For the DBA, you should have
- a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from an accredited institution
- a minimum of five years’ relevant managerial work experience
- a research proposal
- two references (one academic, if possible)
- a high level of fluency in English.
Months of entry
The Bradford Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education, and was launched in 2001. This doctoral degree is as academically rigorous as a PhD, but is designed for senior experienced professional managers.
It connects academic theories and concepts with business and management practices.
In the first phase of the programme you’ll undertake advanced studies on management practice, critiquing existing theory and studying research methods under the guidance of leading academics and practitioners.
The second phase involves conducting empirical research and writing a dissertation, under the guidance of two experienced research supervisors.
The Bradford DBA offers a range of personal development and career opportunities, and some of our students do publish in leading academic and practitioner journals. DBA students at University of Bradford School of Management will become part of our international alumni network of business people. Current and recent DBA students work for companies such as Shell International, Siemens, Bayer, ING Group and Phillips International.
Information for international students
The programme is taught, supervised and examined in English, so you must be able to prove your fluency in the language if it is not your first language. If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve a minimum score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS test (with no sub-test less than 6.0). TOEFL Test result min 94.
Qualification and course duration
DBA by taught
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions