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Durham University Business School | Durham Doctor of Business Administration (Durham DBA)

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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

Business and Management StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

Durham Doctor of Business Administration (Durham DBA) at Durham University

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The Durham DBA benefits from a long heritage as one of the first executive DBA programmes in the UK. Its impressive alumni include senior figures from the UK government ministries as well as distinguished organisational and political figures internationally. A number have also become successful authors and others have embarked on a second career in academia. The distinguishing feature of the Durham DBA is its strong organisational focus. The programme seeks to encourage DBA students to use organisation theory in interdisciplinary ways to think critically and analytically about as well as influence organisations and management, work practices, processes and institutions.


As a research degree, the Durham DBA offers skills and capabilities to discriminate between managerial “wisdom” and the results of rigorous, and relevant research and educates our students to engage in the second of these both through the research philosophy and ethics, and the research methodology workshops.


The programme is offered on a flexible part-time basis and takes from 4 to 6 years to complete. It is structured in phases, which enables you to receive regular feedback to facilitate progression.


Years 1 and 2


Five taught modules delivered at the School (order of delivery may vary):


  • The Ecology of Organisations 
  • Power, Control and Resistance in Organisations 
  • Marketing Theory and Practice
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Research Design Workshop: Part 1 / Theory into Practice: Part 2 / Assessment is by individual written assignment for Modules 1-4.


Between Modules 4 and 5 you will develop your research proposal. 


The individual written assignment for Module 5 has a 10,000 maximum word count.  


Years 3 to 6


Years 3 to 6 comprise individual supervised research and study. 


Qualitative and Quantitative Groups: You attend regular research visits to give you the opportunity to meet your supervisor/module leader for teaching, guidance and advice. 


Academic Progression Reviews: Formal progress reviews are scheduled to ensure you are making satisfactory academic progress. There is no formally assessed work to be completed for a research visit; it is assumed you will be self-regulating by the time you reach this phase.


The final thesis has a 60,000 maximum word count.


Research Seminar Programme


Throughout your studies you’ll have access to specialist training opportunities. These sessions provide the opportunity for you to meet with visiting researchers and work closely alongside Durham’s academic faculty. Additionally, you will be supported to present your research findings at other universities, research institutes and international conferences.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

Durham Doctor of Business Administration (Durham DBA) at Durham University

[email protected]


The Durham DBA benefits from a long heritage as one of the first executive DBA programmes in the UK. Its impressive alumni include senior figures from the UK government ministries as well as distinguished organisational and political figures internationally. A number have also become successful authors and others have embarked on a second career in academia. The distinguishing feature of the Durham DBA is its strong organisational focus. The programme seeks to encourage DBA students to use organisation theory in interdisciplinary ways to think critically and analytically about as well as influence organisations and management, work practices, processes and institutions.


As a research degree, the Durham DBA offers skills and capabilities to discriminate between managerial “wisdom” and the results of rigorous, and relevant research and educates our students to engage in the second of these both through the research philosophy and ethics, and the research methodology workshops.


The programme is offered on a flexible part-time basis and takes from 4 to 6 years to complete. It is structured in phases, which enables you to receive regular feedback to facilitate progression.


Years 1 and 2


Five taught modules delivered at the School (order of delivery may vary):


  • The Ecology of Organisations 
  • Power, Control and Resistance in Organisations 
  • Marketing Theory and Practice
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Research Design Workshop: Part 1 / Theory into Practice: Part 2 / Assessment is by individual written assignment for Modules 1-4.


Between Modules 4 and 5 you will develop your research proposal. 


The individual written assignment for Module 5 has a 10,000 maximum word count.  


Years 3 to 6


Years 3 to 6 comprise individual supervised research and study. 


Qualitative and Quantitative Groups: You attend regular research visits to give you the opportunity to meet your supervisor/module leader for teaching, guidance and advice. 


Academic Progression Reviews: Formal progress reviews are scheduled to ensure you are making satisfactory academic progress. There is no formally assessed work to be completed for a research visit; it is assumed you will be self-regulating by the time you reach this phase.


The final thesis has a 60,000 maximum word count.


Research Seminar Programme


Throughout your studies you’ll have access to specialist training opportunities. These sessions provide the opportunity for you to meet with visiting researchers and work closely alongside Durham’s academic faculty. Additionally, you will be supported to present your research findings at other universities, research institutes and international conferences.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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