D.B.A. On Campus

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

University of Chester

48 months
13031 GBP/year
4406 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from University of Chester is designed for high-performing professionals to stimulate organisational or inter/national development and contribute to wider debates in their field.


Learning outcomes

Innovative research solutions are now required to tackle the challenging circumstances facing contemporary organisations. Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at University of Chester participants positively engage with these challenges as active members of our research community. Our aim is develop leading practitioner-researchers who inspire strategic change and contribute to wider debates in our areas of expertise.

Programme Structure

  • Our DBA doctoral participants engage with a combination of activities in our pioneering Researcher Development Hub at our Queen’s Park Campus, plus high-level critical reflection, and sustained independent self-directed study. 
  • Our researchers will engage in group workshops, seminars, an annual research conference, and any relevant professional body activities.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants will typically need to demonstrate the following within their application and interview:

  • Be employed or self-employed, and be in a position to influence organisational, sectoral or national policy (or are working towards this); and
  • An Honours degree with a minimum of an upper second class from a recognised university; and
  • A MBA degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of a ‘merit’ profile from a recognised university; and
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of substantial responsibility and influence (e.g. at organisational, sectoral or national levels); and
  • Advanced skills in writing (through a 1,000 word (max) project proposal outlining the 'what, why and how' of a research project); and
  • Commitment to advanced continuing professional development.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13031 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13031 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4406 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4406 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chester

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.


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