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The Durham DBA is an executive doctoral programme for motivated, high achievers who want to develop their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. The Doctorate in Business Administration is structured around a research project driven by the individual, with a focus on practical application in the business environment.

  • Develop the highest level thinking and research
  • Present your findings at conferences globally
  • Contribute to your own professional practice

How is the programme structured?

The programme is offered on a flexible part-time basis and takes from 4 to 6 years to complete.

Why students choose the DBA

Years 1 and 2 comprise five taught modules delivered at the School

Years 3 to 6 comprise individual supervised research and study.

Throughout your studies you’ll develop your research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to the highest level. You’ll also gain a strategic focus that will enable you to contribute to your own professional practice and the wider subject area.

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What our students think

"The DBA has helped me to appreciate the transformational nature of academic research when its outputs are applied to the commercial and industrial world, and for me this is about using the knowledge, skills and tools I’ve learned to bridge a gap in the healthcare setting."

John Canacott

Life at Durham

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