Research course

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

University of Chester · Centre for Work Related Studies

Entry requirements

Entrants will normally possess an Upper Second Class Honours degree and an MBA (or Masters degree with equivalent content), along with a minimum of 5 years experience in a position of substantial responsibility. Candidates must also have access to an employment/practice setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The Chester DBA aims to facilitate the generation of original knowledge within organisations, conferring an academic award on those who have made a significant contribution to the knowledge base of their organisation.

The programme is offered on a part-time basis, focusing on work-based action learning and is structured to meet the demands of a busy working life.

Distinctive Features of the Programme

  • The ability to incorporate existing learning achievements (Certificate and/or Experience) into academic credit;
  • Review your whole career progression, achievements and plan for the future;
  • Engage in deep reflection on achievements in the light of enhanced personal self knowledge;
  • Develop a real expertise in areas of interest to you and your organisation;
  • Personal tuition combined with the use of technology to enhance learning;
  • Structured, progressive programme of study; Acquisition of advance research skills;
  • Forge new professional relationships with other high achieving practitioners;
  • Development and refinement of advanced cognitive skills with an emphasis on learning and management;
  • Support and tuition from a team of experienced academics and practitioners.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Chester Business School