Doctor of Business Administration

Staffordshire University
United Kingdom
Qualification
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September August July April January
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Educational qualifications

  • You must have a first degree in any subject and have (or expect to acquire prior to starting) a Masters degree in Management (MBA, MA or MSc) from a UK University or the equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
  • Practitioner experience
  • You must have senior management experience of at least 5 years pre- or post-Masters qualification. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a Masters qualification will be considered where they have substantial compensating business and/or professional experience (a minimum of 10 years senior management experience), and, a high score first degree (Upper Second Class minimum) in an appropriate field (e.g. Business, Management, Organisation Studies), plus other relevant experience (e.g. research training) would be considered.

English language competency

  • The DBA is conducted in English, with the final thesis written and examined in English. Participants whose first language is not English or who have not already studied successfully in an English-speaking environment will be required to provide evidence of advanced proficiency in English. Recent minimum lELTS 7 will be required.

Initial research interest proposal

  • In conjunction with the initial inquiry form obtained from the award administrator a research proposal of approximately 1500-2000 words, indicating the academic and practitioner fields of proposed inquiry is to be submitted prior to any consideration of candidate’s suitability for the programme. This submission is important to determine the University’s adequacy to future supervise the prospective participant at the thesis research stage (years 3 & 4).
  • Candidates must be prepared to be called for discussion to explore their interest further.

Curriculum

Year one

  • Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Management Practice & Theory #1
  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Developing an Effective Literature Review
  • Reflective Practice-into-Theory Portfolio #1

Year two

  • Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Management Practice & Theory #2
  • Research Design in Management & Organisational Settings
  • Developing an Effective Literature Review
  • Reflective Practice-into-Theory Portfolio #1

Year three

  • Reflective  Practice-into-Theory Portfolio #2
  • Thesis
  • Engage in Individual  Research
  • Meetings with Supervisors

Year four

  • Reflective Practice-into-Theory Portfolio #2
  • Thesis
  • Submit Thesis
  • Viva Voce Examination of Individual Research

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