The course offers a stimulating and well-balanced integrated curriculum that places emphasis upon developing the skills and knowledge of those individuals who aspire to achieve senior organisational positions within their business or industry setting.
You will develop your personal, professional, critical thinking and reflective skills to prepare you to manage, lead and transform your organisations.The course comprises three modules. You start by getting your bearings with research, then learn how to engage with academic literature at a doctoral level, before formally reviewing the literature relevant to your proposed study.
You are required to design a study, which brings to the fore some complex philosophical issues about what insight we can gain from the data we obtain. You then analyse and present your data in a meaningful way. Finally, you write-up your study in the form of a thesis and prepare to defend it at an oral (viva voce) examination.
Typically graduates move into senior management and strategic leadership roles, internal consultant/project leadership roles or into external consultancy roles. DBA applicants are expected to be relatively senior business-based professionals at point of entry, so whilst the course will allow you to build on your existing work experience and skills, it will develop you as a research-informed business leader who is able to apply best practice within your organisational context and towards your own managerial practices.
Always verify the dates on the programme website. programme website.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The Doctorate Business Administration (Online) is designed for people who have achieved, or expect to achieve, senior organisational positions and/or who wish to enhance their analytical and research skills and knowledge. Applicants should have a master's degree in a subject that has aspects that relate to business and/or management, together with a minimum of three years' managerial experience.
Applicants should include a short research proposal with their application. All prospective students will be interviewed. Applicants must show they have recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management.
Doctoral loans - up to £25,000If you’re starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living costs.It isn’t based on your income or your family’s and it’s paid directly to you.
Check eligibility before applying.
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.
Compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool!
Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?