Taught course

Business Administration

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School
DBA by taught

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission you must hold one of the following qualifications: •A Heriot-Watt University MBA •An approved MBA of equivalent standard to that currently offered by Edinburgh Business School •A Masters degree such as MSc, MA, MPhil in a relevant field of study •A PhD in a relevant area

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

To graduate successfully with the DBA, you will need to:

  • demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the subject discipline(s) required to underpin the subject of your thesis – this is the Course stage.
  • define an appropriate subject for your thesis – the Mentored stage.
  • conduct a literature search and write and defend your thesis – the Supervised stage
All DBA students must be fluent in the English language.
Typically, the DBA programme can be completed by 4 years of self-study.
If the DBA Admissions team decide that your existing Masters level qualifications are not suitable for the subject of your thesis idea, you may be advised to undertake an Edinburgh Business School MSc programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

DBA by taught

full time
48 months

Course contact details

DBA Enquiries
+44 (0) 131 451 3090