Taught course

Doctor of Business Administration

Robert Gordon University · Aberdeen Business School
DBA by taught

Entry requirements

The DBA is a challenging programme demanding a combination of intellectual ability and experience. We welcome applicants from across the world. To qualify for consideration you will need to demonstrate:

  • An MBA or master's degree in a relevant area of business and management
  • A minimum of three years business experience
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in written and oral English
  • All candidates will be interviewed and be required to produce a research outline prior to formal acceptance onto the course

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Robert Gordon University is a professional doctorate providing dynamic, research-based views of real management issues. You will have the opportunity to blend the latest academic thinking with business knowledge, skills and practice, enabling a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice.

A DBA is equivalent to a PhD but more applied in nature. This course is designed to generate new knowledge and understanding which will contribute to enhancing the policies and practices of modern management.

You will have the opportunity to undertake research in one or more of the following areas: Corporate Communications, Sales and Marketing; Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance; Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour; Entrepreneurship and the Performance of SMEs; Leadership and Strategic Management; Environmental and Operations Management; Public Policy and Not-for-Profit Studies; Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Management; Technology, Innovation and e-Business.

Information for international students

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
£15,550 per academic year
International students
£15,550 per academic year

For more information visit: www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA by taught
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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