University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Business Administration

The course provides a part-time structure of rigorous, concentrated study, ongoing research practice and continual, practical assessment. The course combines distance learning with the advantages of face-to-face study. Participants make scheduled visits to Bradford and/or Germany each year for modules, peer review workshops and discussions with supervisors. Students will attend compulsory residential workshops spread throughout the year in years 1 and 2. Year 1 consists of 4 residential sessions, spread over the year. Each of those sessions last between 3 to 5 days. Year 2 follows with another 3 residential modules, each of them lasting 3 days. From year 3 onward students will attend a minimum of 2, 2-day peer review workshops each year. They give students the chance to test their ideas with fellow participants and share ideas with others.

Entry requirements

MBA or equivalent qualification with 3-5 years management experience since completing the MBA, and an average performance at 50 per cent or above in all assessed units; at least 5 years' relevant management experience; be able to conduct research in 1 or more organisations; be proficient in the English language, applicants will be required to achieve a minimum score of at least 7 on the IELTS test (with no sub-test less than 6), or a score of 100 in the internet-based TOEFL (minimum scores apply for each sub test).

Course modules

Research skills training (8 modules); research proposal; research.

Assessment methods

Twice a year students are assessed through a monitoring progress system, in which they report in to the DBA Review Team. This ensures that they are up to speed with their research and writing.

Sponsorship information

3 part scholarships, amounting to 50% of DBA fees for years 1 and 2 (a total of �12,500), to be awarded on merit to self-funded DBA applicants from World Bank low-income or low to middle income economy countries. 1 part scholarship, amounting to 50% of DBA fees for years 1 and 2 (a total of �12,500), to be awarded on merit to DBA applicants from the UK or EU. You may only apply for one of these scholarships after you have received a formal offer of acceptance for the DBA course. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form by the closing date of 1st April 2014 to be considered for entry in June 2014, or by 1st April 2015 for entry in June 2015. Funding awards are made on the merit of each case. The School of Management retains absolute discretion regarding the amount and number of funding awards. Applicants are eligible for a maximum of one scholarship, and will be notified before the end of April of the decision. Self funded or part-self funded Bradford alumni applying to study a DBA programme, whether they studied in Bradford or at 1 of our partner institutions, will qualify for a discount on the self-funded element of their fees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DBA Part-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Management Bradford BD9 4JL Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

DBA Team
Telephone number: 
01274 234321