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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

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

Subject areas

Database Administration Business Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enhance business leadership and professional practice. It is run in collaboration with FHM Bielefeld in Germany.

The programme is designed to provide an opportunity for business professionals to work creatively by analysing and synthesising research literature, and their own research evidence, to understand their own professional contexts more critically and to find solutions to key challenges in their working environment. In doing so it is envisaged that our students will become (and ultimately lead) communities of practice for their profession. The degree is delivered as part of a University professional doctorate programme.

The Professional Doctorate award is distinct from the PhD award in the following respects:

  • There is a considerable weighting given to a taught component which comprises an integral and key part of the programme, and the assessment of the taught component contributes directly towards the final award.
  • The thesis produced by Professional Doctorate students will make an original contribution to knowledge within the relevant area or areas of professional practice.
  • The benefits of the DBA are both organisational and personal. Research-led insights are likely to impact greatly on practice; the professionals undertaking the DBA developing as a result.

The benefits to your organisation:

  • Access to vital ‘cutting edge’ thinking.
  • The ability to significantly enhance your organisation’s innovative capacity.
  • The opportunity to offer senior business professionals the chance for further career development.

Modules

The purpose of this module is to enable the student to reflect on the variety of methods available to complete doctoral level research. Students will discuss relevant and appropriate knowledge and skills required, including literature searching at doctorate level, critical reading, identifying and defining the research question, methodological and analytical processes involved in completing the research process, and research ethics associated with particular methods. Students will be introduced to a variety of research methods dependent on the interests, circumstances and expertise of the participant cohort. Students will compare and contrast research paradigms and approaches, consider the implications for their own research question and develop a design, including the formation of a research question.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,110

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,110

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to be active experienced professionals who have recently (within the last 6 years) been awarded a relevant Masters qualification. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they have a minimum of three years senior management / business experience.