Taught course

Doctor of 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


Course content

The DBA from Edinburgh Business School is designed to help students use research methods to define, implement and evaluate potential solutions for very real business issues.

Attracting high-calibre students from across the globe, the DBA builds on the learning gathered in our MBA and MSc courses to create a research-based programme of original thought and novel ideas. Studied on a distant learning basis, students will have the full support of a dedicated Edinburgh Business School supervisor.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support. View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

DBA by taught

60 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 131 451 3090