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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the ultimate degree in the field of Business Administration, with only a very small percentage of business professionals ever achieving this level of success. It is a specialist professional qualification that unites professional practice in business and industry with academic knowledge. DBA professionals are an elite group, recognised as leaders of their own organisation, and attractive to those others who seek to appoint at the highest level of management.

The DBA is a part-time executive doctoral programme for motivated, high achieving global executives who want to research cutting edge solutions to real world issues, without having to put their careers on hold. It is structured around a research project which is driven by you the individual, and which has direct application to the business world. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to study real-life business issues and to make an impact in your organisation and beyond.

Research is typically undertaken in your own organisation or sector, giving you the opportunity to make that difference in your own field. Joining the DBA programme will give you not only an outstanding (and challenging) learning experience, but the opportunity to participate in a vibrant community of like-minded business executives.

What are the benefits

  • Discover your business and management leadership potential
  • Be recognised as an expert
  • Solve complex business problems through cutting edge research
  • Conduct research that makes an impact on your organisation - and beyond
  • Contribute to knowledge of effective management
  • Combine advanced study with your working professional life
  • Produce solutions to meet organisation challenges.
  • Enhance your reputation and career prospects
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative key skills in constructing research instruments
  • Making a difference in your own field
  • Develop academic writing skills to enable you to publish your work
  • Develop the skills and confident to design and shape organisational interventions which help address the 21st Century Challenges

This Dba programme has been designed and developed according to the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Doctoral Degree Characteristics (2011) and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FEQH 2008) Qualification Descriptors and has been evaluated at the UK Level 8 (Doctoral) Standard.