Research course

Business Administration

University of the West of Scotland · Business School

Entry requirements

All applicants must be in possession of a UK, or recognised international masters level degree with a minimum score of 60% overall at first sitting or equivalent qualification. The masters must be a business discipline area or relevant subject, or have a good masters level degree in a cognate subject area or field of study. As a guide, a masters is preferred but not restricted to the following areas:

  • Business/International Business
  • Business Administration
  • Management/International Management
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)/Int. HRM
  • Marketing/Int. Marketing
  • Commerce
  • Event Management
  • Tourism/Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Enterprise/Entrepreneurship/Innovation
  • Financial Management
  • Public Administarion and Management
  • Law/Legal Studies/LLM

All applicants must also have at least 3 years of experience at management level and 5 years of work experience at senior level.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

A globally recognised qualification aimed at MBA and professionally qualified postgraduates who wish to take their management and professional development to a new level.

Contemporary employment requires high levels of intellectual sophistication, with employers specifically recruiting candidates with doctoral qualifications. The DBA enhances your professional and executive practice through the application of rigorous research to real and complex issues.

The course will appeal to those wishing to gain the highest level of professional qualification available in business and management, by undertaking world-class doctoral study. It will be of interest to leaders and managers working in the private sector, health, local authorities and higher education, enhancing your professional and executive practice through the application of rigorous research to real and complex issues in business and management.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team