisational, sectoral or national levels); Advanced skills in writing (through a 1,000 word (max) project proposal outlining the 'what, why and how' of a research project); Commitment to advanced continuing professional development.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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