University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Business Administration

Designed for those who wish to conduct a programme of research pertaining to their current organisation, study occurs alongside professional practice, providing a framework for the demonstration and development of advanced professional knowledge and skills. Relevance to the professional environment is a pivotal feature and reflection on business and management practice is integral to the learning process.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree or equivalent in an appropriate management related subject. All applicants require a minimum of 3 years relevant business and management experience. Evidence of recent continuing professional development or leadership experience in a relevant area of business and management/management science will also be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional review and development; advanced research techniques; publication and dissemination; proposal for professional research and development; professional research and development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments at the end of the 1st year and students progress to the individual research phase after having passed the year 1 assessment. During the 1st taught year, students are allocated a mentor to help them develop their research topic in more depth and to prepare them for the research phase where they will be guided by a team of 2 academic supervisors over the following years.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DBA Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Portsmouth Business School
Telephone number: 
023 9284 4602