Doctorate of Business Administration

Doctorate of Business Administration

Doctorate of Business Administration

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) provides an excellent opportunity for applicants who have some experience at the administrative, supervisory, managerial or leadership level in any sector to gain a further higher education to enhance their career prospects. The Doctorate of Business Administration degree abbreviated DBA and equivalent to a PhD in Business Administration is a research doctorate in business administration. DBA stresses more practical approaches rather than theoretical aspects. Normally DBA is pursued by those professionals who are directly involved in the corporate world. If you are interested in pursuing this qualification, it is better to get maximum information about the admission criteria. To be enrolled in a DBA qualification, you will have to possess the qualifications mentioned below.

DBA candidates may write their thesis in areas suitable to their employment contexts, such as management science, education, technology management, organisational behaviour, coaching/mentoring, economics, finance, or other practical fields.

In this programme, learners will be able to: -

  • Develop critical self-reflection and self-awareness to enhance personal and professional development at the senior management level.
  • Develop research skills for the senior level of management.
  • Determine and apply appropriate research methods to business management problems.
  • Develop skills, capabilities and understanding in managing and organising research project in line with professional and ethical principles.
  • Evaluate and synthesize scholarly literature to general research that will significantly contribute knowledge in the chosen sector.
  • Work as an independent researcher to contribute to knowledge through original and independent research.

Qualification Structure

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry to DBA – Top Up

Exemptions and Credit Transfer



Scholarships and Discounts

Learning Support



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Admission is offered on merit, subject to eligibility to the full DBA or DBA Top-up.

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  1. Study Planner - DBA

  2. L8DBA - Personal and Professional Development

  3. L8DBA - Strategic Management and Leadership

    It provides the opportunity for individuals to forge a career in management by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions.
  4. Thesis Level - Research Proposal

  5. Thesis Level - Writing your thesis

Comments ( 8 )

  • Nosa Erhinmwinsee

    Am interested in your PhD in Health & Social Care

    • Dear Nosa, it is DBA and you can produce a thesis in health and social care. It has two stages, stage 1 is fully focused on Strategic Management and Leadership (you can write assignments in health and social care, as this course is applicable to all sector). We have students who are working in the health & social care sector.

  • Adel

    I have completed Qualifi Level 8 in SML and I would like to enroll on DBA? what is the procedure?

    • just send the request to admin and register your interest, need any support, writes me any time

      MD USMAN, DBA researcher
      MSc-ITC. CMgr. MCMI, M-BAm, PG, level 7 & 8.

  • Teris C.

    I would like to thank the Cambridge Management and Leadership School for giving me the opportunity to study the Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. An excellent experience that will support me in my operations in my country! I have already been accepted for a DBA (TopUp) from a Swiss Institute!

    • hi Adel
      please advice have you been accepted for a DBA (TopUp) from a Swiss Institute

      send the details so i can look into it to join

  • Ola

    Hi there,
    is this program available for online learning for getting the degree? is it actually active at this moment for the students interested?
    Thanks in advance for replying!

  • just send the request to admin and register your interest, need any support, writes me any time

    MD USMAN, DBA researcher
    MSc-ITC. CMgr. MCMI, M-BAm, PG, level 7 & 8.

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