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Professional Doctorate in Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)


About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

Course Description

The DBA is designed to improve business and managerial practice by developing the personal, intellectual and academic abilities of participants through a research-based project. It has a strong and committed focus on managerial and professional practice, and seeks to link the rigorous study of work-based problems and issues to personal and professional development. It thereby ensures the transfer of learning into organisational and managerial practice. 

The Doctorate of Business Administration has the same academic standing as a PhD. It is similarly a research-based qualification; participants can therefore expect a challenging, stretching and demanding experience conducted in a stimulating atmosphere of intellectual and academic debate. 

The DBA encourages participants to challenge currently assumed knowledge and understanding of management. We support individuals’ commitment to finding new, innovative and personal responses to their organisational and managerial roles. 

Nottingham Business School’s DBA provides a supportive environment, encouraging networking between peers, academics and guest speakers. 

Our DBA programme demands commitment, energy and hard work. In return it offers a stimulating and enjoyable development experience with the award of an increasingly valued and valuable qualification. 

We’re ranked 18th / 123 for Business in The Guardian University Guide 2019. We’re also ranked 28th / 121 for Business in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Visit the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) page on the Nottingham Trent University web site for more details!


Visit the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Usually all of the following: An MPhil, MBA or other Masters-level degree in the field of Business and Management or Organisation Studies; Applicants must be holding or have held a post which includes managerial responsibilities or have been in a position to be able to observe organisational and managerial practice; Applicants must have the potential to conduct research and write a thesis at doctoral level; Applicants whose first language is not English also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency.


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