Professional Doctorate in DBA - Doctorate of Business Administration (Part time)

    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. It is a professional doctorate completed on a part-time (Executive) basis. An internationally established highest level qualification, the programme enables you to earn the title of Doctor without putting your career on hold.

    The programme will enhance your professional capabilities, credibility and standing, and you will contribute to practice through action research.

    What's covered in the course?

    In the first half (the structured phase) of the programme you will attend on a ‘block delivery’ basis, which allows you to focus on one part of the course at a time.

    The DBA is designed to help you apply action research-based thinking to ideas in practice and work, or practice based problems whilst deepening and broadening your understanding of application to professional practice.

    You will also develop essential research skills which will enable you to play a leading role in strategic and operational development, policy formation and evaluation in practice.

    Our DBA is aimed at enhancing the level of professional capabilities and credibility of practicing professionals, and the research undertaken on the programme is focused on contributing to, and transforming, practice.

    The course combines workshops, research based activities and a substantial research enquiry thesis.

    Why Choose Us?

    • On our programme you will gain a professional focus and practice based experience of action research and its application to practice, ensuring you are equipped to make an impact in or accelerate your career or standing.
    • You will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with our thought-provoking supervisors who will guide you to gain specialist insight into your chosen field(s).
    • Your study will be based in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located in the UK’s second city, which is one of Europe’s largest cities.
    • Candidate support is at the forefront of our approach, with everything designed to give you the skills you need to succeed.

    Visit the DBA - Doctorate of Business Administration (Part time) page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    To join the DBA programme, you must have completed an MA, MSc or MBA degree in a particular area of business-related professional practice, and also have relevant experience in a professional capacity. Alternatively, you must have at least five years related professional practice experience, as well as being employed in the professional capacity that you propose to study. You must have the formal agreement and active co-operation of the organisation where the DBA studies are to take place.

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