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Entry requirements

In order to enter the programme the student must have completed:

  • an honours undergraduate degree (2.1);
  • or have membership of a recognised (chartered) professional body;
  • or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional qualification or managerial/directorial experience.
  • and must have a substantial body of supervisory/managerial roles on a permanent or periodic basis. It is likely that this will have taken a period of time to accumulate and, for indicative purposes only, this might be, for example, five years.
  • and draft a detailed research proposal.
  • and provide a CV.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Develop original solutions to real-world issues, further your professional skills and create novel, holistic and research-led solutions that bring lasting impact for your organisation.

This course is for senior professionals, researchers in commercial or public organisations, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and anyone else who wants to build their forensic and investigative skills to deal with knowledge-based investigations, organisational innovation, change and ambiguity.

In contrast to a PhD programme, the DBA is an action-research based experience focussing on research which emerges from a field of practice informed by academic knowledge.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Enquiry Team
Email
Enquiry@dmu.ac.uk