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

Advance 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. You’ll be supervised by leading academics with expertise in your area of research, who will share their knowledge and support you throughout your DBA journey. This part-time degree is designed for senior managers and consultants who want to study at an advanced level while working full time. It can be completed over a maximum of seven years although you can choose to complete within four. We offer the flexibility to pause your studies or extend the course duration to fit around your professional commitments.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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