London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Business Administration

The programme seeks to advance your proficiency in applied management, methodology and analytical skills via the critical review and systematic application of appropriate theories and the undertaking of research in order to maximise your performance and decision making abilities in your chosen area.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for those who already have appropriate business experience. In order to provide a contextual setting for their research, candidates must have the ability and opportunity to carry out detailed research activity in 1 or more organisations. Access to and support from the appropriate organisation(s) is considered critical in terms of initial selection of candidates and for the duration of the programme. Candidates will be well qualified in their chosen field and will normally have already gained a Master of Business Administration or other business-related Master�s degree or equivalent qualification, together with a sufficient amount and level of business and management experience appropriate to the research being undertaken. However, subject to a successful panel interview, candidates with an undergraduate degree of at least 2.2 in the wider social sciences area coupled with significant relevant business experience are also welcome to apply.

Course modules

Taught modules include: Organisational analysis and research; practice based research; reflexivity in action; research methods toolkit.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the 1st stage is through a mix of approaches including written coursework, presentation, empirical research, and an individual reflective and progressive log. It is envisaged that both formative and summative feedback, both oral and written, will be provided across both the taught and the research stage of the degree. On completion of Stage 1, you are expected to present the updated research proposal in front of an academic panel, in order to assess whether the proposed study meets the doctoral research criteria. The decision of the panel will enable you to upgrade to the doctoral stage and work towards the completion of the thesis. On the doctoral part of the degree, you will be required to complete discrete milestones in terms of your progress. These are set by the University in its regulations covering all postgraduate research qualifications but under the Professional Doctorate, you will be provided with a more structured framework than that is commonly associated with a PhD route.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DBA Full-time - 3 years
DBA Part-time £ 2,025 per Credit module (home fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moorgate City of London EC2M 6SQ South East

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