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Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Why study a DBA?

Within business, we're often faced with issues that test our problem-solving abilities. Academia can assist by providing methods, models and theories that can be used to unpack and analyse problems, and unlock solutions.

However, as organisations evolve and their activity becomes more complex, existing thinking may not be enough. Research into organisational phenomena is therefore ongoing and it's recognised that the contribution of practitioners to research is of vital importance. Too often though, the engagement of practice with academia is difficult to facilitate. One mechanism for achieving this engagement is the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Those holding a DBA are expert organisational practitioners and form a useful and necessary bridge between academia and practice, and between universities and organisations. Consequently, this mode of study can be seen as a long-term investment for both communities.

What is a DBA?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a research degree designed to develop business professionals skilled in solving business problems. Your focus will be on applying academic theories, methods and models to solve problems of practice. Research projects undertaken during the DBA programme aim to understand and explore how organisations work and how management is practised. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • learn how to analyse complex situations and problems
  • acquire skills in conceptual and reflexive thinking
  • develop knowledge of the design, implementation and monitoring of research interventions

The DBA provides two main opportunities. Firstly, you develop knowledge in a specialist area. On completion, you can legitimately be considered an expert in your field, having studied it in-depth and conducted academically rigorous and practically relevant research which contributes to thinking in your chosen area.

Secondly, it supports you in carrying out an intervention within your organisation that will be hugely beneficial. At its core, a DBA is a knowledge exchange mechanism where you, supported by your supervisors and the wider research community within the University, act as a change agent utilising proven models and methods to enact change. Therefore, there are multiple benefits for you as a student, your organisation and the wider academic community.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Research Colloquium (10 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Reviewing Literature in Business Subjects (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee: Year 1: £15,750; Year 2: £15,750; Year 3: £6,750; Year 4: £6,750. Total Fee: £45,000. Students who require an additional year of supervised study will be liable for this additional fee. Students who require a sixth or subsequent year may be charged a continuation fee. The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Discounts available for Alumni.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

To be confirmed