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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

4-7 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is one of the highest and most prestigious management qualifications in the UK. Here at Huddersfield we understand that the professional leaders of the future need the highest level of leadership and personal development. The course encourages the application of sound theory and rigorous research to complex issues in business and management; the foundation for which is the development and application of knowledge and theory.

A taught programme of study is carried out in the first two years and provides preparatory training for the doctoral research phase, culminating in the submission of a research thesis. It contains four taught modules which address major aspects of research methods knowledge in a classroom-based setting. You may only progress to the research phase once you have successfully completed the taught element.

The doctoral research phase constitutes the substantive component of the DBA programme. You are required to conduct an individual supervised research project which is written up in the form of a doctoral thesis. You�ll have critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic, resulting in an independent and original contribution to knowledge in a relevant professional discipline, usually with a practical application. Applying the skills learnt in the taught element of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field. In addition, you are required to submit a personal reflection and impact statement to demonstrate learning over the period of study. This should capture professional and personal reflections on your experience, and how these relate to the professional and research curiosity, critical thinking, creativity and innovation in your working environments.

Supervision All students are required to submit a research proposal on application to the Doctor of Business Administration. This will ensure that you have some idea of the focus of the research you wish to undertake and will allow the School to identify supervisors with appropriate subject specialisms.

The Doctor of Business Administration is equivalent to the PhD but is centred around bridging the gap between your academic knowledge and professional practice. The programme retains emphasis on your own contribution to your organisation while enhancing your analytical and research skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Please see our website for further information.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* A Masters level, or equivalent qualification and have held/or hold a Senior Management position for three or more years.

* Applicants must submit a 3,000 word (maximum) research proposal that indicates the area of Business/Management/Administration/Leadership that is likely to be researched.

* A reliable internet connection is required.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University�s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.