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.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DBA
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 2562