Taught course

Doctorate in Business Administration

University of Bradford · School of Management (including Law)
DBA by taught

Entry requirements

You should: *have an MBA or equivalent qualification with 3-5 years management experience since completing your MBA, and should have an average performance at 50 per cent or above in all assessed units. *have at least five years' relevant management experience. *be able to conduct your research in one or more organisations. *be proficient in English, if this is not your first language. Where relevant to your proposed research project, you may be required to obtain a letter of support from your current employer.

Months of entry


Course content

The Bradford DBA extends your significant managerial experiences, developing your high-level independent, business critical research skills for commercial use in your organisation. The flexible, part-time structure of the Bradford DBA allows you to complete specialised study whilst maintaining a professional career anywhere in the world.

The DBA includes:

Stage 1 - Research and scholarship skills
Data-collection skills and techniques
Philosophy of research in social sciences and humanities
Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Reflective learning journal.

Stage 2- Critique of management research studies;
Elective management report 1
Elective management report 2
Communication and presentation.

Stage 3- DBA thesis

Information for international students

The programme is delivered and examined in English, so you must be able to prove your fluency in the language. Evidence of fluency includes residence in an Anglophone country for three plus years before starting the course, or an adequate grade in an approved test of English.

Fees and funding

The School offers 1 new scholarship to be awarded on merit to UK students studying a DBA, likely to be based on 50% of fees for years 1 and 2.

Qualification and course duration

DBA by taught

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Recruitment & Admissions Office
0800 073 1225