Doctor of Business Administration

How to apply

Applications will open on Monday 2 October 2023 for the 2024 DBA intake.

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.

Want to find out more about the programme? Join us at our Open Evening.

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. 

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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.