Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Business Administration

The course is designed to improve business and managerial practice through the development of the personal, intellectual and academic abilities of participants; it has a strong and committed focus on managerial and professional practice and seeks to link the rigorous study of work based problems and issues to personal and professional development, thereby ensuring transfer of learning into organisational and managerial practice.

Entry requirements

MPhil, MBA or other Master's level degree in the field of business and management or organisation studies; managerial experience or substantial organisational and managerial observation; the potential to conduct research and write a thesis at doctoral level.

Course modules

Modules include: project; critical review and conceptual development; research methodology and non survey based research; survey based and statistical research; thesis and critical reflection.

Assessment methods

Students submit 6 pieces of work (documents) for assessment during the 3 or 4 years of the course; the 6 documents all focus on a common management theme or issue; the documents are as follows: definition and mapping of research issues and a research plan; critical literature review and conceptual frameworks; report on a piece of survey based research; report on a piece of field research (ethnographic/interpretative); a thesis; a reflective journal.

Sponsorship information

Employer or self-funded.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DBA Block-release £ 9,990 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
DBA Block-release £ 9,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0115 8484200