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Doctor of Business Administration

This Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) provides senior executives and managers with the opportunity to achieve the highest academic degree while remaining in full time employment. Equivalent to a PhD qualification, the DBA is ideal for those pursuing a professional career.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be well-qualified in their chosen field and possess a business related Masters degree (e.g. MBA) or equivalent qualification supplemented with sufficient recent business and management experience appropriate to the research being undertaken.

To be considered for the programme, candidates must complete the online application form and provide the requested documents.

English language requirements

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
DBA Part-time January 2018 GBP 11,250 (Year 1) International 3 Years
DBA Part-time January 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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