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Doctor of Business Administration DBA

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-20

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The DBA is designed to raise the level of professional capabilities of practising senior managers and executives. It does this by developing critical reflective practice skills, by enhancing knowledge of leading-edge areas of business, and by providing the opportunity to develop their capabilities in practice-based research by means of a major doctoral research project focussed on their role as change leaders. DBA is designed for active senior managers and executives who want to gain new insights and perspectives into change leadership and management based on critical exploration of their own evolving professional practice. It is particularly appropriate for those wishing to improve their capability to lead and manage change in an established or new organisation without having to seek time off for formal study. A key role is played in their capability enhancement by the capstone research project, which enables practitioners to improve their professional practice by undertaking rigorous research into that practice.

It is the professional equivalent of the academic PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), but designed specifically to support participants in undertaking practice-based research into their workplace activities. While the knowledge gained from this research is equally rigorous to the PhD, it is distinctive in that the participant is placed at the centre of their research investigation, and their findings tend to be highly applicable within their organisation and within their community of professional practice. The programme was specifically designed for busy professionals who are unlikely to be unable to attend a university on a regular basis while studying for their doctorate. All study is therefore undertaken by distance learning, using modern communication technologies, including: web study resources, online discussion forums, email, Skype, etc.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,150per year

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Middlesex is a diverse and inclusive university with students from over 160 different countries.
A network of regional offices across the world provides support to help students prepare for their move to London.
Major investment in recent years has transformed Middlesex’s London campus, providing excellent facilities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    116 53%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    104th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    103rd

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