Research course

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Institution
University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Business, Finance and Management
Qualifications
DBAMPhil

Entry requirements

A good Honours Degree, masters degree or equivalent, plus at least three years' experience in a management position.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

The DBA is an exciting opportunity for experienced managers to further their qualifications, combining research and practical reflective activities. The DBA offers a relevant and manageable doctorate for managers who may feel the traditional PhD is not relevant to their career needs and ambitions.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate which provides a structured programme of study through taught modules, closely integrated with an individual’s professional career development. It is widely recognised as the pinnacle of qualifications in the world of business and management. This DBA programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in Business Administration and Management related areas in the UK and international markets.

The programme is open to candidates who have at least three years recent and relevant management experience. It aims to provide students with both a thorough grounding in the philosophy, principles and practice of business administration and management research, and a critical understanding of key contemporary and global issues affecting all types and sectors of business. The term business is used in its widest sense as this degree may also be undertaken by those who work in social enterprises, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations.

The programme has two parts, and is composed of taught modules and a doctoral-level work-based research project. The element of reflection on professional practice distinguishes the professional doctorate from the award of a PhD.


Department specialisms

Small business management, entrepreneurship.

Qualification and course duration

DBA

full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months

MPhil

full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jill Venus
Email
j.venus@uwtsd.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 1570 424727