Entry requirements

An MBA or equivalent Masters Degree in Business and Management, as well as three years experience in a senior role. Additionally participants must have demonstrable and appropriate links to practice to which their proposed research refers.

Months of entry


Course content

The Executive DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) is a professional doctorate and requires students to undertake a substantial original investigation into a real business and management issue. It is designed to appeal to international business high flyers - directors and senior managers - who wish to further their career beyond an MBA. It offers you the opportunity to apply the latest business and management theories to your own working environment and to develop key analytical skills. All DBA students take the Research Methods Course and pursue a period of independent research, under the direction of a personal supervisor.

Department specialisms

Finance, Accounting & Law; Economics & Strategy; Marketing; Operations & Information Management; and Work & Organisational Psychology.

Information for international students

For those participants whose first language is not English: either evidence that the degree was taught in English; OR a TOEFL score minimum of 610/253/101 or an IELTS score minimum of 7.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
48 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

DBA Administrator
+44 (0121 204 3354
+44 (0)121 204 3326