Research course

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Minimum seven years' work experience, with substantial managerial or equivalent role. MBA or MSc (preferably management related) or professional business qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a step change in your career by studying for a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at Southampton. The DBA is one of the research-focused courses offered in the UK. It 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’ll also develop your managerial capabilities.

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
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