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DBA at Fudan

The Durham DBA at Fudan is a new part-time executive doctoral programme delivered by Durham University Business School at three leading business locations across the world.

Built on a partnership of over 10 years, the new DBA at Fudan is delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China; Durham University Business School in Durham, UK and the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, with Fudan being the main location.

This new programme is for motivated high achievers looking to focus on finance or management, through the development of their research, as well as their analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. The Durham DBA at Fudan will enable you to bring an unparalleled combination of independent thinking and business knowledge to your organisation and your future career.

You will be part of two prominent research communities at Durham University Business School and the School of Economics at Fudan University – both hubs of lively debate and experienced diverse academics and managers from around the world. You will be encouraged to contribute to research activities and culture, presenting your findings at conferences and as your research develops, you’ll also be given opportunities to submit your work for publication.

"My entire academic and professional career had been in the United States and I wanted to gain an international perspective, and the Durham DBA met those needs."


David Brauer
Visiting Professor in Business and Scheller-Edwards Entrepreneur in Residence at Westminster College

Programme structure

You will complete five taught core modules, two taught elective modules (choosing either a finance or management route) and a Doctoral Thesis with a maximum of 60,000 words.

Modules

Type

Credits

Location

Year 1

Practising Business Research

Core

15

Fudan

Strategic Visioning, Leadership and Change Management

Core

15

Fudan

Global Corporate Strategy

Core

15

Fudan/Durham

Global Financial Markets and Institutions

Finance Elective

15

Fudan/Durham

OR

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Management Elective

15

Fudan/Durham

Year 2

Design Thinking for Innovation

Core

30

USA

Financial Data Analysis and Econometrics Methods

Finance Elective

30

Fudan

OR

Advanced Business Data Analysis and Consultancy

Management Elective

30

Fudan

Theory into Practice

Core

60

Durham

Years 3-6

Doctoral Thesis

Thesis

360

The standard duration of the DBA at Fudan is six years, although students will be able to submit at any point after four and a half years subject to concession.

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Locations

The DBA at Fudan is primarily delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

The module Design Thinking for Innovation will be delivered in Silicon Valley (USA), the global home of both technological innovation and the design thinking community, enabling students to observe, research and participate in product and service development processes first-hand.

In addition, either core module 3 or elective module 1 will be delivered in Durham University Business School (UK), enabling students to experience Durham and develop connections with the School’s Research Centres and the wider research community.

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