Taught course

Executive DBA

Aston University · Aston Business School
DBA by taught

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Entry requirements

For direct enrolment into the executive DBA you must have

  • an MBA, MSc or MA degree in business or management (or an equivalent professional qualification)
  • a minimum of five years experience in a senior role
  • if English isn’t your first language, either evidence that the master’s degree was taught mainly or entirely in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 87 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall, or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by Aston University is needed
Additionally, you should demonstrate appropriate links to the practice your proposed research refers to.

Months of entry

March, April

Course content

Aston University’s executive DBA is a part-time, distance-learning doctoral programme designed for senior professionals to advance their learning whilst working in their existing roles. This unique research experience can transform your career, your organisation, and develop you as an individual. Gain advanced knowledge of critical business issues and establish yourself as an influential leader.

Information for international students

English language (nationals of English-majority speaking countries or those who have studied in an English-majority speaking country within 2 years of their DBA start date. Anybody else would need to provide an IELTs (reading & writing - 6.5 / speaking & listening - 6.0) or TOEFL (reading - 23 / writing - 26 / speaking & listening - 19)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA by taught
    full time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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