Research course

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Either an MBA or MSC (preferably management related) OR, a professional business qualification. In both cases candidates need at least 7 years of work experience with a substantial part in a managerial or equivalent role.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a step change in your career by studying for a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at Southampton Business School.

This DBA, which is among the research-focused courses offered in the UK, will give you access to the latest ideas in your sector and enable you to apply them to a real-world problem within your organisation.

As well as sharpening your critical and analytical skills, you will develop your managerial capabilities and apply your learning in the workplace.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information. Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 2562