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DBA Doctor of Business Administration (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • DBA
  • Duration
  • Part-time: minimum 4 years, up to 7 years (average 4-5 years)
  • Department of Study
  • WBS


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) has been expertly designed to turn senior executives into scholar-practitioners. Studying at the internationally-renowned Warwick Business School, ranked 5th in REF 2014, you will pursue applied research in Business and Management.


The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers senior executives a professional doctorate or a Business and Management equivalent to a Doctor of Laws or Doctor of Medicine degree.

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Research for the Doctor of Business Administration is based on specific challenges facing individuals within their organisations, for which they will design and create an intervention, with the guidance of an experienced supervisor from the WBS faculty.


The DBA is made up of nine 3 day workshops, and two 1.5 day workshops at The Shard, teaching you design and research methods, academic theory, and reviewing relevant literature on key business research themes. You will be required to attend review panels in order to progress in your studies.

The DBA will culminate in a portfolio of work, showing how you have analysed, researched and designed a solution and implementation plan for your business challenge.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) plus a good MBA or other Master’s degree. A minimum of 7 years’ senior management experience.

Please note these are minimum entry requirements and, as there are a limited number of places available on the programme, we will select the candidates with the best academic and professional credentials and whose research interests are aligned with the available expertise in WBS.

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


Find out more about how to apply for DBA Doctor of Business Administration


For up-to-date information concerning fees and funding for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick Business School's Fees and Funding webpage.

To find out more about funding and scholarship opportunities open to Home/EU and Overseas students, please visit Warwick’s Funding Routes.