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Doctorate in Business Administration at Fudan, D.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months


Built on a partnership of over 10 years, the new DBA at Fudan is delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China; Durham University Business School in Durham, UK and the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, with Fudan being the main location.

The Doctorate in Business Administration at Fudan offered by Durham University  is for motivated high achievers looking to focus on finance or management, through the development of their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. The DBA at Fudan will enable you to bring an unparalleled combination of independent thinking and business knowledge to your organisation and your future career.


You will be part of two prominent research communities at Durham University Business School and the School of Economics at Fudan University – both hubs of lively debate and experienced diverse academics and managers from around the world. You will be encouraged to contribute to research activities and culture, presenting your findings at conferences and as your research develops, you’ll also be given opportunities to submit your work for publication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      The standard duration is six years, although students will be able to submit at any point after four and a half years subject to concession.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practising Business Research
  • Strategic Visioning, Leadership and Change Management
  • Global Corporate Strategy
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis 
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Financial Data Analysis and Econometrics Methods
  • Advanced Business Data Analysis
  • Theory into Practice

                English Language Requirements

                You need the following IELTS score:

                • 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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                Academic Requirements

                • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

                  The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                General Requirements

                • A Master’s degree in a discipline related to business and management or finance from a recognised university or other institution of higher education; or equivalent qualifications or experience.
                • English proficiency.

                Work Experience

                At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

                A minimum of two years’ business and management experience at an appropriate level.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  14580 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 87500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  14580 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 87500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                • Year 1 - £35,000
                • Year 2 - £35,000
                • Year 3 - £8,750
                • Year 4 - £8,750

                Living costs for Durham

                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

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


                • Durham University is delighted to offer a wide range of full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants wishing to study towards Masters and doctoral degrees. 

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