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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Aston University’s executive DBA is a part-time, distance-learning doctoral programme designed for senior professionals to advance their learning whilst working in their existing roles. This unique research experience can transform your career, your organisation, and develop you as an individual. Gain advanced knowledge of critical business issues and establish yourself as an influential leader.

About the Executive DBA at Aston

Our Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers an opportunity for leaders to work at the interface of advance research and business to make unique and powerful breakthroughs in understanding how we can develop effective organisations.

Programme Structure

The executive DBA is a part-time distance learning course that can be completed in 4-6 years.

The Research Methods Course (RMC) modules are taught by expert staff in management research, completed in year 1 (maximum of 2 years), and are the foundation for all doctoral students:

Develop as a professional researcher
Build the skills required to successfully complete the programme
Lead to the development of your final research proposal and qualifying report

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Aston is renowned for its careers and employability support, and the opportunities it provides for students to gain practical work experience.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience through internships, placements, projects and business start-ups.
The university has a range of scholarships including a fully funded Aston Enterprise Scholarship for a student with a winning business idea.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 124 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    136 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%



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