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Business Administration, D.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 months


Ideal for those enthusiastic about learning who want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed, the DBA enables managers and senior professionals to pursue their academic, personal and career development goals.

Our approach to teaching gives you the freedom to develop your own ideas and interests, and to tailor the programme to your own requirements. 

Small study groups facilitate intensive study, networking with senior managers from diverse backgrounds, and sharing ideas and experience within a stimulating and supportive environment.

You learn through:

  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • one to one support from experienced personal tutors, supervisors and administrators
  • a complementary studies programme comprising four modules
  • study workshops
  • online access to our e-learning environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophies of research in business and management


Dr Tracey Coule


 am the Programme Leader for Sheffield Business School's Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) and co-lead for the pan-university Centre for Voluntary Sector Research (CVSR).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Normally you should:

  • have an MBA, or masters qualification in a relevant area
  • be pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Sheffield Business School
  • display evidence of your potential to develop work of doctoral standard

Tuition Fee

Their tuition fee for UK/EU students starting postgraduate study in 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed. We expect to publish our fees on our website by August.

Living costs for Sheffield

  • 555 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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