Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Transform your business: make an impact
The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programme is cohort-based, with groups of up to 10 candidates mentored throughout their research degree by an expert academic team.
The DBA is designed for practising managers with the experience and roles to facilitate impactful change within their organisations as a result of their research.
Whilst the programme contains some taught elements designed to enhance your research skills and capabilities, the final award of the Doctorate is based on a portfolio of original research, presented in a thesis.
Is the DBA right for me?
If you are a practising manager the DBA could well be the ideal programme for you, as it will allow you to combine your professional experience with your studies. Working at a pace that suits you, the DBA can support you in facilitating research-led impactful change inside your organisation. Your final award is based on a portfolio of work, presented in a doctoral thesis. We will support you through taught elements and from the outset, you will have a supervision team. The DBA is located within the Centre for Business in Society, one of the University’s dedicated research centres and you will become a part of our community of doctoral/postgraduate researchers.
The DBA process
Your DBA journey will go through three important phases, each designed to add an additional layer to your final submission.
Phase one (12-24 months) - Creating the foundation for the DBA: establishing the research question, context, literature review and methodology.
Phase two (12-24 months) - Conducting the research: one or several practical focused projects.
Phase three (12-24 months) - Assembling the thesis: critical reflection on research findings, implementation and observation of 'change'.
Contact admissions@iimbas for more information