Taught course

Doctor of Business Administration

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Business
DBA by taught

Entry requirements

Entry criteria will reflect the status of the programme and include workplace experience as well as previous qualifications. You will be interviewed and your capability to undertake the taught part of the programme will be established. Progression onto the research element will depend on successful completion of six modules and a research proposal.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Are you a senior manager, consultant or entrepreneur who wants to draw together both the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and managerial experience? Designed to enable you to develop professional practice, theoretical understanding and reflexive capability, the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is a high level, innovative qualification and an alternative route if you wish to research your professional practice at doctorate level.

  • Enjoy being central to the progress of the course - the DBA assumes that your organisation and society are continually changing, and will relate these issues to wider theoretical questions.
  • Further your understanding of leadership and change and, through the study of specific situations, make general conclusions about practical problems.
  • Develop a creative mind in relation to individual perspectives and organisational contexts.

  • Gain new perspectives and learn precise methodological approaches that add value in terms of effectiveness, capability and efficiency.​

Qualification and course duration

DBA by taught

part time
60 months

Further details of qualification

This is a research-based doctoral degree that will expose participants to an intellectually rigorous programme of study. It is designed to enable participants to synthesise and develop professional practice, theoretical understanding and reflexive capability.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1752 585858