University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Professional Doctorate in Business Administration

The DBA is our flagship programme in business and management at Portsmouth Business School. It has been designed for private and public sector management professionals who wish to advance their careers by studying and researching for a doctoral degree in business and management. It allows students to conduct applied, practice-oriented research on topics that are directly relevant to their employing organisations and provide benefits both for their own careers as well as for the employers. DBAs are increasingly recognised as valuable alternatives to the traditional PhD doctoral research degree that is mostly much more theory-oriented and less applied to concrete organisational problems and needs. The DBA also includes an intensive taught phase that prepares students in considerable depth for the empirical research that they undertake - usually in the organisation where they are currently employed at a senior/executive level.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DBA Part-time October 2017 - 4 years
DBA Part-time February 2018 - 4 years

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

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