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This is the Bradford DBA. This is for the global experts.

This is the Bradford DBA. This is for the global experts.

Study your DBA at the triple-crown accredited, Times Higher Education (THE) Business School of the Year 2021.

The University of Bradford’s Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is the pinnacle of management education, providing an unprecedented route to the status of global expert in your field.

Push the boundaries of contemporary business

The programme is as academically rigorous as a PhD. It’s specifically designed for executives, professionals and senior managers who seek to push the boundaries of contemporary business and management.

Develop advanced research skills

The Executive DBA provides training in advanced research methods through four specifically designed modules. Delivered by leading scholars, these modules equip you to undertake empirical research on modern business challenges, and to develop new knowledge and understandings.

This is the Bradford DBA. This is for the global experts

Apply your new knowledge in the workplace

You’ll make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your area of expertise. You’ll study part-time and remain at work, allowing you to apply your new knowledge directly back to the workplace. You’ll open up a new realm of personal development and career opportunities including teaching at international business schools, high-level consultancy and board-level roles.

Share your research

Under the supervision of leading research-active academics, you’ll have opportunities to present your research at the Annual Doctoral Conference at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

You’ll also have opportunities to give guest lectures on your research and/or managerial expertise as part of the International Guest Lecture Series and publish your research in academic and practitioner journals. We also host three peer review workshops per year, where you can present your research to colleagues and academics, and mock vivas to fully prepare you for the viva examination.

This is the Bradford DBA. This is for the global experts

Learn with fellow elite professionals

Your fellow DBA students will be an elite group of about 25 international managers who you will meet, network and share ideas with at several taught sessions in years one and two, and during your research phase via regular peer review workshops in different locations.

Entry requirements and application details

We welcome all applications for the DBA programme, particularly from applicants whose interests complement the expertise of our research centres:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • People, Organisation and Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology
  • International Business, Marketing and Branding

To study the DBA, you should have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • a minimum of five years’ relevant managerial work experience
  • a research proposal
  • two references (including one academic reference, if possible)
  • a high level of fluency in English

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