Our Doctorate in Business Administration is designed for executives who want to apply research-based thinking to business issues.
While broadly equivalent to a PhD, our DBA has a more direct relevancy to the needs of the real business world. Created in 2003, it will enable you to use research methods to define, implement and evaluate issues facing your organisation. Currently, the programme has high-calibre students from all over the world. From a diverse range of backgrounds, they include senior police commanders in Asia, company CEOs in Canada, senior academics in Ireland and postdoctoral researchers in Vietnam.
You first complete the three courses titled Introduction to Business Research 1, 2 and 3. These courses make up our pre-doctoral programme and will help you understand the research process.
Introduction to Business Research 1
The research proposal - this course gives you a basic understanding of:
• What research is and how it is carried out.
• The concept of research
• Empirical theory
• Experimental and observational research
• Basic research techniques
• Qualitative and quantitative research
• Research risk management and project management
• Choosing a subject and research focus
• Application to business research
• Writing a research proposal
• Developing a research timetable.
Introduction to Business Research 2
The Intermediate Submission - Research methodology and literature review
Introduction to Business Research 3
Research Methodology, Data Collection and Analysis, Results and Conclusions
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The EBS Research Committee may approve other applications where there is evidence of exceptional and relevant experience or ability and where evidence is provided of your ability to undertake the programme.
At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.