Business Administration (Research) Birmingham City University

This course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. An internationally established highest level qualification, the programme enables you to earn the title of Doctor without putting your career on hold. The programme will enhance your professional capabilities, credibility and standing, and you will contribute to practice through action research.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    City Centre Campuses

  • Start date

    May 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Modules: Contemporary research in practice; postgraduate certificate in research practice programme; pilot inquiry; research in philosophy; practice based thesis.

Assessment method

You will conduct a piece of unique Doctoral level research, submit a thesis for examination and sit an oral exam (viva voce) in which you defend your thesis and contribution to practice before a panel of experts.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an MA, MSc or MBA degree in a particular area of business-related professional practice; have at least 5 years related professional practice experience, as well as being employed in the professional capacity that they propose to study. Students must have the formal agreement and active co-operation of the organisation where the DBA studies are to take place.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,900 Year 1
International £6,900 Year 1
England £6,900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,900 Year 1
Scotland £6,900 Year 1
Wales £6,900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.