Doctor of Business Administration DBA

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
4 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
March

Overview Updated 19/10/2018

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.

Course

Highlights

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

Additional

Information

Further information

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.

Course Details

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

Read more…

Case Study

From fighting fire to doing a DBA

“With so much change taking place in the UK, there’s no better time to study a DBA, it is this link between academic research and developing real practical solutions that is so important,” said Shaun.

“I genuinely believe it’s something for senior executives who are looking for a professional development programme that’s going to help them manage change and come up with solutions.

“I chose the DBA route instead of a PhD because it allows you to apply theory in your workplace. For example, I’m carrying out research on the importance of identity and how this links to organisational performance and the wellbeing of our staff, so important at this time of change. Academic research is one thing, but it is the ‘so what’ factor that is important to me.”

Read more about Shaun’s story here.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to meet all of the following criteria

  • hold a Masters degree in a business-related subject, normally completed within the last ten years.
  • have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, at an appropriate level.
  • be employed in a senior leadership/management role capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes, including the professional research project.

Please visit the application support page for further information.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in categories (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

Please see the DBA Module Progression Download for further information about module content. We will be running a three day workshop every three months, the details of upcoming workshops are available to download. All workshops are from 9am – 5pm unless otherwise stated.

Read more…

Fees & Funding

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

(Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 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

(Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

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

(Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 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

(Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

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Updated 19/10/2018

  • 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.

    Course

    Highlights

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

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    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.

    • From fighting fire to doing a DBA

      “With so much change taking place in the UK, there’s no better time to study a DBA, it is this link between academic research and developing real practical solutions that is so important,” said Shaun.

      “I genuinely believe it’s something for senior executives who are looking for a professional development programme that’s going to help them manage change and come up with solutions.

      “I chose the DBA route instead of a PhD because it allows you to apply theory in your workplace. For example, I’m carrying out research on the importance of identity and how this links to organisational performance and the wellbeing of our staff, so important at this time of change. Academic research is one thing, but it is the ‘so what’ factor that is important to me.”

      Read more about Shaun’s story here.

  • Applicants will need to meet all of the following criteria

    • hold a Masters degree in a business-related subject, normally completed within the last ten years.
    • have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, at an appropriate level.
    • be employed in a senior leadership/management role capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes, including the professional research project.

    Please visit the application support page for further information.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in categories (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Please see the DBA Module Progression Download for further information about module content. We will be running a three day workshop every three months, the details of upcoming workshops are available to download. All workshops are from 9am – 5pm unless otherwise stated.

    Read more…
  • 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

    (Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 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

    (Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

    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

    (Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 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

    (Changemaker Scholarships available- £6,160 in year 1 and 2 – £3,080 years 3 and 4 with Scholarship

*Course data provided by Unistats

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for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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