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 was scheduled to be Friday 31 March 2023. However, due to a large number of high quality applications, applications will now close on Monday 20 March 2023.

A waitlist may be offered to any subsequent applications, although consideration for this year’s cohort cannot be guaranteed once the waitlist phase has commenced. After the deadline, your application will be added to the 2024 submission process.  

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. You may wish to arrange a 1-2-1 meeting or virtual call with our recruitment team or contact us by email.

3 Meet us

Please attend one of our DBA Open Evenings at the Shard (or online), where you can learn more about the programme, and experience our world-class teaching facilities. You will gain a taste of the programme content, meet the Programme Directors, and hear from the current students/alumni about their experience of the programme. Keep a look out for future events. 

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.