Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
University of the West of Scotland
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 8 / SCQF Level 12)
Full time - Classroom
£20,000 (Year 1: £10,000; Year 2: £5,000; Year 3: £5,000)
Paisley campus: September; London campus: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug and Oct
Paisley, Scotland & London City
To be considered, potential applicants should normally have a master’s degree preferably in business management with good grades. Candidates will be expected to have some work experience at managerial level.
IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. UWS will also consider applicants who have previously studied at degree level, taught and assessed in English, in what UKVI define as a majority English-speaking country.
Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.
Further research degree i.e. a PhD programme or progressions to career development.
DBA graduates are equipped to hold several high-level positions including executive and leadership positions in business and commerce and the public sector. A doctorate provides great personal satisfaction by enabling you to take your learning to the highest recognised level.
The taught DBA course focuses on advanced strategic management modules and a research thesis.
Phase One lasts 12 months and involves four taught, compulsory core modules, each studied in an allocated three month learning period –
Phase Two involves 24 months’ thesis work. You will have at least one academic supervisor who will provide guidance and encouragement.
General guidelines to submitting applications for DBA Programme
At the application stage, provide some standard information about yourself and your past academic attainments, strengths and performances. Include a detailed CV with supporting evidences of any work experience & other activities and training you have undertaken. Make sure that you provide only true information and you can support this with documents.
You will require at least two references – it is advisable to collect them on organisation’s letterhead with referees’ signatures on it as most of the universities will ask for these at the application stage rather than writing to referees at later stage.
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