Research course

Professional Doctorate in Business and Management

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related area, along with appropriate professional experience

If English is not your first language, you’ll also need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) has been designed to increase your professional capabilities, make a positive contribution to your organisation, and produce publishable-level research.

The DBA is structured in a way that allows you to develop the necessary academic skills to complement your existing professional skills set. One taught component which covers modules and one research component.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For advice on the doctoral loan and other sources of funding, including ARU scholarships, visit our finance guide for postgraduate researchers.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team