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  Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

University of Portsmouth    Faculty of Business and Law

Part time September Prof Doctorate 4-7 years
Business & Management (5)

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The Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is our flagship programme for ambitious professionals in the private and public sectors. Designed for senior and executive-level managers, this part-time course allows you to earn a prestigious doctoral degree while advancing your career. The programme starts with an intensive taught phase, followed by applied, work-based research relevant to your organization. You'll develop your professional knowledge and skills, solving real-world problems in your workplace. With a strong emphasis on integration of theory and practice, you'll contribute to applied management knowledge. Entry requirements include a postgraduate qualification, three years of relevant experience, and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

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Our Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is our flagship programme in business and management. It’s designed for private and public sector management professionals – typically at a senior or executive level – who want to advance their careers through a doctoral degree, while continuing their career. 

When you join our DBA course, you'll experience an intensive taught phase before conducting applied, work-based research that deals with topics that are directly relevant to your organisation.

So as you learn, you'll develop your professional knowledge and skills to help solve concrete organisational problems in your current workplace – benefiting both your employers and your own career.

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Entry Requirements

A postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate management related subject. All applicants require a minimum of three 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. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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