Taught course

Business Administration Doctorate

Teesside University · Teesside University Business School
DBA by taught

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Entry requirements

The DBA is designed for people who have achieved, or expect to achieve, senior organisational positions and/or who wish to enhance their analytical and research skills and knowledge. Applicants should have a master's degree in a subject related to business and/or management (for example MBA, MSc Project Management, MA Human Resource Management, MSc Engineering Management, MSc Oil and Gas Management), together with a minimum of three years' managerial experience. Applicants will be asked to send a short research proposal. Applicants must show they have recent and relevant study or practice in the field of business and/or management. Prospective students will be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

The DBA is a professional doctorate equivalent to a PhD but with a strong emphasis on applied research. It enables you to make a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice through the application and development of theoretical frameworks and perspectives. This programme gives you the opportunity to combine advanced study with professional experience. The structure allows you to gain knowledge and confidence in academic research at the beginning of the programme, followed by support from your supervisory team during the DBA Advanced Independent Work module. Examples of previous research include studies of commitment to personal development, changes in public sector organisation, and the impact of organisational culture on efficiency.

Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation80 (45000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Teesside University Business School
+44 (0)1642 384491