Candidates should be well-qualified in their chosen field and possess a business related Masters degree (e.g. MBA) or equivalent qualification supplemented with sufficient recent business and management experience appropriate to the research being undertaken. The admission process requires an initial proposal for subsequent investigation. An IELTS score of 6.5 is required for participants for whom English is a second language.
Months of entry
The Liverpool Business School provides existing senior executives and business leaders with the academic support and expertise to produce a specialised piece of consultancy, in direct dialogue with their existing commercial connections and expertise.
- Choice of September and January start dates
- Part-time DBA studied over three to seven years
- Qualification can be completed alongside full-time employment
- Equivalent to a PhD
- Liverpool Business School has an excellent reputation in external research and collaborative ventures with partners across a range of sectors in the UK and internationally
- Close links with business and employers
This Doctorate in Business Administration provides senior executives and managers with the opportunity to achieve the highest academic degree while remaining in full time employment. Equivalent to a PhD qualification, the DBA is ideal for those pursuing a professional career.
The DBA will enhance not only your ability to develop new knowledge, but also the ability to apply that knowledge to a professional context, thereby making a real and tangible impact on individuals and organisations. It will also equip you with the necessary skills to carry out rigorous research, while providing the flexibility to carry out individual projects that impact on your organisation and industry.
The programme is aimed at senior, experienced professionals who are qualified in their own areas of professional practice. It will also appeal to managers who are looking for a challenge and want to pursue the highest academic qualification that will lead to new areas of professional practice. Your employing organisation will directly benefit from your research, gaining valuable and objective feedback plus the opportunity for major consultancy.
Information for international students
LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090