Doctor of Business Administration

What we’re looking for

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

Educated in the English language?

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. 

English Language Requirements


With maximum of two compnenets at 6.0+

Grade C or above

(CEFR level C2)

Grade C

Scoring 60+, no worse than 3 component results at borderline and 1 at weak


With 51+ in every section