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Professional Doctorate in Business Administration DBA

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is our flagship programme in business and management. It’s designed for private and public sector management professionals – typically at a senior or executive level – who want to advance their careers through a doctoral degree, while continuing their career.

When you join our DBA course, you'll experience an intensive taught phase before conducting applied, work-based research that deals with topics that are directly relevant to your organisation.

So as you learn, you'll develop your professional knowledge and skills to help solve concrete organisational problems in your current workplace – benefiting both your employers and your own career.

DBA students can:

  • Experience a unique approach to intellectual inquiry emphasising the integration of theory and practice
  • Conduct practice-oriented research
  • Contribute to applied management knowledge
  • Develop intellectually and personally as an individual, as an executive and as a contributor to the professional community
  • Gain a prestigious doctoral degree achieved through a rigorous, structured and comprehensive educational experience

The benefits of a DBA

The DBA is aimed at senior professionals with postgraduate qualifications who wish to take their management and professional development to new levels, add to their professional body of knowledge and further develop their own management careers.

The research focus of the DBA addresses real business issues, with the results providing professional outcomes that are of direct relevance to your organisation. Research is both theoretical and practical. The DBA thesis is comparable to a PhD in terms of effort, rigour, and contribution to knowledge, supervision and assessment.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 123

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    117 54%

    72nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

    17

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