Doctor of Business Administration

Entry Requirements

You'll need to show us you have not only the intellectual capabilities, but also the stamina, drive and commitment necessary to undertake independent study. You will have a conversation with our programme academics to discuss the requirements of the programme, and current issues within your organisation that you would like the programme to address during your research.

Academic and professional requirements
You will need both of the following:

  • An upper second class honours at Undergraduate level (or equivalent) plus a good MBA or other Masters degree
  • A minimum of 7 years senior management experience

Please note these are minimum entry requirements and, as there are a limited number of places available on the programme, we will select the candidates with the best academic and professional credentials and whose research interests are aligned with the available expertise in WBS.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence.

Applicants who meet all of these criteria will be interviewed by telephone before an offer of a place can be made.

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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Required grades

Test: Minimum overall score
IELTS: 7.0 with maximum of two components at 6.0+
PTE Academic: 70 with 51+ in every section
CPE: Grade C (CEFR level C2) or above

Grade C scoring 60+, no worse than 3 component results at borderline and 1 at weak



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