University of Gloucestershire - Doctorate in Business Administration

University of Gloucestershire

Doctorate in Business Administration

You’ll develop skills in business through an in-depth research project on a topic of your choice and the development of advanced academic skills. You’ll cover a wide range of research topics, from consumer behaviour to management accounting, or leadership to production control. The key is that you are able to develop doctoral work that has relevance to theory and practice.

Based in our new, purpose-built Business School at our Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, you’ll develop professionally, build connections and enhance your knowledge and skills on our range of flexible courses, many of which are accredited by industry bodies. Our lecturers are current and active business professionals, experts and researchers who apply real-world industry experience to their teaching

Entry Requirements

Doctorate standard

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic

Post-qualification professional practice

  • A minimum of two years post-qualification professional practice and the ability to demonstrate professional competence of a high standard in the relevant research area

IELTS 6.5 (6.0 writing, 5.5 all other components)

  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Career Prospects

Career opportunities include:

  • Business Consultant.
  • C-Suite Executive.
  • Economist. 
  • Professor.
  • Organizational Development Manager.
  • Director of Human Resources.
  • Government Program Manager.
  • Nonprofit Executive Director.

Course Details

Doctor of Business Administration programs have a dual purpose: contribute to business theory and further develop the professional practice

The DBA is a structured route to doctoral-level achievement. The initial pre-thesis modular element lasts 18 months, after which you present your formal research plan. You then enter the thesis phase, which lasts a minimum of a further 18 months. At its conclusion, you present and defend a thesis in a viva voce exam. DBA classes are limited to a maximum of 20 people who benefit from a collaborative learning environment

Level 7 (Postgraduate)

Reflective Professional Development (DB8001)
Systematic Literature Review (DB8002)
Methodological Fundamentals (DB8003)
Research Methods and Analysis (DB8004)

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