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Doctor of Business Administration

University of South Wales

36 months
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The Doctor of Business Administration at the University of South Wales  is a professional doctorate designed for senior managers and professionals who want to develop higher-level research skills that can be used to make informed strategic decisions within their organisations. 

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 The DBA supports senior leaders to become critical thinkers who have the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in an applied setting to make real change.

The Doctor of Business Administration  at the University of South Wales  is designed for management professionals who want to build on their extensive knowledge and experience through the application of organisational theory and research practice. The student determines the focus of the DBA and through the development of the thesis each doctoral candidate will be encouraged to explore the contribution to practical and theoretical knowledge within his or her discipline.


Career enhancement to strategic levels in organisations is often sought by successful DBA candidates. DBA graduates have the ability to create and interpret new knowledge through original research. 

They produce first-class original research of publishable quality that sets them apart from other managers. This encompasses robust design, implementation, execution, and dissemination. This research also makes significant contributions to practice on many levels, within organisations, on an industry level, and on a policy level. Many of our DBA graduates have progressed to senior positions in public sector, private sector, and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  The nature of research
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative research
  • Organisation theory
  • Research practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

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360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) normally requires a Masters degree from a recognised academic institution. In addition, all applicants are required to provide evidence of significant professional or managerial experience.
  • All applicants must be able to access organisations to conduct their research. This will normally be your employing organisation but may include others. Access to support for the research study is essential in terms of initial selection and for the duration of the programme.
  • Applications must include two references on headed paper from your referees which should be uploaded as a supporting document. 

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