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Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    4 years part time

  • Starting:

    March

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate with the same status as a PhD. It is the highest qualification available in business and management, designed for senior professionals who wish to advance their careers by developing their academic research and critical thinking skills. The Northampton DBA is a part-time programme that typically runs over four years. The first two years are structured around facilitated modules that provide the foundations for the research project, the main element of the DBA. This research project needs to make a significant contribution to professional practice by developing existing theories and knowledge.

Updated 24/09/2020

Highlights


  • Further enhance your opportunities in senior management and/or consultancy roles.
  • Part time study to fit around you.

Course Content


  • The DBA provides the opportunity for you to cultivate the skills needed to find better solutions for intractable problems and develop new paradigms for the increasingly complex, turbulent and interconnected business environment. It does this by:

    • honing your critical thinking and analytical skills to identify the core or ‘real’ issues
    • refining your capability to evaluate evidence on which to base decisions
    • developing your ability to produce robust and reliable research
    • improving the clarity with which you present and support arguments
    • providing the understanding for you to question ideas and options appropriately

    Through undertaking rigorous research into a meaningful and complex issue within your own organisation, you will make a direct contribution to your executive or professional practice.

    In this way, the Northampton DBA will enable you to differentiate yourself, not just in terms of having the qualification, but also in the way you work and think.

    Please visit the application support page for further information.

  • UK & EU

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £8000 in Year One and Year Two, £4000 Year Three and Year Four

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £8000 in Year One and Year Two, £4000 Year Three and Year Four

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    International

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £8,000 in Year One and Year Two, £4000 Year Three and Year Four

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £8,000 in Year One and Year Two, £4000 Year Three and Year Four

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • If you are looking to find out more information about our DBA, contact our dedicated DBA team at dbaenquiries@northampton.ac.uk.

    Visit our support page for DBA application assistance.

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