Doctor of Business Administration

How to apply

To apply you will need to submit your CV along with a research proposal document expressing what you are interested in researching, and how you intend to use the academic insights offered by the programme to tackle a specific issue within your organisation.

The final application deadline for the DBA 2023 intake is Friday 31 March. However, as the DBA is a highly competitive programme, we may close earlier than the deadline if a high number of applications are received; therefore, we suggest applying early to avoid disappointment.  

A waitlist may be offered to any subsequent applications, although consideration cannot be guaranteed once the waitlist phase has commenced.  

Our application process

1 Submit your CV for review

If you would like to receive an informal assessment of whether your experience and career goals are a good fit for the DBA, you can submit your CV for review by our DBA team.

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2 Talk to us

Contact the DBA team find out more about the programme, discuss your motivations for pursuing a DBA, and ask any questions you may have. 

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3 Meet us

You may wish to arrange a 1-2-1 meeting or call with the DBA Course Director to discuss your research idea in more detail, or attend one-to-one of our DBA Open Evenings. 

4 Apply

Apply using our online form, including all of the required documentation.

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5 Interview

Your application will be reviewed by the DBA Programme Directors for review. Successful applicants will be invited to interview via Skype or by telephone.

6 Offer letter

If you have been successful in your application, you will receive a formal offer letter from us.


7 Confirm your place

You will then be required to accept your place on the programme, so your place is confirmed.

8 Register and enrol

You will then receive information regarding registration, induction, and what to expect during your time with us.