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Staffordshire University

Business Administration

The course is intended primarily for those with business ability experience and graduate level skills, who want to take their career to greater heights. This part-time award attracts a range of graduate calibre middle to senior managers from a variety of commercial and industrial firms and public sector organisations. They experience a challenging and stimulating course in general management, with an international perspective, as a stepping off point for the next stage of their personal and career development.

Entry requirements

DBA: Educational qualifications: applicants must have a 1st degree in any subject and have (or expect to acquire prior to starting) a Masters degree in Management (MBA, MA or MSc) from a UK University or the equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution. Practitioner experience: you must have senior management experience of at least 5 years pre or post Masters qualification. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a Masters qualification will be considered where they have substantial compensating business and/or professional experience (a minimum of 10 years senior management experience), and, a high score 1st degree (upper 2nd Class Honours minimum) in an appropriate field (e.g. business, management, organisation studies), plus other relevant experience (e.g. research training) would be considered. English language competency: the course is conducted in English, with the final thesis written and examined in English. Participants whose 1st language is not English or who have not already studied successfully in an English speaking environment will be required to provide evidence of advanced proficiency in English. Recent minimum IELTS 7 will be required. Initial research interest proposal: in conjunction with the initial inquiry form obtained from the award administrator a research proposal of approximately 1500-2000 words, indicating the academic and practitioner fields of proposed enquiry is to be submitted prior to any consideration of candidates suitability for the programme. This submission is important to determine the university's adequacy to future supervise the prospective participant at the thesis research stage (years 3 and 4). Candidates must be prepared to be called for discussion to explore their interest further.

Course modules

Modules include: Human capital dimension; marketing interventions; risk and financial analysis; change leadership; option modules; global strategic management; business research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
DBA Part-time April 2019 4 4 Years

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