Business Administration (DBA)

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Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 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.

Our DBA demands commitment, energy and hard work. In return you will be provided with a stimulating and life-enhancing development experience with the award of an increasingly valued qualification.

This course will provide you with:

  • a differentiated approach to continuous personal and professional development
  • the opportunity to really engage with managerial and professional practices
  • a stimulating learning environment, challenging traditional management understanding
  • a supportive research community.

The DBA encourages you to challenge currently assumed knowledge and understanding of management. We support individuals' commitment to finding new, innovative and personal responses to organisational and managerial challenges.

We provide a supportive learning environment which includes face to face seminars as well as access to electronic portal technologies, encouraging networking between peers, academics, and guest speakers.

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Studying in Dubai

In addition to the UK based programme, Nottingham Business School also delivers the DBA in collaboration with an educational services partner in UAE. Studying under this route will allow you to undertake the bulk of your DBA programme including scheduled workshops locally in both the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

For further information on start dates, course fees and the application form for the UAE programme please contact Stafford Associates.

Joint supervision with the University of Chinese Academy of Science

Nottingham Business School also works with the University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS) on joint supervision of the DBA. Studying under this arrangement will allow you access to experts with local contextual knowledge and subject knowledge. You are also able to attend other DBA research support activities in China.
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For further information on start dates, course fees, the application form for the China programme and relevant activities please contact CAS Trent via email.

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Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: February
Course length: Three years part-time
Study location: City site

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