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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

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.

  • 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

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).

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, acts as a change agent utilising proven models and methods to enact change. Therefore, there are multiple benefits for the student, their organisation and the wider academic community.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Reviewing Literature in Business Subjects (10 Credits) - Core
Research Colloquium (10 Credits) - Core
Research project (60 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 Fees quoted above are for academic year 2019/20. Tuition fees for subsequent years are subject to an annual increase.

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

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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